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Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
194
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
30.05.2002
Bottled
12.2013
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2751
Number of bottles
701
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG81344
Barcode
5060088797662
Bottled for
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Added on
04 Dec 2013 10:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134,16

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194 × member ratings

400 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2002

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Lovely Glendronach at just the age of 11! Great price.
    • Nose
      Lots of nuts on the nose. Walnuts and hazelnuts. Raisins, brown sugar and fudge. Cooked apples with cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Again a lot of nuts, but more integrated with dried fruit. Think of trail mix. Also almonds and chocolate. Cake, caramel and vanilla. Raisins again.
    • Finish
      A little bit dry. The age shows its younger self. Cacaobeans and nuts.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Nice and decent Glendronach. Sweet sherry, but rather hardy and nutty. There is some almond and roasted peanuts. Besides that there is some leather and a touch of varnish.

    Taste:
    Quite drinkable for a 50+%ABV. It has a sweet and round taste, with tad fruitiness and a hint of citrus. But overall it is the sherry influence which is rather clear. The oloroso influence is clear. It is more on the nutty and hardy side.

    Body:
    Good: full and creamy

    Finish:
    Medium-long length. There is a rather fresh hint, but overall it is a decent sherry influenced finish.

    Price:
    currently €100+ which is extreme.

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a  sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Definitely not a break-out Glendronach for me, but remarkably mature for 11 years, as well as different to the usual sherry bombs. Can always count on good ol` Oloroso butts to spice it 
    • Nose
      Immediately kind of dirty. Heavy meat notes. Roasted pork doused in sherry. Chocolate plum sauce over black forest ham? Deep and dark – remarkable for 11 years. Very dry arrival. Dates, dusty caramel, and menthol drops. With water: slightly more sweetness arrives with bitter oranges and rhubarb compote, custard pie and crème brûlée. Nice!
    • Taste
      Very dry arrival. Dates, dusty caramel, and menthol drops. With water: slightly more sweetness arrives with bitter oranges and rhubarb compote, custard pie and crème brûlée. Nice!
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Herbal and tannic, with caramelized olives and espresso.

  6. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Very dark for only 11 years.

    Nose: It's a bit thin, so I'm getting some nuts, oloroso. With more time some plum marmalade, a hint of christmas spices.

    Body: Unbelievable how many nuts are arriving on the tongue, combined with bitterness. Kakao, coffee beans. The last one is a killer for me - in a negative way unfortunately.

    Finish: The slight bitterness persists for quite a long time. Also very dry tongue.

    I'm a bit disappointed since there are way better casks vom Glendronach in this age. I guess it's typical for Oloroso casks.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. VicLin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great performance for a young Glendronach. Surprisingly easy to drink at 57.2%.

  9. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. p4blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant whisky, especially considering its age.
    • Nose
      Nuts, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar, a hint of prunes.
    • Taste
      Nuts and vanilla that develop into caramel, toffee fudge and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, mouthwarming, slightly spicy with loads of caramel and nuts.

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