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Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

Overall rating
89.19/100
votes
3478
Whiskybase ID
WB53238
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
15.11.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LL33785
Barcode
5060088793473
Added on
25 mar 2014 6:08 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 213.01

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 21-year-old Parliament

194 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.19 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The PLV at this point is impressive. Nice age with a balanced sherry barrel ratio. However, I prefer the younger two 15/18 at Glendronach. It's a matter of taste. You can also feel that the 15 and 18 belong together. Parliament is very special.
    • Nose
      Extremely full and thick on the nose. Oak wood and sherry sugar. Milk chocolate toffee with leathery vanilla. You smell so much, it takes all to find. Impressive.
    • Taste
      It fills the mouth with a full and full flavor. Bittersweet but not disturbing, it delivers everything that goes with it. Fruits like plums, currants and blackberries, everything is there. Coffee beans pickled in red wine. Heavy thick toffee syrup. Big and woody. Too much of a good thing for me at this point.
    • Finish
      Medium to long with lots of wood and sherry.
      Somewhat bitter and spicy, more peppery with cocoa and tobacco. It stays creamy with ripe fruits until the end, But overall, the oak that is getting heavier and heavier bothers me personally. You have to like that. Not for everyone.

  2. Lakerfield scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose was incredible, the finish was lovely but the palate was too dry and bitter for my liking. The flavours themself? Top stuff, such a shame that a minor aspect takes away some of the enjoyment. The 18 Allardice on the other hand keeps that juicy sensation I'm looking for.
    • Nose
      Sweet and smoky, it has that typical GlenDronach nose and just smells like it has spent some time in a dark basement. Thick Oloroso sherry, roasted coffee beans, leather, old books, musty basement, dark chocolate, stroopwafel, orange peel, warm apple pie, raisins, apricot, caramel, toffee, smoke, nutmeg, hazelnut, cereal, oak, licorice and menthol. Fantastic nose, just like its 15 and 18 year old brothers. There's just so much going on, every sniff brings something else to mind.
    • Taste
      Dense and oily mouthfeel, a wide arrange of flavours just like the nose. The sweeter PX sherry is a lot more present here. Turns rather dry and bitter soon after. Oak, spice, chocolate orange cakes, raisins, banana, apple cider, raspberries, salted caramel, wet tobacco, malt, vanilla, walnut, madeira wine, glazed ham, cherries and a smoky note supporting the rest of the flavours all the way. As expected, the palate continues to deliver an equally wide spectrum of flavours. I'm not that fond of how dry and bitter it is on the palate though. At some moments I recognized a bourbony character hiding in the background, which was weird but surprising.
    • Finish
      Long finish for a sherried malt. Dark fruits riding on a wave of subtle smokiness.

  3. Pollenflug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Full-bodied, intense and elegant. A luscious potpourri of red and ripe fruits (cherries, blackberries & blueberries) is making its way out of my jar. Behind the massive sherry influence hides a variety of flavors, which gradually crystallize during nosing. Juicy oranges, sweet apricots, grapefruit, raisins and a burnt caramel crust of a crème brûlée I perceive. Heavy spices with plenty of oak, roasted almonds, dark chocolate, leather, cinnamon, walnuts and gingerbread are rapidly gaining presence. The nose is very complex and harmonious - just wonderful.
    • Taste
      Almost syrupy, the GlenDronach wets the entire oral cavity. A pleasant sweetness runs down the cheeks, while on the tip of the tongue a subtle Pfeffrigkeit sets in and causes a slight tingle. The alcohol content (48%) is very well integrated and always gives the malt sufficient strength. The whisky starts very intense, sweet-spicy and with a subtle bitterness. Although the various sensory impressions usually contrast relatively strongly with each other, in this case they merge into a harmonious symbiosis. The red and ripe fruits are very present and form the sherrylastige foundation. Plentiful caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, leather, nuts, spices (cinnamon), dry tobacco leaves, gingerbread and oak immediately follow. The complexity to be anticipated during nosing continues seamlessly in terms of taste.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and spicy. At the beginning of the finish a slight pepperiness flashes for the last time before the heavy aromas, such as leather, dark chocolate, walnuts, spices and a decent dose of oak, take over the flavor of the upper hand and let the malt calmly end. The palate creates a subtle dryness and a noticeable bitterness.

  4. Maltlife scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    For whatever reason, I put the tasting in front of me for a long time. The more beautiful the consistently positive surprise. Very nice "standard".
    • Nose
      Balanced sherry flavors, very fine and balanced. A lot of dark fruit, cooked. Pleasant wood flavors. Plum compote. Light caramel sugar. Overall, great composition
    • Taste
      Wow. That almost says everything. One would like to enjoy only what is offered as a whole, without having to worry much about details. Nevertheless, here too rich fruit blend, sherry full, first-class balanced, makes you want more. The 48% Vol. Are the malt well to face.
    • Finish
      Very good, long-lasting, pleasant finish, slight bitterness with beautiful woody aromas.

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Almost amazing. Lovely rich, deep and sweet with aromas and nuances I absolutely love. Then again, balance is perhaps not high on today’s menu. I found that my initial nosing and tasting were just fantastic – deep, opulent sherry with almost a confident swagger. But, once my palate had settled into the dram, I struggled to find deeper complexity, and the naturally high level of astringency of the liquid reduced my sense that this was a luxuriant experience and more of a constant sherry-punch in the face. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder though, and there’s more than enough here to enjoy that I can certainly understand why some colleagues rave about this Glendronach.

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glendronach/glendronach-21-year-old-parliament/

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose: red fruit of very ripe fruit with orange zest from the oak table, spicy, strong resinous oak acidity with tree saftarom, bergamot, apricot, bitter almond, more complex citrus notes with a slight sharpness in the smell of grapefruit peels - but no alcoholic sharpness, an old leather jacket in a dusty Dandruff - in your pockets - Rotten tobacco with a hint of vanilla

    Taste: velvety soft sweet syrupy texture, strawberry cherry jam brings along with acidity, orange juice with a lot of grated ginger - brings more acidity as an antipode to sweetness, icing with lemon juice, sawdust, pine resin, some mint and a lot of spicy oak on the tongue, warming and Cooling at the same time, orange marmalade with a lot of peel - slightly bitter but in the aromatic delicious way, with each sip it becomes spicier - tobacco - cinnamon - leather tingles on the tongue, the sweetness is increasingly displaced by berry - fruity acidity and they commute in the Balance, the finish is long - rather determined by wood and spice notes than by the fruit and ends dry, at the end remains a slightly resinous aromatic mint note on the tongue

    Conclusion: one of my favorites - balanced, complex, ripe, yummy, undyed, unfiltered, high percentage - even for twice the price I can not find anything better - rather something else - only the golden packaging, which is not, there is the 12er more beautiful
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Nutty milk chocolate, fresh plums and freeze-dried apple slices. The plums started condensing and developed into Jiayingzi preserved dried plums which were slightly salted and sweet. There were also Kyoho grapes and honey-dried Chinese bayberries. After a while in the glass, cappuccino with sugary foam, some carabao mangos and sweetcorn juice. Interestingly there's Fanta from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Red fruits and earth to start, raspberries, strawberry jam. Mandarin orange peel, followed by grapes, raspberries, chocolate bar and a touch of fruit stems.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Honey black tea, vanilla and dried prunes with black peppers arising. Strawberry jam, nuts, cinnamon and tannins. It got woody and showed signs of black coffee at the end, without bitterness luckily.

