Glendronach 1992

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 9
Stated Age
21 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jan 2014 10:42 pm by Chemist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 644.94

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1992

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. Greenkeeper did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Single cask. From a butt. A butt regularly means 500 ltr. content.
    After  21 years and more than 4 months of maturation 566 bottles with 0.7 ltr. were filled, at a noticeable high alcohol strength of 59.8 %abv. resuting in 396.2 ltr. of spirit filled into the bottles. Angels share is at least 2% per year.

    Already after 12 years (and not 21) there should be less than 392 ltr. left.
    After 21 years there should only be an estimated rest of ~327 ltr. left. So where do the other ~70 ltr. of spirit come from ?

    That gives me a clear hint, that more than one cask was emptied into that of #195 for a second maturation. You also can't be sure that only oloroso casks were used for this expression. One of the casks that were dumped into that #195 oloroso cask for the final maturation period could have been a PX or even a bourbon cask. Perfectly legal but not the thing, I expect when reading the words "single cask" on the label. What a pity.

    On the other hand, GD claims that their whisky from those "single cask" expressions always have matured for a long time in the (last) cask mentioned on the label and this should mean a much longer period than for a mere "finish". What a pity, that there is no legal definition which time of maturation period makes up a (2nd) "maturation" and which period is only regarded as a "finish". If you want to buy "true" single cask expessions, you have to look for a line
    like "matured in one cask for 21 years" that is missing in this case.

    Dear bosses from the industry, I'm a malthead,an enthusiast, maybe even an anorak.

    I like to spent pretty much of my hard earned money on just some bottles of quite expensive scotch single malt booze. But one thing I really, really don't like is to be taken for a ride and even have to pay for that. Further links referring to that issue: http://myannoyingopinions.com/2014/02/14/glendronach-confusion-single-cask/

    http://myannoyingopinions.com/2014/03/23/glendronach-single-casks-revisited/I feel like giving it at least 7 points deduction. (81 or 83 then.... ;)  Thinking about a strike on not buying from distilleries who play such cheap tricks on their customers....... but it's hard to sacrifice the relish.....

  2. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 9 contains the following bottles:

    1972 cask 702
    1985 cask 1035
    1989 cask 5470
    1990 cask 1243
    1991 cask 5405
    1992 cask 195
    1993 cask 5
    1994 cask 3385
    1995 cask 3302

  3. Noon0000 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Works surprisingly well when neat (even at 59.8%). Expect quite some bitterness when water is added.
    • Nose
      Moist, ink-soaked wood. Velvety dark fruits. Minimal menthol behind leather notes.
    • Taste
      Mocha. Oak. Sherry fruits recede. Woody bitterness develops. Even more so with water.
    • Finish
      Dry, warm departure. Very inky.

  4. Gronqvist scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly subdued with caramelized pear, dried figs, white pepper, cloves, coffee, toffee, cinnamon, leather, cigar box, balsamic vinegar, Christmas cake, Sherry cask and some herbs. 
    • Taste
      Soft, bold and sweet with crisp orange peel, stewed prunes, raisins, dark chocolate, fruit cake, walnut, coffee and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long and rich with Sherry, dark wood, oranges, raisins, fruit cake, liquorice and nutmeg.

  5. pagan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Producer`s tasting notes:

    Colour: Ruby flecked dark oak.Nose: Caramelised pear and fig with warm white pepper give and added depth to gentle clove

    Palate: Floods of crisp orange peel and gentle clove fill the rich stewed prunes which are slighly sweetened by hints of dark chocolate.


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