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Glendronach 1968

Overall rating
94.64/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Recherché
Vintage
24.09.1968
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
5
Number of bottles
632
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Jul 2013 10:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5747,11

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68 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1968

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.64 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Gebottled 2013, this Glendronach was 44 years in an Oloroso sherry barrel and still brings it to a decent 48.6%. Already while pouring this beautiful slightly moldy "old bottle flavor" flows into the nose. Moist old wood, old sweet wine. Oranges and light cherry. Surprisingly sweet in the nose. The nice thing about these old sherry whiskys is that when the classic dark sherry notes are matured - as here - in exotic notes of papaya, kiwi, coconut and cinnamon
    The taste has everything: perfect balance, fantastic sweetness, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla. Subtle bitterness. Papaya, oranges. Perfect drinking strength with incredible sweetness. Saliva flows in streams. Brutally good
    For a long time full of fruit and sweetness. Tongue and throat are preserved woody-herbaceous.
    Conclusion: a whisky to dream. Certainly one of the best that I was allowed to enjoy. 96 points

  2. knopfler99 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    An absolutely consistent whisky like I have never experienced before, nothing stands out. No intrusive sweetness, no alcohol, no mistakes. And this wonderful wood, a dream.

    Note was created by a bottle division with a 2cl sample.
    • Nose
      95 95
      When the sample opens, there is a smell of roasted wood and subtle smoky notes that almost disappeared in the whisky glass. What remains is the clear woody note with walnut, cinnamon-sugar, orange aroma, bitter herbs.
    • Taste
      94 94
      At first he looks quite liquid in the glass, almost watery, but the first sip opens up a creamy world of pleasantly old flavors. Dried plums, spicy herbs, a great warm wood. With wonderfully integrated alcohol that is almost not to be felt and with a beautiful oak sharpness it goes on. Still hints of dried sweet old apples and a slight salivation.
    • Finish
      94 94
      In the finish the bitter herbs are left behind and there is again the slight smoky note which could be smelled in the sample, paired with wood warmed by the fire. After an hour, the flavors were still in the mouth to taste.

  3. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Recherché is a very special release indeed with 1968 being the year that the oldest maturing casks in the GlenDronach warehouses were laid down. As this bottling`s name suggests (recherché being the French for `sought out`), this cask - an Oloroso Sherry butt - was carefully selected from amongst these extraordinarily aged whiskies for its fruitiness and venerable grace.

    Just 632 bottles were produced at natural cask strength.

  4. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    i got number 632/632

  5. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s NoteAppearance: Dense antique mahogany with a cherry wood influence.Nose:

    Lovely balance. Clean, fresh with remarkable fruitiness. Juicy sweet

    sultanas, dates and marrons glacés centrally positioned around a bitter

    chocolate heart.Palate: Initial profile of

    freshly roasted coffee beans and a treacle tart character. This is

    succeeded with baked apples smothered with brown sugar. Brilliant

    structure

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