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I'm always excited! Great combination of sherry and wood! One of my favorite standards. 90!
    • Nose
      A sherry wall! Sherry and oak - right in the face. Figs, plums, fresh pastries. Add wood, spice and chocolate. Not sweet at first, only after a few minutes the nose becomes sweeter. The alcohol doesn't sting, but it's achievable and, together with the spiciness, is reminiscent of nutmeg. Add some baked apples.
    • Taste
      Full, fruity, quite sweet with sparkling but still subtle oak. After a few seconds, leather develops, becoming stronger and dominating the palate with dark fruits (plums, wild berries). Only with a time lag does the oak really hit. Dark chocolate spreads and finally dominates the aftertaste. Barely sweet, fruit, leather and lots of wood remain.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, bittersweet and dry.

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I wrote the notes quickly between the doors and they don't really do the whisky justice, a delicious drop in any case.
    • Nose
      Nice fruity sherry, nutty, some mint, tobacco, nice spice too, rather subtle sweetness, plums
    • Taste
      Oily, plum must, some wood, now sweeter, creamy, slightly tart, full-bodied
    • Finish
      Tart, slightly acidic, apple, cherry, with a creamy finish

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's either the heavy sherry influence or the fact that it has been produced with significantly older stock for some time: this sure seems older than its - already considerable - stated age. 21 going on 25, at least as far as my bottle (ca. 2016) is concerned.

    What we have here is a heavy, massive, sweet-and-dry sherry-soaked, oily and woody nose. Chocolate-covered, rum-soaked raisins; bacon-wrapped, roasted figs; aged aceto balsamico; blackberry and/or plum jam; mulled wine, speculoos and christmas spices; assorted nuts. In terms of sherry maturation, this is definitely more on the fruity-and-juicy than on the earthy-and-leathery side. Having said that, there is some leather to be found, along with other aromas that exude the aura of age: musty cellar, dusty attic, shopworn library books... Zero alcohol on the nose despite the elevated ABV, but it's also not exactly easy to locate the distillery character behind this wall of deep and dark sherry aromas. So this is the one quibble I have with this otherwise pretty perfect nose - the PX is perhaps just a tiny bit too prominent. But enough grousing; on to the palate!

    Without water, there's an immediately leathery, nutty and (given the unmistakable PX influence on the nose:) surprisingly dry attack, with an incredibly rich and mouth-coating texture. Then the juicy sweetness and the robust Glendronach Highland character hit home. There's a sense of peppery heat, but it's nowhere near as pronounced as in the 18-year-old Allardice. The burn (if you can even call it that) here is much more restrained, and, given the sticky, syrupy aspect of the palate, even welcome. Finally, some bitter notes (black liquorice, black coffee, dark chocolate) join in, along with a faint mintiness. Intense and thick throughout, without ever losing steam.

    Finishes strong and substantial, with a warming afterglow, then continues to stick to the insides of the mouth for a good long while, with the typical Oloroso notes of liquorice and leather as the last notes to fade.

    Clearly a high-class sherry monster, with the superb Glendronach distillate struggling, but not outright failing to assert itself. What I found most surprising about this one was that the wood was most discernible on the nose. On the palate and in the finish, it almost slipped my attention - either because the sherry overpowered it or because it merged with the sherry so harmoniously (depends on your perspective, I guess).

    So yeah: a bit brutal and crass, but also just simply a blast. An event of a whisky.

    P.S. Water brings out (even) more umami aromas, adds an intriguing floral element, sweetens the attack, eliminates any burn and reinforces the wood in the finish. Obviously I recommend adding some.

  11. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    beautiful, intense, harmonious standard bottling
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, nuts, chocolate, red grape juice, gingerbread spice, cardamom, cloves
    • Taste
      soft sherry, grape nut chocolate, sour cherry, slightly peppery in the background
    • Finish
      medium, with a lot of sherry, then the spices are still

  12. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, characteristic sherry, a little smoky, spicy, old wood!
    On the palate, we attack the rather strong spices, cinnamon, vanilla aged, it has depth!, Then mixed fruit, macerated on candied orange, old wood and leather associated, a roasted chocolate side!
    In the final, a rather complex sensation, on sherry, spices, dry wood, sweet-honeyed side!
    A very good dram with a singular and long length!
    • Nose
      more floral, spice and even grassy scents on a sherried-woody basis.

  14. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A true sherry bomb! This Parliament offers everything I expect from a sherry bomb. Dark fruits, spicy wood flavors, leather, tobacco, chocolate and coffee. A great whisky, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Syrup-like streaks stick to the glass wall, in slow motion oily and viscous drops come out. Dark fruits blow from the Nosingglas over, deep dark and rusty amber rests mysteriously in the glass. The long, sticking to the glass wall drops slowly pull their tracks while the dark sherry aroma is intense. During the first nosing, the nose fills with dark and dried raisins and dates, toasted aromas rise. Dark and strong caramel mixes with forest honey, sweetish tobacco leaves crumble on dried orange slices. Spicy sweetness lies above everything and mixes slowly with spicy oak notes. A touch of milk chocolate and a scent of hot coffee rise from the extremely fruity Sherrynote. Apricots and now fruity sweet oranges mix with the honey and caramel to an extremely fruity and beguiling melange. The drops on the glass wall are getting longer, my salivation is extremely stimulated. Optically and olfactorically, the Parliament is currently a perfect combination. Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Mild and yet fruity intense, the Glendronach pours over the tongue at the first sip. Dark dried berries are immediately mixed with spicy oak tones, a subtle wooden sharpness dominates the entire mouth in the next moment. Again subtle toasty aromas are added, a touch of leather and dry tobacco leaves playing with the fruity sherry aroma. Sour grapefruit and other citrus fruits mingle with dark and aged oranges. The leather aroma is intensified, dark chocolate is doused by cold espresso. A bitter and subtly bitter aroma now dominates the taste. Here and there flash dark fruit flavors, the dark caramel is also always coming to light. Overall, the Parliament does not look as fruity in taste as the nose pretends, but rather is characterized by woody sharpness and tart oak tones. The fresh coffee note rises again, fresh mint and a hint of eucalyptus provide a fresh mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Bitter espresso flavors and dark dark chocolate start the finish. A subtle wooden sharpness and a hint of pepper exude a cozy warmth and hold the harsh aromas. Dark and dried fruits are subtly in the background, the mint, however, comes back to the foreground. A hint of sour citrus flavors mix with the tart and spicy wood elements. The finish sounds slow and leaves a discreetly tart wood note and fresh aromas on the tongue.

  15. Emperor69 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Glendronach 21 YO Parliament

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: The Glendronach Distillery (Brown - Forman)
    Region: Highlands
    Fortress: 48%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 12/16/2019
    Barrel type: Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
    Min. exposure: 21 years
    Filtration: none
    Dye: no

    Nose. Plum and apricot jam, candied orange, baked apples and pears, glazed cherries, blackberries, sugar syrup, milk chocolate, creamy toffee, brown raisins, dates, oatmeal cookies, hazelnuts, mint, cinnamon, ginger, sugar cane. Thick, dense, sweet-spicy nose. The aroma is similar to that of the 15-year-old Dronach, but more concentrated, saturated, or something.

    Taste. Noticeably more bitter, tannic and viscous than all predecessors. Dense, well accepts water. Cinnamon, ginger, nuts, some herbaceousness and wood are in the foreground, while fruity, chocolatey, vanilla sweetness and a slight berry-citrus, tartaric acidity are in the background. It seems that this whisky does not tolerate haste - if you give it enough time and take every sip in all its fullness and variety, then it will pay you back a hundredfold.

