- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Batch 3
- Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Casks
- 54.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 09 Nov 2013 11:20 am
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength
59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points
- Topper, too bad it gets difficult to get
Raisins and brambles, dried fruit with a dusty and tarty edge. Notes of moist fruit cake coming through with sticky dessert cherries. A touch of cinnamon coming through, not much oak on the nose.
Its on the dried fruits and oranges, what you'd expect from GlenDronach but there's also an unexpected sour and bitter note slipping in.
Long, oaky with cinnamon powder. Little sourness coming through as well.
- Appearance: Deep caramel color, amber-orange. Quite leggy. Pretty sherry look.
Nose: Raisins, barley sugar, light chocolate, lots of sherry as expected. Touch of ginger spice. Slightly nutty. A bit of beef brother too.
Palate: Sweet honey, raisins, spices, caramel. Light chocolate, citrus.
Finish: Honey, dried fruits, alcohol, spice. Candied orange peel.
With Water: Needs a bit to balance the cask strength. Maltier, rich. Can stand up to quite a bit.
Overall: A lovely whisky. Sweet and rich, with excellent sherry all the way. It’s like dessert for sure. Big and powerful, young but mature.
- Wow MacEllink, 100 points, why do you think this Glendronach is so good?
- Glass: a hoop
Color: black tea
Aroma: wine, immediately with polish and varnish, but in a pleasant, edible direction ... harsh, uncouth, fruit, dried fruit ... wood and walnut ...
Not the nose to be proud of, but overall not bad
Taste: better, significantly ... in spite of the strength of no spirituality ... It is drunk quite easily and pleasantly ... Raisins, figs, dates, baklava with nuts and sorbet ...
After the first vulture, aromatics opens in a new and much more interesting way ... I notice this is not the first time - you need to make a vulture in order to evaluate aromatics - after exhaling through your nose, fumes help to perceive aromatics (this is my theory) ...
Flowers and buckwheat honey, caramelized sugar ... toffee ... appear in the aroma
The taste is still strong, warm and pleasant .... no spirituality. Good result.
The finish warms and pleases ... Christmas dram for every evening. And most importantly - do not rush with him, let him stand, open up and everything will be fine.
- Not bad but batch 1 was much better
- 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)
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.