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Glendronach 2002

Overall rating
88.77/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 8
Vintage
03.07.2002
Bottled
28.05.2013
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1988
Number of bottles
664
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG80468
Barcode
5060088796191
Added on
07 Jul 2013 6:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189,00

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63 × member ratings

130 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2002

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.77 points

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.

    whiskyfun.com

  2. mikespike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nice Whisky, sweet sherry is dominanting the profile. Lacks depth and complexity to be rated higher in my books.

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. getz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Distillery Bottling
    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

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    All in all one of the better SCs from Dronach, who cut out a lot of missing notes with wet barrels, unfortunately also the balsamic and polish notes, but most likely in the nose.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate syrup made from fresh cocoa beans, with light balsamic notes, nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh espresso, oiled leather, saffron, dates, some mushrooms and old cellar, furniture polish
    • Taste
      Raisins and dates, very dark syrup, cocoa beans and coffee beans as well, sweet liquorice, dark, roasted malt and roasted chestnuts, mushrooms, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, furniture polish, balsamic, clove, saffron, camphor, a little ginger, nice mineral beef
    • Finish
      Very dry with light, bitter oak, licorice, ground coffee beans, clove and nutmeg, medium length

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    All in all one of the better SCs from Dronach, who cut out a lot of missing notes with wet barrels, unfortunately also the balsamic and polish notes, but most likely in the nose.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate syrup made from fresh cocoa beans, with light balsamic notes, nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh espresso, oiled leather, saffron, dates, some mushrooms and old cellar, furniture polish
    • Taste
      Raisins and dates, very dark syrup, cocoa beans and coffee beans as well, sweet liquorice, dark, roasted malt and roasted chestnuts, mushrooms, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, furniture polish, balsamic, clove, saffron, camphor, a little ginger, nice mineral beef
    • Finish
      Very dry with light, bitter oak, licorice, ground coffee beans, clove and nutmeg, medium length

  8. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind mystery tasting.
    • Nose
      balsamic; floor polish; suggestive of Oloroso with strength 52-56%
    • Taste
      fizzy; honey; still thinking Oloroso and Sardinian crackers
    • Finish
      medium->long; some wood

  9. Tallyortoby did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    bought for 88£ (including commission and S&H) at auction #68 on SWA that ended December 4th, 2016

  10. 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

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