    Aftertaste. Long. Very dry. Ginger, grass, wood, raisins, baked orange.

    Outcome. In this release, there is a clearly more tangible influence of shutter speed and an increased degree, which noticeably adds up to a greater “complexity” of its perception compared to its predecessors. This whisky is a real "concentrate" of fruits, dried fruits, berries, sweets and spices and requires close and careful attention to reveal all its details and nuances. Although I liked it a little less than 18, it is still an extra-class whisky, maybe you just need to “grow up” to it.

    Rating: 89 out of 100.

  16. VEF206 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  17. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  18. riven1824 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  19. Mordeth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Really well balanced and complex core range whisky, although it will be interesting to see whether it will maintain this quality when it is no longer quite a few years older than its age statement. Also, comparing it to the 18yo Allardice, I actually prefer that to this one.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Definitely earned itself a seat in the Parliament for Whisky. Perfectly resembled the cream sherry nose, the whole experience was elevated by malted barley, wood, and spice from whisky. An excellently balanced sherry dram.

    N 28
    Lightly smoked dates
    Dark fruit
    Winter spice (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon)
    Aged sandalwood furniture
    Cherry citrusy poking here and there
    A touch of caramel

    P 27
    Very rich & deep
    Ripe fruit explosion
    Malted barley
    Oaky, pepper spice
    Touch of cherry citrusy

    F 27
    Mid-long, dry finish
    Nutty
    Dark roasted coffee bean
    Oloroso sherry note lingering w/ subtle smoke

  21. N0b0dy0815 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  22. Bartek_097 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. seokjunha scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    It's very complex.
    Sherry's flavor is overflowing.
    Fruit scent and richness.

  24. Svjatogor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    n: intense & komplex, fansy, dark notes, sherry, creamy, smooth, cinnamon, chocolate, old furniture, caramel, brown bread, raisins, roasted fruits, hint of plums
    t: wow effect! deep, dark notes, fruits, caramel, old furniture, plums, spicy
    a: wow effect! sweeet, old wood, caramel, sherry, rounded, nuts, dark notes & fruits

  25. MRadecki scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    X

  26. NicolasHu scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    flat in the nose, some dark fruits.
    A lot of tannin - too much for my taste. Leaves a bitter taste

  27. Don Cassi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The PX influence compared to its 18 year old brother is reflected in a little more sweetness and a little less chocolate and dried fruits. In the finish it has a bit more volume.
    Length: 7/10

    In a direct comparison, I like the Allerdice a little better.

    Note 1

  28. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glendronach 21 yo, 2020 bottling. I tried this at a blind tasting in Dec 2020, not knowing country of origin or cask type etc. BLIND NOTES: Aroma is heavily sherried. Dates. Red apples. Taste is rich huge European oak, simple but huge European oak. A little burnt wood. Very nice sherry oak. The spirit is totally clean and it doesn't lend much complexity. Just lots of European oak and crystal clean spirit. My guess would be a small batch of heavily sherried whisky from a distillery that creates very clean spirit - like Spey or Brackla but it could even be Irish. Hard to tell when the sherry is this dominant. OBSERVATIONS ON UNVEILING When I tried a dram at the distillery in July 2018 I felt that the sherry was too simple and overpowering. It is interesting that I came to similar conclusions here but was a little kinder with my scoring. Of course, this is a different batch and could be better than the last one I tried. 3.6/86

  29. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark fruits, chocolate, leather, vanilla, a slightly musty, damp cellar, hazelnut, cinnamon and a hint of menthol ... a wonderful variety of flavors. The nose suggests dry sherry and a delicate smoke swings in the background
    • Taste
      89 89
      A spicy, slightly bitter taste lays on the tongue. A nice strong and oily feeling.
      Cloves, blackberries, dark chocolate. A light vanilla note and a lot of wood. Here, too, a varied interplay of flavors.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is medium to long, a herbaceous, earthy note. Lots of dryness and spice on tap. The finish doesn't quite keep the promise of the smell, although .. it makes it exciting and you want to sip and enjoy again and again. A very, very successful malt.

  31. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  32. dimitrios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  33. Saftkenner scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great standard bottling with a complex nose, full body and great drinking strength. Let's hope that the proportion of sherry casks won't decrease steadily in the future.
    • Nose
      Very full-fruity and spicy-sweet nose. The alcohol is very well integrated.
      Vanilla, strong oak spice, pickled plums with cinnamon, sweetened ripe sour cherries, raisins, both ripe raspberries and raspberry brew, coffee beans, gingerbread, old leather, caramel, pipe tobacco, bitter almond, blood orange, dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Oily, strong, spicy. Well-integrated alcohol.
      Overripe blackberries, plum jam with cinnamon, walnut, espresso, cherries, mulled wine, dark chocolate, forest honey, leather, tobacco, raspberries.
    • Finish
      Long finish with strong oak, espresso, walnuts, cinnamon and marzipan with plum liqueur.

  34. Olieschaick scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Insane !!!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smell is what heavy
    • Taste
      91 91
      But taste so good!
      Very tasty!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Aftertaste also nice and sweet.

  35. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  36. Gweddry scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fine sweet smoke, peat, delicious forest honey, sweet sherry, dates, citrus, vanilla, raisins, a trace of coffee, after a while walnuts, DILUTED: more sweet raisins, crusaders
    • Taste
      full, sweet sherry, ice wine, syrup, smoke trail, dried fruit, dry at the end DILUTED: fresher fruit, hazelnuts, raisins, crusaders, vanilla
    • Finish
      vanilla, honey, dried fruit, spices, sherry, nuts, dark orange chocolate, raisins, very long DILUTED: crosses, caramel

  37. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  38. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    2017 vintage. You can feel the long maturation and the deepness. Strong and harmony. I think it is the best among the core range.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Not very intense but complex. Chocolate cake, toffee, full-body licorice juice. Some ginger, vanilla, mint-chocolate. Some alcoholic notes and salty-stewed fruits.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Whooooo!!!!! Such a full one!!! Very oily, thick, heavy, full-body. No sharpness at all. Very sweet, deep. You can find some cocoa powder, roasted malts, and sherry. Toffee with no bitterness. Some caramel, dark dry fruits. The wonderful thing is its harmony and integrity. Very focused.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Elegant and long. Some acid freshness and cooling feelings due to the clove. KIWI note. Walnut oil.

  39. Mr. D. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  40. Stefan89 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  41. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In the nose I have a full aroma of raisins, prunes, forest honey, sultanas, orange peel, chocolate and a good dose of oak seasoning.
    Strong sherry tones, raisins and other dried fruits unfold in the mouth, it becomes slightly sweet. Then the tannins become noticeable and it becomes drier and more flavorful. Nutmeg, a hint of licorice spread and the fruit flavors slowly disappear. Followed by a long, dry, slightly leathery finish.
    A very full and complex sherry whisky. Fortunately, it is not completely sucked, but it takes some time in the glass to fully develop.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  42. DramRol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet sherry, dark fruits, plum, raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, leather, old furniture, very slight hint of smokyness
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dry sweetness, lots of tannins, spicy, oak, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long

  43. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Glendronach 21,

    My opinion is biased, I admit it without difficulty. I liked everything about you. Your elegant label at will, your golden color and the praise which jostled you and piled up in your wake and this from whisky fans of all kinds.
    I might come back to this note on my next sip because I know that the famous "neck for" can sometimes be misleading and unflattering.
    You were already very attractive, but a little far from my expectations.
    It is also thanks to you that I finally understood that I was not made for the Sherry Bombs.

