- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask - Batch 8
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 55.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 07 Jul 2013 6:01 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2002
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points
- bought for 88£ (including commission and S&H) at auction #68 on SWA that ended December 4th, 2016
- 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
- Glendronach 10 yo 2002/2013 (55.6%, OB, batch 8, Pedro Ximenez puncheon, cask #1988, 664 bottles)
Colour: full amber. Nose: plenty of chocolate (both milk and dark) and
then coffee and more coffee. It’s absolutely not sweet or fruity, this
is very dry. Very little gunpowder this time, not one single used match
and rather gravel and sand, soot, leather and then a growing humus and
smoke. Charcoal. So yes, I think it’s very dry for a ‘PX’. With water:
no it’s not. Water makes it sweeter, smoother and rounder. Big time!
Stunning leather/tobacco, like nosing an old Habanero from a good house.
Woo-hoo! (excuse me). And there’s even smoke. Mouth (neat): instantly
reminds me of the current ‘Cask Strength’ – unless my memory doesn’t
serve me well. There’s a faint note of kirsch, then ‘ideas’ of slivovitz
or even date arrak, then more triple-sec, raisins, figs and other dried
fruits. There’s also more gunpowder this time, which translates into a
slightly chalky/mineral side. I think this is still a little rough, but
it’s a very fine one for sure. Also cloves and cumin, more and more of
that. With water: I was wrong, it’s not rough, it just needed water. Old
sweet wine that got dry. Rivesaltes, Maury or, maybe, PX indeed.
Finish: long, smoother, raisiny, easy. Smoky aftertaste. Comments: I
just had an idea, I’ll do a big bold session with only sherried
Glendronachs and Karuizawas. Why am I telling you this now? SGP:462 - 90 points.
- Nice Whisky, sweet sherry is dominanting the profile. Lacks depth and complexity to be rated higher in my books.
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
An intensely coloured 2002 vintage Glendronach from the 8th Batch of their single cask series. This is the youngest to date, distilled just 6 weeks after the distillery reopened after a 6 year hiatus. Menthol and nutty with a chilli spice
- Tasting notes by The Glendronach Distillery:Nose: White pepper and cinnamon.
Palate: Treacle-covered ripe autumn fruits, fresh mint and toasted nuts.
Conclusions: An unusual but hugely appealing young Highland malt to savour while relaxing in a sun-lounger.