Glendronach 1968

Overall rating
94.61/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB43383
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 10:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5057.33

97 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1968

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.61 points.

  1. jmtsi scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    From a fresh bottle I emptied over couple of days

    Day1
    Alcoholic repulsive nose, unusual for whiskies this age
    A good dram but value is nowhere close its outrageous price tag

    Day2
    Tames with air in the bottle and becomes more pleasant
    If you want to enjoy it soon, I suggest you split the bottle in half and fill it in another container so that the spirit can breathe

    Quite uni-dimensional, all on high quality coffee and the darkest, delicious chocolate, no fruits at all I can detect
    Bone dry but not drying, little bitter, but in a pleasant way
    Quite close to 1994 #7459 also very well done, all on chocolate, hugely drinkable but not very complex

    Does not take water well, becomes too diluted in taste

    Day3
    This is getting better
    Tasted aside a 1992 #102 which is open couple of months now
    The 1992 has an alcoholic nose, the palate is all on oranges
    The Recherché is super dark by comparison and wonderfully candied

    Verdict: 93 points

    1972 #712, of which I had 3 bottles beats this with more complexity, such as herbs interwoven with the typical sherry notes
    I’d even say Grandeur #10 of which I had 4 bottles is more complex with pleasantly sour notes and forest fruits. Better buy 5 Grandeur #10 instead of this!

    Although the packaging design is high class and to die for, cork / sealing is crap with the wax cracking and bottle leaking upon arrival
    Collectors beware!

  2. jimmy_dongtan did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Big sherried full body

    I can say that this is awsome.

    Final boss of Glendronach

  3. whiskychase scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    thought 1971 & 1972 are good but 1968 is simply mind blowing. heavy old style sherry but very pleasant with cask strength

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sweet spices, toffee, dark fruits, very good but not impressive for me, though most reviewers seem to disagree, maybe my sample was a bit weak

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Complex, very fine and balanced - very drinkable and enjoyable - fantastic!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Intense, vanilla, toffee, aniseed, caraway, orange oil, some dried fruits, toasted bread, butternut, nutty, old sherry wood, little pipe tobacco - excellent!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, mellow, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, cooked oranges, xmas spice, toffee, milk chcocolate, finest sherry wood, little vanilla - superb!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, spicy, more dried fruits, little more nutty, fine woody, but not drying - great!

  6. _ToMcIo_007 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Amazing dramm!!!! wow what a nose

  7. 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

  8. knopfler99 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. getz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    i got number 632/632

  11. 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

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login