  44. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately (due to closure?) Subject to batch fluctuations. Some have gotten too much bitterness, others have a nice balance between barrel and sherry. So older not necessarily = better;)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. claymore84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at "THE CONNOISSEUR’S TOUR" on 11-03-2019 at "Glendronach Distillery".

  46. Squinugie scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  47. Valérie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  48. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  49. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Heavy sherry influence (PX dominant) with immense notes of dry raisins and grape candies (soft ones from Japan). Blackberries are also prominent on the palate. Finish is medium with dark chocolate. Note that the flavours do not come out until 10 minutes into the dram, so please give it time and it will not disappoint.

  50. oleg.wx scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, rich, shades of sherry, lots of chocolate, earthy notes, leather, cinnamon and other spices, old books and subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Sweet, intense, smoke, sweet plums, chocolate, spices, ginger. Excellent structure, velvety, enveloping, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short (for such age), tart, sherry notes, smoke. Sweetness in the beginning, but soon turning into dryness and dryness stays for long.

  51. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  52. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  53. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fine sherry bob in front of the Lord.
    • Nose
      sweet, intense notes of sherry, black bun (raisins, dates, etc.), some alcohol sticks to the nose (cask strength?) and a slight mineral note is also in the background, which surprise and make the whisky very fresh, despite the sherry freight. Over time, spicy oak notes emerge.
    • Taste
      intense, white notes, light sulfur, sweet, dry fruits, intense, powerful, but also very good without water. I do not want to water down that.
    • Finish
      the sweet and the vain notes hold, then pass easily and give way to the somewhat tart oak notes. A bit of menthol, but not too strong and a really long bitter-sweet finish.

  54. Scoochscotch scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Sherried scotch just doesn't get much better than this. If you like deep rich, thick sherried whisky you will love this. For comparison, you need to go to glengoyne 25 to even come close to this monster. Macallans closest dram is oscuro as reflexion is just to weak.
    • Nose
      Fruits, fruits fruits
    • Taste
      Consistency of syrup coats the mouth with a plum, cherry grape mix that hides the 48abv.
    • Finish
      Looooong

  55. JonDek scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

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

  56. Martin1965 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet pastries, ripe fruits
    • Taste
      Sherry, oak, dark fruits, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

      A crazy whisky try it.
      Who likes sherry - a must have

  57. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great matured dark fruit malt more for special occasions. A dessert in the glass, while balanced and multi-layered. Who stands on this profile will surely enjoy it.
    • Nose
      Plum, date, chestnuts, cashew nut, roasted almonds, tiramisu, old oak, chocolate cake, icing
    • Taste
      Fruit Bread, Christmas Stollen, Butter Biscuit, Rum Plum, Cherry, Walnut, Banana Chips, White Pepper, Custard
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, orange peel, cinnamon, rum raisin, date, crème brûlée

  58. Kongcheeshye scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Perfect!!

  59. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  60. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  61. Stef89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  62. ChrisSym scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic malt, which is very intense spicy despite the age. Absolute sherry bomb that is not too sweet.
    • Nose
      Intense strong and very spicy aroma. There is a lot behind ... The alcohol is present despite the age. Somewhat spicy fruity sherry, you almost miss the sweetness that you expect in the color. Dark fruits and raisins are harmoniously integrated with.
    • Taste
      Strong start and prickles on the tip of the tongue, the alcohol is still present. The ripe dark fruits provide an interplay with the spice. A touch of oak covers the tongue, but does not last very long. Delicious caramelized fruits in the background.
    • Finish
      Long and warm finish. The spice changes on the palate in the direction of dark. Slightly dry. Again, the drop is very intense again. Some bitterness remains.

  63. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      95 95

  64. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Ingeniously fruity intensive single malt
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins
    • Taste
      Massively fruity, full-bodied, strong, powerful
    • Finish
      Brutal intense fruity finish, light oak

  65. DavidH. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  66. bikenerd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    great dram and worth every cent
    • Nose
      dried fruits, raisins, sherry, sweet, brown sugar, cocoa, oaky
    • Taste
      sweet, oak spices, sherry, cherries, nutty, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      very long, coffee,  

  67. bikenerd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  68. Tim-R scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  69. namnug scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Similar with Glendronach 18, but much more sweetness and weaker dried fruit scents
    • Taste
      Much smoother and oily than 18 and 12, but weaker sherry characters.
    • Finish
      Spice comes with finishing.

  70. nad_chario scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  71. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, forest fruits
    • Taste
      Toffee, dates, cinnamon and pepper
    • Finish
      Long finish with a lot of sherry

  72. M@lt M@n scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A very mild Glendronach that is worth its price! More balanced and harmonious than the younger vintages.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      92 92

  73. puusj scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Tasted after the GD CS. This is so much more.
    There is something sour in this whisky, which makes the delicious sherry influences more interesting. Delicious.

  74. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a perfect sherry whisky; unfortunately only drinking strength, but at least 48%
    • Nose
      very intense nutty sherry notes; extremely heavy and sweet with caramel, raisins and a variety of dark fruits and gingerbread dough; besides tart notes of the oak paired with cocoa and leather 91
    • Taste
      pleasantly warm mouthfeel, some oak, sweetness of raisins and acacia honey, furniture polish, cloves 89
    • Finish
      forever after espresso and dark chocolate 91

  75. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  76. Markie81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  77. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Somewhat strong alcohol, pretty one-dimensional, sherry, sherry, sherry and then quite sweet, probably from the PX Sherry. Simply too much and unfortunately too little barrel wort, whereby the actually of 21 years would be expected and in the younger but also clearly, actually too violent to notice. Maybe it's just a finish here? On top of that, the existing barrel wort is also covered by sherry. If you like sherry bombs is here but absolutely right.
    • Nose
      Immediately salty sherry, some alcohol, after some time of oxidation you can divide it apart, plum jam, chocolate, some coffee, also a hint of sulfur and herbs, but unfortunately go in the direction of Maggi
    • Taste
      Here, too, the sweet sherry, warming alcohol, then blackberries, cherry juice and plum jam, and from time to time a sour undertone
    • Finish
      The fruits fade slowly, the spice finally comes through and then stays a little longer, as well as the heat of alcohol persists quite a long time.

  78. Grutslurp scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Sample. This is good stuff. There is a musty note throughout, which is definitely more interesting than it is good or bad. 
    • Nose
      Cherry, big dried fruit mix (apricots, raisins, cranberries), a sour and musty note which is not unpleasant
    • Taste
      Rather mild and easy, nuts, bitter citrus fruits, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly short, creamy bitter chocolate (with hazelnuts), fading to a light toasted oak note (baking spices).

  79. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice dram that this "Parliament". A beautiful complexity as a whole. A super Sherry with a controlled reduction that is drunk very easily. I place it on my personal scale above 15 & 18 years old.
    • Nose
      We are on a nose very clearly oriented Sherry. There are fresh fruits, especially red fruits. Some woody notes, like oak or wax, mix with Vinous notes.
    • Taste
      A light attack, alcohol is perfectly integrated. There is woody, some spices, Sherry see you there and slight herbaceous fragrance. On the finish we are mainly on cocoa and a fine bitterness. The whole is rather dry.
    • Finish
      A nice length on mostly woody notes like Mocha Coffee, vanilla, creamy and light spices.

