- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 44 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 48.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 Jul 2013 10:37 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1968
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.56 points
- Amazing dramm!!!! wow what a nose
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- i got number 632/632
- 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