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Overall rating
90.18/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
29.08.1990
Bottled
04.2014
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
PX Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1374
Number of bottles
717
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
independentspirit.de
Added on
20 Jun 2014 1:38 pm by riesenwattwurm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.18 points

  1. gd07ton did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1990 23 yo cask 1374 selected by Independent Spirit.de and its an absolute cracker.....Getting even better with time in the glass and air. 

    Old Leather , hints of tobacco , some subtle spice , cloves , sticky toffee pudding, cocoa & delicious sweet Sherry notes underpinning it all. 

    Loveeeeeeeerly long finish that continues to tingle the taste buds with a great balance of sweet & sour notes. 

    Only needs a little water (for me anyway)

    Highly recommended.

  2. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    No outstanding Glendronach. Good, but not anymore. No comparison to the excellent Benriachs of Independent Spirit.
    Without water too woody and rather tart-sour tones, little fruit.
    Much better with water: beautiful, complex nose; more harmonious, rounder, more fruit. Long, not particularly complex finish.
    Little (!) Water is absolutely necessary here!

  3. childofbodom696 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Beautiful sherry, dark fruits, soft, very harmonious
    • Taste
      Alcohol is great, oily, dark dried fruits, figs, raisins, vanilla, very balanced
    • Finish
      long, sherry aromas, mild, great interaction spicy-sweet

  4. Torfding scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The addition of a little (!) Water makes this old Glendronach one more tick. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to enjoy it undiluted.
    In the nose it becomes more complex, rounder and lighter, wine notes are to be discovered while the wood is pushed back.
    In the mouth it gets fruity (orange) and peppery, the finish is even longer.
    • Nose
      Sherry (if not too much) and sweet fruits, marzipan, freshly beaten green wood, a little cocoa, cinnamon and other spices
    • Taste
      here, too, the sherry, though a bit drier; Nuts, fruits, sweet, plums and raisins, coffee, spices, oak
    • Finish
      long, strong and good, if not particularly complex, but wonderfully mouth-filling; Pepper, oak, coffee, malty

  5. Vitamin W lover scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    This is currently my favourite dram. Fantastic nose, decent sherry, but not ower-powered, very subtle wood aromas that mirror the age. And: the longer it stays in the glass, the better it gets. Stunning!
    And by the way: 1990/2014 and cask 13”74”! Is this a German Football World Cup special?

  6. sebbystroh scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Elegant mature nose, with beautiful sherry notes with raisins and espresso in the mouth. Great whisky!

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    official tasting notes:

    COLOUR:
    Dark crimson edged with gold

    NOSE:
    A fantastically rich balance of sweet dates and figs dusted with cocoa and cinnamon. A hint of white pepper adds a gentle warmth and contrasting depth.

    TASTE:
    A dynamic combination of sour plums and rum-soaked raisins infused with warmed allspice. Dark espresso and treacle toffee fills the middle palate, then slips into an intriguing peppery oak and stewed barley finish.

  8. nhuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is not an easy one, needs a few mins in the glass and just a few drops of water, but once you have waited, you are going to be rewarded.... Sweet, long taste, very complex and deep, great nose, thats exactly how a sherry cask should be, sherry influence but not too much sherry, love it.... But make sure you give it some time. Reminded me from the very beginning to cask #3251 (a 1995 GD), but this one is much more complex.

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