  80. Kolesnikov17 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Incredibly sweet, here and grape juice and red plum and blueberries and black currants. Honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, the fragrance reminded the rum babu. Sweetness is replaced by bitterness. Oak is felt. Slightly smells from the freshly opened wet cellar.
    • Taste
      The taste is clearly inferior to the flavor. Slightly choked, dry, warming. Again, grapes, plums, honey. Grapes of grape seed, orange peel and cardamom. Moldiness.
    • Finish
      Average. Long, but not bright enough. Plum, grapes, wet wood, grape bones.

  81. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  82. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice complex sherry bomb.
    • Nose
      Big dose of sherry, spicy oak, caramelized plum, cinnamon and honey
    • Taste
      Rich sherry, citruses, tannic oak, milk chocolate and butter
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, spicy, dry

  83. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  84. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  85. Zealot1992 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

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

  86. jeoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  87. Svenson scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Whiskydream writes:

    In dark amber and with long oily noses on the edge of the glass we are greeted by Glendronach 21.
    We smell sherry, sherry, sherry! In addition dried fruits (dates, raisins), which are inserted in sherry. In the background is oak. Later, the dried fruits take a back seat and make room for citrus flavors (lime). Above all, there is a pleasant creaminess. (89)
    We try ... On the tongue spreads bizzelnd dry oak wood, paired with pepper. Then the sherry comes through and the taste becomes creamy and round. (85)
    During the very long finish, we feel burning oak down to the stomach (in a positive sense). (89)
    Overall rating: 87.5 points More info: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/g/

  88. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  89. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    good whisky but the sherry is too
    rich for my taste, i prefer the 18 allardice
    • Nose
      deep dark sherry, red
      fruits/berries, cinnamon, sugars, honey, preserved sour plums, hints of ham
    • Taste
      rich aromatic sherry, elegant
      citrus, orange peel, dry, neutral sweetness, wood/cinnamon spicy, rich
      chocolate, red fruits, hint of nuts
    • Finish
      medium-long, bitter spicy, really
      dry, light red fruits, red wine, dried ginger, slightly citrusy roasted nuts at
      the back followed by rich sherry and roasted sugar sweetness

  90. malthead-sven scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    terrific, the sherry bomb meets my taste, needs no water and is for me the best standard Glendronach, just before the 15th rival
    • Nose
      Cinnamon, macadamia nuts, Surup, dry leaves, milk chocolate, oil, balsamic, black tea with orange, earthy, floral scent, then comes a lot of vanilla, rice pudding, plum jam, the cinnamon comes again, Christmas crunch, gingerbread
    • Taste
      heavy, dark jam, again cinnamon, sherry, then it is very spicy and tingling on the tongue, sweet and tart oak in the background, canned fruit
    • Finish
      very mouth-watering, long and bitter, again dark chocolate, the oak dominates with strong tannins, a dry-sweet-bitter film covers the cheeks, slowly fading

  91. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a very nice dram, price / quality ratio is good but you have to be in a sherry infused mood. So these cold winter days are perfect for a Glendronach 21! I quite like it although I have to say I prefer the 15 year old revival.
    • Nose
      A little bit of red and black fruits (blackberries, blue berries, strawberries). Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Some leather, brown sugar and alcoholic. Don’t forget the chocolate, the dark ones with a lot of cacao and missing the sugar.
    • Taste
      Leathery, dark chocolates and a lot of them. First it started sweet and fruity but it becomes very creamy and chocolate profile. Not the alcoholic taste I expected with the nose which is very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Quite sweet but it disappears, the leather and dark chocolate stay. Also the brown sugar keeps coming back.

  92. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      65 65

  93. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  94. Andytka3 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Elegant and finese barely reflect her sublime quality. Refinely rich olorosso
    sherry waving on and on, creamy biscuity add substance and weight with a
    cuts of acidic lemonade.

    P- Dry mouthfeel, delicious sherry
    notes comes with full spices sensation. Chocolate and warm pudding join
    the troop. Well balance and broad shoulder.

    F- Lasting with winery chewy note and nutmeg linger on. Bagpipe horning in the ears...

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  95. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  96. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: sweet spices. earthy, nuts. raisins. vanilla, warm fruit. gets more nutty and less sweet with water.

    T: Sweet arrival, lots of pepper. fruity and spicy. round and full mouthfeel. gets more dry and nuttier.

    F: easy, but with enough spices, oak and pepers. nuts and drying.

  97. Aspirant Connaisseur scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  98. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  99. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous nose, fruity, soft, but very intense. I think that's the most sherry whisky I've ever had. Powerful start. Who likes Sherry bombs, is right here. Does something spicy, ham ?, vanilla, red fruits over time. Works old, mature, round. Gorgeous!

  100. Blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Suepr quality at an affordable price. But I still prefer the style of the 15-year-old Revival.
    • Nose
      Olorosso sherry nose dry enough, old school enough but more attractive than the 15 years old. Less easy to access, however, the 18 years, I prefer the style of 15 years.
    • Taste
      Always dry and not necessarily hyper sexy, earthy notes, old furniture, then more fruity, raisins and Arab cakes.
    • Finish
      Long enough, more about yellow fruits (peaches, brunion)

  101. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  102. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It stands out qualitatively clearly from the younger bottlings of the distillery. Good sherry / oak ratio.
    • Nose
      A dense and full nose. Strong sherry, brown sugar, oak planks. Some white pepper and cinnamon. Toffee and milk chocolate. Vanilla, leather. Although the aromas are densely interwoven, they are easy to break apart.
    • Taste
      Creamy and full. The sherry again. Wood influence more subtle than expected. Grape must, dark chocolate. Coffee beans. Becomes slightly bitter over time and the wood is going through.
    • Finish
      Medium long with lots of wood and sherry.

  103. Dieter_W scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Of course it's a great whisky. But for me he is already a bit borderline, which affects the barrel influence. He's almost too dominant for me. Who likes a lot of bitter wood, is in good hands with him. When blind tasting I would estimate him even older. I find the 18er Allardice more balanced. Still a great part
    • Nose
      cooling - mint - old leather couch - Erdal shoe polish - furniture polish, after sour bread, burnt sugar dusty library. very intense and full
    • Taste
      What the nose promises he continues with the tasting. trochen - bitter - salt liquorice - fat dark cocoa - much bitter wood. The alcohol is great involved.
    • Finish
      I find it long, nice and dry

  104. hfos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  105. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  106. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very refreshing nose, cooling, reminds me directly of grapes or grapes, oak, ripe melon, mango, and a hint of vanilla. In the taste I find it rather soft (well, lately I had almost only cask strength), kräutrig, pleasant spice from the wood, bittersweet, grape must, a little cinnamon. Delicious! The finish is rather thin again. Very pleasant, gentlemen like, but as I said not very long. The sherry sweetness stays in the mouth without spreading. There is room for a pinch of cinnamon and brown sugar next to the sherry. Vin the balance a dream! Here many things were done right. In my opinion, but he could stand 2-3% more jerk. All in all a very good sherry whisky, not overpowered, not artificial, very balanced, but the finish could be longer. PLV just okay. From me scarce 89 counter.

  107. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  108. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Much better than the 18 year Allardice  more in common with the 15 Revival.

    Really good stuff
    • Nose
      Very rich sherry, old books, leather and dark meats , dark treacle toffee, balsamic glaze, dates.
    • Taste
      Wow that is rich and creamy,there is some oaky bitterness but the dark fruits keep it in check. Prunes, currants and very ripe dark plum
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy and the bitter oak fighting with the ripe fruits till the end which is entertaining.

