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Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
02.02.1996
Bottled
04.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Madeira Hogshead
Casknumber
4767
Number of bottles
301
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH70393
Barcode
5060088798423
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
14 May 2014 4:31 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 240,00

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42 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1996

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. JohannesB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I admit, in conclusion, I'm biased: I love Madeira finishes and full-maturity. For me, this GlenDronach is an excellent example of all the attributes that I value about maturing. The Nectar has chosen an excellent barrel. An example of GlenDronach not only being able to sherry, as so often suspects.
    • Nose
      Immediately I feel transported to a fruit shop: apricot, peach, mango - embedded in a juicy cake. The cake was sweetened with honey. More time turns the fruits into dried fruits, raisins and nuts. The 54.1% alcohol can be felt only by a slight coolness on the nose and are otherwise well integrated.
    • Taste
      Oak, in the aroma imperceptible to me, logs. With vanilla pods and some honey. The alcohol is beautifully integrated, it gives the malt a lot of power, without burning or too clearly appear in appearance. Nevertheless, this malt also tolerates the water quite well, who likes it gentler can certainly add water.
    • Finish
      The spicy wort quickly gives way to a very pleasant and soft mouthfeel. The typical fruit cake, which is often a whisky from the Madeirafass own plays wonderfully with a relatively strong oak. Spice and sweetness alternate dynamically and thus provide for ever new taste impressions. Unfortunately, the oak is a tick too strong, which superimposed the great Madeira notes a little too much. Only this fact prevents an absolute tip rating in my book.

  2. mattlikescrunk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Mad nose with nutmeg, peach, mango, tropical fruits. On the palate with a strong bourbon note, sharpness and sweetness alternate, the exotic fruits come through, the oak logs. Medium length with oak and vanilla, light, fruity finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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