Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso Sherry
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 jul 2013 9:16 pm

Average value

€ 71.51

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.83 points.

  1. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad single malt, but based on Ralfy's hymn and his announcement of the Glendronach 15yo Revival Whisky of the Year, I was expecting more. I enjoy the smell a little more than the taste.

    In addition, the beginning of the bottle was rather frightening, relatively uninteresting and one-dimensional. Fortunately, time and gradual "oxidation" did a good job again.
    • Nose
      Absolute ex-sherry classic. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts, dates, cane sugar, cane molasses and milk caramel (Toffifee). Also slightly musty. Furniture polish. Some herbs, especially lovage. Celery and parsley leaves. Maybe a pinch of dill.

      After adding water, the smell changes significantly. Wet sawdust, honey, incense stick. Preserved apples.
    • Taste
      Distinctive alcohol. Very strong orange peel. Strange lacquer taste. Hazelnut, (milk) chocolate, woodiness. Caramel liqueur, caramels. Ginger tea. Cane molasses.

      The addition of water dampens the prominence of the alcohol. Boiled root vegetables. Orange with honey. Lemon jelly. Dandelion honey.
    • Finish
      The orange peel persists. Overall bitter-acidic and rather dry. Still strong alcohol. Cocoa beans and coffee beans. Tannins.

      It thickens after adding water. Orange jam. Pea porridge, boiled lentils. Boiled celery. Cocoa.

  2. Volanne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    If you have ever tasted the Dailuaine 16yo F&F we had for the very first WDTS, this one will ring a bell to you. A nice and probably affordable introduction to sherried malts.

    Tasted blind for WDTS:
    • Nose
      One of these pretty unsophisticated though rather carefully crafted tennage sherry malts with lots of brown sugar, pralines, and corn syrup galore. There's also some toffee in there, which I usually dislike in my whisky, but the syrupy side is nicely balanced with just enough wood dryness and the slight sourness of some orange marmalade. And this balance gets better and better with time.
    • Taste
      This is consensual whisky. The thrill of the sherry, but stays very well-behaved. Too well-behaved, if you ask me. Demerara sugar strikes first, followed by lots of nuts, and an orange-flavoured ganache. Very creamy, with a little mid-palate hollowness, probably due to the low ABV (43% ?).
    • Finish
      Quite long, with a growing woody bitterness.


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