Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
23 years old
PX Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
52.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Germany
Added on
20 jun 2014 1:38 pm by riesenwattwurm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 245.67

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1990

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.02 points.

  1. 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

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  3. SebStar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    A dream in a glass. I thought this year couldn't be topped, but this whisky makes it. Nice old sherry maturation, you can tell the good old barrel. When you see the new season sherrycasks, how everything looks put on, this Glendronach is a pleasure for the nose and the palate. Deep dark fruits, sweet raisins, nice flavor of cinnamon and espresso. In the finish you notice the perfect oak note, as I've never had in a whisky. The whisky tastes oily and according to its age. 10 year olds can pack sherry bombs with a similar rating (90 points). My highlight of 2020. And the price is right. PX as I love it. Thanks to Glendronach and Independentspirit

  6. malt_o_bene scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  7. gd07ton did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    1990 23 yo cask 1374 selected by Independent 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.

  8. 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?

  9. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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!

  10. sebbystroh scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  11. nhuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    official tasting notes:

    Dark crimson edged with gold

    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.

    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.

  12. 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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