  109. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dark fruits, blood oranges, dates. Dark chocolate, spices, Christmas cake.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Dark grapes. Chocolate, spices, espresso. Pleasant bitterness.

  110. Berrysaki scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very nice and interesting whisky.
    • Nose
      Deep, rich smell of raisins with oak and custard on the background. in between some fresh notes of red fruit.
    • Taste
      sweet raisins, candies, Demerara sugar. Sweet notes of blueberries, leathery finish.
    • Finish
      Long oaky and sugary finish. The fruitiness disappears quite fast....but comes back!

  111. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A few years ago for 70-80 € a top whisky, today for 100+ still, full-bodied, strong, full of flavors, not a little soft or round-sucked, will not be boring.
    • Nose
      intense and full, brown sugar, dried fruit, roasted almonds, also reminiscent of roasted cashews with honey and salt, dark chocolate, cinnamon, some leather and sweetish tobacco
    • Taste
      full-bodied, spicy-bittersweet, burnt sugar, cocoa, coffee, also some acid, walnut, gingerbread spice, plum jam and sugar beet syrup, tobacco ... persistent tongue carnival, which will not be boring ... with later swallowing still fruity red wine and Johannis / blackberry liqueur
    • Finish
      long, bitter-spicy, cocoa, pepper, tobacco

  112. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  113. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very well done with this sherried expression. Sherry on the nose, woodpolish and beeswax. Some raisins and other dried red fruit. I certainly love this one. Some black tea. It develops a bitter note which is totally pleasing when adding a drop of water.

    Taste: Sherry is calling! Lovely balanced flavour. Doesn't need water. Some old leather and tabaco. Again red fruit.

    Body: Full bodied, yet sweet as silk and a bit oily.

    Finish: long. Sherry prolonges again, and there comes a fine sweet sour taste after a minute or so. slight hint of oakwood.

    Price: If you find one for less than 100 euro's its a must buy.

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample from a sample swap with Squaadgras.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  114. Glennie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  115. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    In the smell more intense and more complex than then in the taste
    • Nose
      Wonderfully full, round sherry note, some spices, dark chocolate, dates
    • Taste
      Sherry, soft, slightly oily, despite the age no dominant woody note, plum, very strong without water, but tolerates only one or two drops
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet, then some pepper, getting drier

  116. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Simply the round sherry standard!
    • Nose
      Deep, round sherry, sweet, spice & bakery, dates, plums
    • Taste
      Pure Oloroso, liqueur, prunes, cinnamon, dark chocolate, nuts, black walnut, berries, hints of sulfur
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, stay with Christmas spices, dates, berries

  117. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is different from his younger siblings; not so sweet and noticeably spicy; here the Wiche has done its duty. Delicious!
    • Nose
      Sherry is directly in the nose; sweet onions and dark chocolate; Raisins and fermented red grapes; Plums and cherries; toffee
    • Taste
      very oily; dark chocolate and a lot of dark oak; dry and very spicy
    • Finish
      very long; the oak presses neatly; In addition, dark spices (especially pepper) and it remains slightly sweet on the palate

  118. martinni scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  119. Obviousz scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  120. Obviousz scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A true beauty. If you like sherried whiskies you must give a Glendronach a go. They are some of the best sherry whiskies out there imho. This 21 year old at 48% ABV is a stunning piece of work too. However I must say, since I had the 15 and 18 aswel on numerous occasions. I can say that this one is not that much better or more complex then the 15 and certainly the 18. Sure it has that more bitter note coming through the sweetness showing some age but I'd say for the money a Glendronach 18 Allardice is about as good as a Glendronach will get. Nevertheless an amazing dram and for it's age and abv very reasonably priced.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, apricot, dried dates, dried red fruits, ofcourse alot of sherry. Also some sweet oaky caramel. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Now the age appears. The oak that comes in has a much "older taste", if that's a thing, than the nose shows. Ofcourse alot of sherry here as well. Some peppery spices, ginger, orange peel. Quite fruity tho not candy-like sweet. It has a bitter touch to the sweetness which makes it feel very mature.
    • Finish
      The sherry lingers on very nicely. Long finish

  121. 11insomnium did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nosing: Sweet sherry, spicy oak, ripe fruit, raisins

    Tasting: Aromatic sherry, full sweetness, buttery, bittersweet, strong Christmas spices

    With water: fruity sherry, light citrus, balanced sweet and spicy

    Comment: Alcohol well integrated, not stinging despite 48%, significantly more spice and strength than Glenfarclas 21

  122. Timmit scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Excellent sherry for an affordable price. One of the best, which I could try so far! Hats off to him and supplies are secured. ;)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  123. q-runa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  124. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Quite so without corners, he is not at all, which has quite bite. Basically, he looks very elegant and mature. The barrel is absolutely in the foreground here, so it is interchangeable with many other sherry bombs, but the quality of the barrels is outstanding here. Nevertheless, he allows sufficient conclusions about his origins. He should be given time, and he benefits immensely from the heat.

    A batch from 2014 was tasted, but unfortunately not known.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark, sparkling, fat, sweet, buttery, dates, roasted almonds, Demerara sugar, gianduia, plums, some salt and sweat, the alcohol tickles a bit in the nose. After some life come lighter fruits, grapes z. B., Italian spices, cinnamon and also acidity on tap. Cocoa and also coffee. The nose is now less pleasing and sweet. Especially in the heating phase, this effect is intensified, sometimes it is downright unpleasant. Once heated, sweet notes come to the fore again, yet acidic coffee remains dominant. Leather and toasted caramel are added.
    • Taste
      Starts very sweet, with dark honey and kahlua, spicy notes are added, the oak is much less present than expected. Only with the second sip are both bitter and sour notes from the barrel clearly, coffee and Zeste. The mouthfeel is creamy, but not thick.
    • Finish
      The sweetness goes, the oak remains and cooling eucalyptus comes at the end, when actually everything is over. Significantly drying. Overall medium to long finish. In the end, a memory of walnuts with honey stays in the mouth for quite a long time.

  125. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  126. jankes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  127. domani scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully balanced, complex and excellently balanced Single Malt - 01.08.2014
    • Nose
      Full sherry aroma, raisins, grapes, plums, cocoa, Linzer Torte, rum cake, panettone, nuts, almonds
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, espresso
    • Finish
      Lang

  128. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  129. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    n: sex bomb, sex bomb!!! everything that you would expect from a sherry whisky.
        all sorts of dried fruit and the full monty of spices, chocolate and coffee.
        christmas cake in the glass.
        very sweet and very smooth. a little rubber but not disturbing at all.
    t:  this is like cream in its texture. full-bodied with a wonderful, sweet and spicy
        attack.
        panforte from siena, gingerbread, chocolate, coffee, fudge and orange
        marmalade.
    f:  looong, smooth, slowly drying, spicy
    comments: :-)))))
    should I go up to 91/100? who cares!

  130. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is the best sherry cask finished whisky I tried so far.

  131. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Better than "Allardice" and "Revival".
    • Nose
      Sherry, dried fruits, vanilla, cacao.
    • Taste
      More sherry, caramel, milk chocalate, cacao and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, rich and mouthfilling.

