Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 8
Stated Age
22 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2013 5:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 257,23

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76 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. Maczet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm trying something a bit different. About 4 months ago, I received a bunch of samples of Glendronach single cask bottlings - 7 in all. Casks 1487, 3025, 326, 3397, 1346, 2971, and 494. Let's see how this one tastes.

    Nose starts with raisin, followed immediately by dark chocolate, figs, some cigar smoke, stewed fruit.

    Palate carries on with drying dark chocolate, cigar smoke, figs, golden raisins, perhaps a hint of honey.

    Finish brings drying dark chocolate, cigar smoke, some cinnamon spice, and a lingering note of mild pepper and cooking oil.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 8 contains the following bottles:

    1971 cask 1246
    1990 cask 2971
    1991 cask 5409
    1992 cask 145
    1993 cask 3
    1994 cask 101
    1996 cask 1490
    2002 cask 1988

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A heavily sherried single cask malt but the oak is not overwhelming.
    Huge, thick with great complexity. A sensual nose with a big taste and
    everlasting finish. Another great shot from the distillery.

    • Nose
      Rich and thick. Muscular sherry character with rum soaked raisins, dates
      and figs. Dark ripe fruits, even marmalade. Old polished furniture with
      a hint of GlenDronach typical flintstone. Big and elegante. You can
      nose this all night long.
    • Taste
      Oh yes! A massive hit of old matured sherry flavours, dark chocolate and
      lots of hazelnut and walnut. Round, thick, creamy and sweet with
      antique oak. Mouth-coating.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, sweet with lingering chocolate, even espresso, and walnuts. Again a hint of flintstone and dry old oak.

      WITH WATER: Water tames a bit the liquorice sweetness and the intense sherry flavours. Gets drier with peppery spice.

  6. D3US scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This is a big, big sherry whisky. One of those that, some might say, come close to being a little too much to take, even if you like sherried whiskies a lot. Extremely full bodied and warming. A real fall or winter whisky, one to take when it’s snowing outside. A whopper of a dram.
    • Nose
      Intense sweet sherry nose; Dried fruits (plums), chocolate, raisins. Spiced wine, a hint of mint Candied fruits, orange peel and cooked, dark fruit.
    • Taste
      An oaky bitter note hits first. The dried fruits add to that. Much less sweet than the nose would suggest. Give it a little while and dark fruity sweetness appears. Chocolate still, and some interesting spice now as well. Maybe nutmeg? Cinnamon to add some more sweetness, but I must say there’s quite a bitter edge to this. Liquorice. Drying on the tongue, at the end oak again.
    • Finish
      Warming, liquorice bitterness and dried fruits. Raisins dipped in dark chocolate and a very clear coffee note now. Oak, spice, dark fruits. Quite long.

  7. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. mikespike scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Let me briefly justify my low rating: I get lots of sherry, which is not a surprise. Bit overall this is pretty dry and not well rounded for me, also a bit on the sour side. Just not that well integrated sherried malt as some other bottlings are. (81P mikespike)

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    In fact, it`s a whisky of 22 yo (date distilled 13/06/1990 ; date bottled 05/2013 ; 604 bottles filled).

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers Tasting Notes:

    Appearance:Rich, aged cherry wood.

    Nose: Stewed plum compote and orchard apples caramelized in dark Muscovado sugar. Aged oak spice adds a citrus twist.

    Palate: A robust depth of rich sherry. Ripe plums and damsons flow into stewed dark fruits sweetened by dark chocolate and gentle vanilla.

    Comments of the seller (Master of Malt): A 22 year old Glendronach taken from a single Sherry cask that yielded 604 bottles at natural cask strength. A fantastic whisky from a distillery renowned for their top quality, Sherry matured, Speyside malts.


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