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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
87.32/100
votes
348
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 3
Bottled
29.10.2013
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Casks
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG31027
Barcode
5060088797556
Added on
09 Nov 2013 11:20 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 88,26

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not bad but batch 1 was much better

  2. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sharp, varnish, clear barrel scent, with only a light sherry breeze. Wood, some raisins and creamy chocolate. In straight line with CS4, the four are clearly better, much more sherry. (84 b)
    Taste: The woody creamy, varnish, sherry is in the taste to know a little more than in the smell, there it was weak. Rozinky Sweetness. (85 b)
    Points: 85
    Summary: Tested in a straight two-wheel comparison test with CS4. I have a bottle open, I have a big sample from a friend, but I have a bottle and I have to leave it for a couple of years and then see if the age is as positive as the one. There I was 88 for the premiere, but 93 and maybe three and a half years later. Perhaps somebody will be surprised that the whisky matures only in the barrel and in the bottle no longer, but it is a controversy. Even though it does not mature, it will surely "get old", of course something is happening to it in the bottle. But I turned it off and it would be another, longer, chatting. For me, five of the GD CS (1-5) tasted the CS3 clearly the weakest.

  3. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Compared to their age-stated core range bottlings, this one has a much clearer distillate character.
    • Nose
      Sweet, sticky sherry immediately hits the nose. Sultanas, cinnamon, baked apple, rum-soaked raisins, toffee, chocolate, burnt sugar, mint, lemon, orange peel, dried apricot, vanilla. A little bourbony on the nose, although very welcoming. For a cask strength whisky, the nose is very mild in terms of alcohol burn.
    • Taste
      Full, oily mouthfeel with a slight alcohol burn. Oak, PX sherry, espresso, butterscotch, salted caramel, milk chocolate, walnut, nutmeg, earthy, orange, anise, jaffa cake and spearmint. It's a little in your face, but in a pleasant way. I get the idea that the PX casks are the main contributor to this whisky, making this whisky lean more to the sweet side and less 'heavy' on the palate. You can tell the difference if you've had Oloroso matured Glendronachs.
    • Finish
      Very long and drying, dried fruit notes are prominent.

  4. DutchWhiskyDan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very nice dram. Would love to see how this would do if matured longer.
    • Nose
      Tobacco but also the sweetness of sherry. Glue and leather. Complex but fresh.
    • Taste
      Again the tobacco and leather, with some sherry notes coming through. Like walking into an antique store. Lovely.
    • Finish
      Quite long and warm with spicy pepper notes.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nice affordable glendronach.
    • Nose
      Clearly thick sherry influences as expected. Chocolate, hazelnuts, raisins and sultanas. Also some oranges and tangerines. overall quite pleasant
    • Taste
      it starts with a small black peper bite, then comes the raisins and oranges, followed by sweet silky milkchocolates with almonds. it has a bit of a small bitter bite on the tongue which damages a bit the overall sweet full soft experience
    • Finish
      quite long, mouthcoating with dark chocolate and laurus.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant and affordable, complex Glendronach, which is not just about the sherry.
    • Nose
      Sherry and malt. Apple, black cherry and orange peel. Vanilla, caramel and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Sherry and malt. Plum, raisin, orange, cocoa and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sherried.

  7. joep scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. helmutgw scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: gets smoother
    25.11.2017 84
    • Nose
      balanced, sweet and spicy, "spicy" -pikant-pepper
    • Taste
      exciting struggle of sweetness and bitterness
    • Finish
      so long

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly ground peppercorns, oranges, raisins and hints of tobacco leaves behind. Fir honey, dark wood, some wood varnish.
    • Taste
      Orange sweets, honey. Hazelnuts, some nougat. Slightly tingling and spicy.

  10. marq scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    At two thirds of the bottle after a few weeks: In the nose Candied orange citrus Coco's prunes spritzbreakfast espresso amphora tobacco. Tastes creamy sherry orange plum petertjes again in the middle, some laurel and lemon peel, later dried peppers and a light sweetie stays nice and long. In the first weeks a little more subdued something more leather and less sweet also the alcohol was more present and in the aftertaste some floral and light notes of mint. In the weeks later I could not taste it anymore, but I had more accents of ripe fruits and influence of the px sherry, in the beginning the lake tended to olorosso.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      85 85

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