Glendronach 12-year-old Original

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
from 2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Jan 2014 1:38 pm by Siodhachan

Average value

€ 6.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Original

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.91 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

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

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    ok this standard from GlenDronach. Mainly sherry and sweetness with a light touch of vanilla and nuts.

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    balanced sherry barrel maturation, delight, complex and varied

  4. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant expression, with obvious sherry influence. Not that malty as 8 yo "The Hielan", easy going and leaving overall good impression. Might be a good everyday dram without special demands. The price also looks very reasonable
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, dried fruits (apricots, apples, raisins), red orchard berries (sour notes), orange zest, toffee, some floral notes, slightly dusty, notes of oak. Water opens honey and cane sugar aromas
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy (nutmeg), oatmeal, butter, viburnum berries, fudge, roasted almonds, vanilla, light maltiness, oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, dry, oaky, sweet, malty, nutty

  6. Jordanite scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Glendronach 12 is matured in a mixture of Oloroso and Pedro Ximémez casks, meaning that is it noticeably lighter and sweeter than its Oloroso-only siblings. As to be expected from a fully sherry matured whisky, the nose is dominated by the smell of sultanas. Besides this is sweet pineapple, apricot and faint hints of malt and nutmeg. The palate is greeted with a spoonful of brown sugar, after which the acidity from the fruits and some gentle heat from the wood ramp up. The finish is fruity and woody, but the wood here is very mild and pleasant. This whisky is undoubtedly well made, with no off or unpleasant notes, however I much prefer when the sherry flavours play second fiddle to the distillate's own character.

  7. Макс scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Astrid scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Good entry into the Glendronach range. In the finish he has a trailer, otherwise a solid sherry barrel-stored whisky.
    • Nose
      full of sherry brings wonderful oak and fine spiciness, very fruity and slightly creamy, vanilla sauce, some milky caramel, a hint of peat smoke, ripe lime and orange possibly pineapple, and then pear Helene with cinnamon lingers for a long time in the olfactory organ, some honey the sweetness of the PX comes out clearly, then a Fruchtintermezzo: raisins, dates and plums and figs - all dried, some strawberry compote, dark berries, baked apple, some nutty components, very complex and harmonious
    • Taste
      Ginger and oak spice on the go, light tingling on the tongue, then rather strong oak and sherry, light smoke again, some bitterness on the barrel, light sweetness, very dry fruit, clove and cinnamon, minimal caramel
    • Finish
      warm, a little malt, a lot of oak, again dried fruit, dark chocolate, very light spiciness of pepper and nutmeg, also cinnamon, salted peanuts, but then builds up surprisingly quickly


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