  132. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  133. Dirk did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    Not overly complex if you ask me and I think the 15 years old is better to my liking.
    • Nose
      Raisins and a lot of them, chocolate and a little bit of fruit. Dried fruits and figs. Did I say raisins already? With water I get a lot more oranges and sweet mandarin, much better if you ask me.
    • Taste
      Caramel and chocolate, raisins. Something that is drying but not to much, quite coating my mouth. Cherries and a bit of zest or lemon. Very faint oranges and again raisins (sorry for that but it's not a complex whisky if you ask me). It's a complete and will rounded whisky though.
    • Finish
      A rounded finish with a drying mouth feeling. Mouth coating and quite sweet and long.

  134. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  135. PeterCr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very good nose followed up by great taste and finish. Casks easily recognizable in taste but als the PX is there in the mouthfeel! Age shows up in the complexity. Amazing expression. Have to compare this one to the 15yo Revival though!

    Score = 89pts
    • Nose
      Medium impact nose. Dried fruits (raisins, figs), some earthy tones. Wood (oak), spice (vanilla, cinnamon, toffee). Very appealing nose.
    • Taste
      Thick tears, full bodied. Greasy, sweet dried fruits (raisins, figs) followed by spices (ginger, vanilla). Very silky and smooth! Complex.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. First some spices then ending medium dry with some dark chocolade, toffee and little bit of honey. Really nice finish.

  136. Opeth83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    sample from whisky site and I doubt if an 8 or 12 accidentally went into it. Not good!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  137. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This dram highly benefits from some aeration time. In my experience it’s good to leave this dram sitting in the glass (with a lit) for about 20 to 30 minutes before you start nosing and tasting it. It can be quite closed at the start. A drop of water (be careful here) can help to open it up.

    It’s much less refined than I expected and has some rough edges. The 15 Revival and 18 Allardice are somehow much more refined and balanced. It’s quite a challenging whisky but your time and perseverance will be rewarded with a rich and complex sherry bomb.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-327-glendronach-21-year-parliament/
    • Nose
      A rich, full, closed and complex whisky with aroma’s of rich sherry and lot’s of it, brown sugar, toffee, bold oak, dark chocolate, raises, honey, sultana’s, solvent tone, savory note, menthol, hint of camphor, ginger bread, marzipan, nutty, beeswax, figs, prunes, fresh apricots, dried apricots, orange peel, marmalade, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, dark caramel, fudge, toffee, grapes, rosewood, soft leather and mocha.
    • Taste
      A rich, challenging, closed and complex whisky with aroma’s of lush sherry, vanilla, chocolate, bitter orange, strong oak, grapefruit zest, plums, dried cherries, figs, dates, fresh apricots, dried nectarines, tangerines, licorice, burned caramel, rosewood, spicy oak, bitter tannins, a hint of cumin, mineral tones, malt, molasses, white pepper, pear drops, lemon zest, toffee, sticky toffee pudding, leather, roasted almonds, green walnuts, allspice, nutmeg and more oak.
    • Finish
      A long and dry finish with aroma’s of tannins, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, soft rumether, coffee, leather, dried fruits and a hefty oak

  138. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good sherry whisky which is suprisingly worse than the GD 15 Revival! Nevertheless it can be fully recommended!

  139. Glenladdie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very great, intense Sherrymalt
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, raisins, orange notes, wood varnish, plums, fermented cherries
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily, well-integrated with alcohol, then becomes spicier with espresso and cocoa notes
    • Finish
      long with spicy oak and bitter notes

  140. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet intense Sherry (PX clearly noticeable), dark fruits, spicy oak, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee
    Taste: dry sherry, PX stands out again, chocolate, spicy and dry oak
    Finish: Dark chocolate, spicy oak

  141. sUnRuLeR scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  142. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and sticky.
    • Nose
      Px. Px. Px. Some toasted wood. Figs. Sticky raisins. Mahogany. Christmas pudding. Light cinnamon. Silan. 
    • Taste
      Matches. Black cough syrup. Aniseed. Camphor. Dried figs. Stewed fruit. 
    • Finish
      Long. Raisins. Acacia sap. Salted chocolate. Burned pecans. 

  143. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  144. Betsie scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  145. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The more air he gets, the better he gets .... Very fine ...

  146. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  147. Agrajag scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  148. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  149. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  150. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Water is your enemy here. I would have loved to score it higher but the wood is too loud. It is very bold whisky for its age though. MUch respect for that. Just don't add any water.
    • Nose
      Grand. So well toned down and balanced sherry profile. Reminds me what I love about heavily sherried Mortlach (the Flying Viking comes to mind but much subdued). Classic.  Dried apricot came up.

      Water - shies away a but. Let's wait. Nothing really happened in 15min. No water to this one.
    • Taste
      Thick, lightly sweet, dry, cedar wood, almonds, so exquisite. Oranges, some dried plums.

      Water - very dry now. Tons of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Finish nicely drying.
      Water - extremely drying.

  151. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  152. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Really, really good. Thick, rich and meaty. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sherried whisky for this price.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity. Toffee with plums and caramelized oranges, raisins and bitter chocolate. Very thick and meaty, a bit of mint in the background. A hint of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Syrupy and rich. Brown sugar, blackberries, blueberries, and caramel. Very sweet, like a dessert wine almost. Some spices like nutmeg, but the sweetness prevails.
    • Finish
      Raisins, mocha and blueberry. Long.

  153. Betsie scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  154. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overwhelming!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  155. Koloman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Overwhelming!
    • Nose
      Sherry, sherry and sherry again. Behind it - but only after some time - orange, raspberries, blackberries and plums emerge.
    • Taste
      The sherry continues to dominate, but the almost sticky sweetness is harmoniously complemented by chocolaty bitterness and the spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      After a renewed explosion of fruity sherry aromas, a warming spice spreads, such as plum jam with cinnamon, cloves and a hefty shot (rum?), Along with some bitter almond oil and orange marmalade and cocoa.

  156. pEpp0 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  157. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      86 86

  158. djmaxliving scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Heavy rich sherry, ginger, toffee, plum, sweet oak/ mature, syrup, orange,  spicy and mint. 

    Taste - Spicy, oak, sweet, dark chocolate, lime, lemon and orange. Finish - soft end development with a sudden bang of dark chocolate and spicy but less bold.

    Overall - Sherry is the first item which hits you, with water and time, the nose grows beautiful and elegant. I would still go for the revival 15 instead of this.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  159. Maczet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  160. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  161. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  162. Ciro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  163. ApricotOne scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  164. q-runa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  165. Rom scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Deep nose of Sherry, very ripe fruits and prunes. Mouth very slightly bitter, the Sherry side is very pronounced, still prune. Final long and drying, very good.

  166. Springmarie scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  167. LukeFive scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  168. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Intensive dried red fruit monster. Sherry in the square!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry on a sweet sirupy venture. Vanilla, rasins, plums, dried red fruits.
    • Taste
      Dark red dried fruits, spicy oak and leather.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, dark winegums, leather and at the end some espresso!

  169. irrerelevant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Full, ripe, dense, dark, sherry, almost syrupy sweet, spicy oak, raisins, nuts, dates, almonds, pepper, vinous, marzipan, grapes, "Mon Cherie", rose water, mulled wine, add at most a drop of water, but acts somewhat inharmonious, put on, slightly acidic

  170. Heidjer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Much (a lot of) time makes the nose and finish much better, while the mouthfeel changes little on the whole.
    • Nose
      To the for! Fruit, chocolate and glue. Wood interferes. After a while, it opens up, becomes much fruity, the wood recedes or becomes more spicy. Nutmeg? Sharp / concentrated cinnamon? Ginger?
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy, very balanced
    • Finish
      Where is he? The taste is still in the foreground, only slowly develops slight bitterness. After several sips, he comes stronger.

