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Glendronach 12-year-old Original

Overall rating
85.05/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.02.2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2013 12:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.90

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Original

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 points

  1. Heidjer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious!
    • Nose
      Very nice dark fruit notes, the extra years you can tell him. Mixed with wood notes.
      Second nose: full fruity, "sweet" spices.
    • Taste
      strong start, in short sweet, then spicy. For 43% very strong
    • Finish
      Sherry and light bitterness, not overpowering. Becomes coffee over time.

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Super entry level sherry, far better than the old 12 year old glendronach from the very beginning of the 2000s. It is however very (too?) Easy to drink, the dilution is felt.
    • Nose
      Caramel, well-cooked fruits (plums, mirabelles, queen claudes), some wood
    • Taste
      Texture a little thick. Very sweet, too much. Is it water? It is ultra easy, neither dry nor bitter, but with pleasant scents: plums, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. A real aperitif!
    • Finish
      Drier, more woody. Always caramel, pruine, vanilla. Long enough.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the best whiskies I know in this price range. An excellent introduction to sherried single malts. Its profile has a lot in common with the Dalmore 15, but without the abundant maltiness.
    • Nose
      Orange, mocha, chocolate, almond, crême brullée, toffee, plum and marshmallow.
    • Taste
      Mocha, tangerine, almond, hazelnut, malt, oak and a whiff of smoke (not peat).
    • Finish
      Mocha, toffee, almond, cherry and malt.

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