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Glendronach 1996

Overall rating
89.72/100
votes
96
Whiskybase ID
WB44093
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
16.02.1996
Bottled
08.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1482
Number of bottles
698
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
www.whiskykanzler.de
Market
de Germany
Added on
29 aug 2013 6:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 224.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1996

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.72 points

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Acid sherry with a hint of dryness. Pretty interestingly composed
    Taste: Of course, the taste is deep but slightly watered down. Pretty well folded. On the tongue, chocolate dried fruit and cocoa.
    Rating: 89 Sherry finish, quite long. Good whisky similar to other single casks I've had the opportunity to try. In fact, it didn't surprise me.

  2. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/glendronach-17-yo-single-cask-ob-cask-1482/

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A pleasure to drink, each and every single droplet.
    • Nose
      Dunnage warehouse (moist, dusty), dried fruits, prunes, dark cherries, stewed peach, honey, beeswax, toffee, creamy milk chocolate. Next to this fruity, creamy side, there is this savory and salty smell of leather and balsamico.
    • Taste
      Sweet (!!) with dried fruits, honey and soft spices. Furthermore: coffee, cacao, pepper and toffee.
    • Finish
      Long and returning, very well balanced between sweet, sour and bitter, and even a savory note. Ripe oranges, tangerines, dried fruits, balsamico, leather and bitter chocolate.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Peter87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  11. fradin11 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  12. notesofmalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Glendronach 1996 - 2013, 17 years - bottled by Kierzek, 52.9% alc., PX Sherry Puncheon, barrel number 1482, 698 bottles in total.

    Nose: Very deep fruit notes, plums, blackberries and quite a bit of sherry. Dry and leathery, a (still) pleasant Essignote, sultanas and towards the end, a hint of smoke can be guessed. The oak has already given off a lot of aroma here, the dry and leathery aromas, but also the vinegar allow for associations with espresso. A great nose.

    Palate: Strong spiciness without exploding throughout the mouth. Subsequently, a cocktail shoots over ripe fruits. The drought beats again here and reports tingling.

    Finish: Medium, weaker than nose and palate. I would have liked more. On the tongue remains a furry sweetness, as you may recognize sultanas.

    Conclusion: top whisky, an excessive Sherrymalt. To try something like that is really fun.

    90/100 points (tasted 2014, available for just under € 90.00 at Kierzek, Weitlingstrasse 17 - Berlin Lichtenberg) posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky PS: The keg was shared by Kierzek and whiskykanzler.de - so there are two different "bottled-for-labels"

  13. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/vier-1996er-malts-von-glendronach-im-direkten-vergleich-31860/ Color: Amontillado sherry
    Nose: Thick sherry and much creamier than sister barrel # 1483. Notes of balsamic, coffee, cocoa, leather, but also tobacco with a good pinch of black pepper. In addition then sweetish gum flavorings without remarkable fruit content.
    Taste: Sweet, oily, spicy - oranges and dried, red fruits with a lot of salt and sulphurous smoke. Also here much longer and creamier in the taste than # 1483 (clear taste advantages, since the wood notes only arrive late).
    Finish: Long - straight, sweet aromas, less spicy, with a slightly more subtle wood notes.
    88 points (nose: 88 / taste: 89 / finish: 86)

  14. jocmueller scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour:

    Dark as the night - a truebe almost to the black going color, you can not see through the glass.

    Nose:

    Coffee, dark chocolate (the "good"), dark (over) ripe red fruit without being really sweet, the alcohol is well integrated, very light smoke associations with some sulfur (minimal), old leather.

    Taste:

    Oeliger approach, the "Bruehe" is as thick as she looks, dry onset, dried fruit (dates?), Even here light smoke, alcohol well involved. The sulfur is now somewhat stronger, but without disturbing, but rather "bearing".

    finish:

    Long finish, first dominate the dried fruit, and then "overhauled" by the sulfur, also slightly smoky here.

    With water:

    In this round, no addition of water, I wanted to enjoy pure. Next time I will experiment.

    Conclusion:

    Absolute grenade, the chancellor has pulled there. For me under PLV points of view with the Premium Cask one of the best GlenDronachs from 2013, absolute buy recommendation for lovers of heavy sherry whisky.

    Currently 90/100

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