  171. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  172. Gloin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    needs some acclimatization time in the glass, absolute top whisky!
    • Nose
      Alcohol sharpness (softens after a while in the glass), tons of sherry and dark red fruits, burnt sugar, slightly acidic (less than in younger Glendronach), some oak
    • Taste
      less alcoholic than in the nose, dry, dry sherry paired with sweet sherry (PX barrels are noticeable), dark chocolate, oak, despite the tart notes very harmonious and good drinkable
    • Finish
      dry, oak, dark chocolate, again some burnt sugar

  173. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    You have to give this Whisky about 60 - 90 minutes in the glass …

    Then it will open up to the best quality …

    But: NO, it is NOT the 'new Macallan' as some people say!

    Yes: it has a strong sweetness, but it is 'unclear';

    yes: it is fullbodied, but it has not 'deepness';

    there are fruits, but not clearly distinguishable;

    there is wood and some hints of Sherry, 

    but the cask impression of an old Macallan is totally different!

    And finally it lacks the unique 'atmosphere' and 'aroma' of the old Sherry Whiskies!

    (I had to reduce the points from 89 to 87 after a few tasings …)

  174. Fable scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  175. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Certainly one of the best GD in the standard range. Full, intense and with this great ginger note, which I found so far only in this range. Always worth a dram.
    • Nose
      Full nose with strong, red fruits. Sherry Sauce, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla and Ginger, as is typical of GD. Moist foliage and oak, caramel and blackberries. Great nose, slightly cool from the alcohol.
    • Taste
      Strong and full again. Dark fruit, chocolate and this typical vanilla-ginger note. Behind it are oak, coffee and caramel.
    • Finish
      Long with dark chocolate, espresso, turn ginger and leather and caramel.

  176. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  177. notesofmalt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glendronach 21 years Parliament, original bottling, 48% alc.
    Extending: Ex Sherry casks (PX + Oloroso)
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Overripe fruits, blackberries, currants, a little orange. In addition, wood polish and sugar molasses. After a while, it will be slightly rounder, flavors of pastry will rise. ...

    Palate: Significantly caramel, with leathery notes and overripe fruits, which have been seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon. class

    Finish: Long with dark chocolate and the spices

    Conclusion: A horny Glendronach, which I would like in cask strength!

    89/100 points (tasted 2014, price ca. 80,00 €)
    posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  178. Mushinico scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  179. Marvin MacLight scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  180. p4blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great standard expression from a great distillery!
    • Nose
      Sherry hits first, then there is the entire pack of other fruits - plums, raisins, dates accompanied by chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee and load of wood. Great nose.
    • Taste
      Perfectly rounded and balanced, quite sweet with the fruit flavors (cherries and plums in particular) followed by coffee, toffee and chocolate. A touch of spices - cinnamon, maybe pepper.
    • Finish
      Very long, now the raising dominate the chocolaty and woody notes. It leaves a very pleasant sensation for minutes.

  181. jpofnorway scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  182. Cipidos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  183. webdiver scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  184. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The best of the evening. I fell in love with Glendronach today. He gets a 2 ++.
    • Nose
      Very sweet and again a little nut. The PX comes through nicely. He makes you want more.
    • Taste
      In the mouth already very, very oily and the whole mouth is covered. Tingling on the tongue. There are dark fruits that start to ferment.
    • Finish
      Long and soft.

  185. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good alcohol strength on this one - never too much, pleasant without water.

    Very lovely on the subtle interplay and development of taste in the long lasting finish.

    This is recommendable if you are looking for an affordable sherried whisky.

    But:

    In the beginning for me there is nothing but Glendronach-density and unclear and sticky Sherry. Disappointing at first.

    Adding a wee drop of water and waiting for at least an hour (we did 90 minutes) (!) helped insofar that there opens up the possibility of smelling the results of maturation for 21 years in (really good) Sherry casks.

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs.
    • Nose
      from distance: plums, light spices like cinnamon and cloves, cherry, applesauce, heavy red wine, caramelized fruits, sweetness, some vanilla, sweet sweet sweet sherry.

      closer: no sulphur, spiciness like pepper and chili, dense, wood appears behind the warmth of the alcohol, little citrus, chocolate (chili-chocolate), very fruity, mouthwatering, solvent (makeup remover), ideas of caraway, hints of raw kohlrabi, in the background there appears more and more forceful wood, leather, mocha, coffee powder, sponge cake.

      after a quite long while: matured, cocoa, something old, little acidity, hints of chive, prime boiled beef.

      every time you have to go through that fist punch of Gelndronach Sherry until it clears up after an hour or so.
    • Taste
      slight bitterness, citrus (orange), some cherry, more and more noble wood, sherry, dark, strong pepper, very spicy, a real fiery period, some sweetness appears to the middle, kohlrabi, savoy, tart, hints of dry and heavy red wine, marble cake, some leather, tobacco leaves, coffee, chili-chocolate and bitter chocolate, coffee, getting more and more fruity with strong rum fruits and quince and sour apples; old and very dark - just little depth
    • Finish
      tart, fruits and dark fruits appear very intense (plums, gooseberry, quince), some citrus and lemon peel, grain, plum shell, dark chocolate, spice, some bitterness, again vegetables, cantaloupe, mocha, coffee powder, some coffee bean, tobacco leaves, cherry and cherry pit, little vanilla, sherry, cask and wood, 

  186. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very very nice indeed. 

    (Rating interval 88-91)
    • Nose
      cardamom, cinnamon, raisin, dates, figs and dried apricots. 
    • Taste
      Very spicy, honey melon, treacle, brown sugar some over ripe banana and some additional exotic fruit which I can not at the moment discern. Cocoa, spicy oak, sponge ginger bread and vanilla fudge.
    • Finish
      The finish is dry and very lasting with sherry spices, aromatic oak, pistage nuts and some sour plum. 

  187. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  188. Achany scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  189. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  190. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The aftertaste remains for hours! 

    A good standard bottling of a Sherry Cask Whisky!

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1!
    • Nose
      Overwhelming sweetness of caramel, berries (blackberry), over-ripe plums and plum compote, milk chocolate, memory of overripe bananas ... - always remains the sweetness! 

      Sherry and some Sherry cask aromas that not only deliver spice, but also bring a soft sweetness, gently interwoven with the wood! Premonitions of cinnamon. 

      Behind the alcohol: solvents, lemon pepper, a little pepper, a little smoke? Slightly integrated vanilla, old filing cabinet ... 

      (After the first sip sweetened cappuccino and also  the smell of freshly brewed coffee, and chocolate pudding and some Douglas Conifere!) 

      Extremely complex in the nose!
    • Taste
      Not all the flavors of the nose can also be found in the taste: 

      the sweet components, some fruits, plus a little blood orange; 

      astringency of wood, sherry; 

      then there is bread and biscuits, also cereal; 

      the 48% alcohol provide fire with pepper and lemon, freshness; vanilla; sometimes assumed to peat ...; 

      then come cocoa and milk chocolate to it; 

      you will always find wood flavor as in the carpenter; 

      a buttery component appears! 

      Again, a large density - maybe too dense and dark!
    • Finish
      Sweet, spicy, pepper, curry, Sherry, wood, herb-dry, orange peel, watermelon peel, apple peel, pear?

      Mild, days cooked sauerkraut, buttery; 

      slight, pleasant bitterness; 

      and over all the sweetness!

  191. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  192. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

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