- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
- Number of bottles
- 54.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- The Nectar and La Maison du Whisky
- Added on
- 05 Sep 2013 10:29 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.98 points
- Seriously good, yet not the best Oloroso matured GD I had.
Rather closed for a GD. Yet, it's the friendlier side of oloroso matured GDs, mind you. No real sulphuric nor meaty smells, just dunnage warehouse and oxidising grapes. Further, there is orange juice, prune, date, treacle, coffee and cocoa.
Now we're talking! Full-bodied, with nice acidity, and initial dryness as oloroso matured whiskies can deliver. The taste is full of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, treacle, prune, coffee and the most dark chocolate you can imagine. Water is recommended, as it edges off the dryness.
A nice warming, spicy aftertaste (cinnamon, clove), with dried fruit (date, prune), coffee, and dark chocolate.
- Really very good.
Classic Sherry, ripe red fruits, grapes, milk chocolate, hazelnuts and almonds, some oak and smoke.
With water: a bit of tobacco in addition.
Mix of fruits (cherries, blackberries, oranges, grapes ...), coffee chocolate, a lot of spices, medium drier mouth on the oak.
With water: syrupy side more intense.
Long enough on wood and spices.
- If the finish had more intensity, this was 92 points
Interesting nose, typical dronach sent with a bit more polish and smoke. fruity touch appears.
Nice cinnamon and dark chocolate mix,
herbs and spices. raisins and pear.
Delicate, a bit too short for my liking.
lovely fruits appear, bramble and prunes
- Holy crap, this is a grand
sherried whisky. Still around for 125 EUR. Recommended! Thanks, GlenPiWi.
The nose starts on the classics:
plums, figs, rum raisins with an underlying layer of roasted nuts. Then some
almond paste, freshly polished saddle, milk chocolate and sniffing tobacco. A
touch of woodsmoke. Quite wonderful.
Nice attack with a mouth filling
creaminess, almost syrupy in fact. That makes for a nice bridge to the
Sirop de Liège. Orange marmalade, chocolate with a hint of espresso. Nicely
spiced, too. Black pepper and cinnamon. Mildly drying from the oak, but far
from oaky. Very nice and complex. Layered, as they say.
The finish is very long and sweet
with a great spiciness.