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Glendronach 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.70/100
votes
333
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tawny Port Finish
Bottled
18.06.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
European Oak + Tawny Port Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LH30592
Barcode
5060088798829
Added on
05 Aug 2014 8:41 am by DunklerRabe
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 190,37

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333 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. mWade scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Excellent whisky. Complex and interesting on the nose, very exciting and tasty in the mouth, as well as long on the finish. A great port. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Oak immediately in the nose. Smells older than 18 years. Vinous, dark chocolate, toffee, light sweetness. Fruity, but rather dry than fresh. Wet grass. Over time, the keg takes a back seat and gives the fruit flavors more room. Over time, a reminder of cherry pie is spreading, but not powerful, but rather discreet. By the minute, sweeter and lighter-colored.
    • Taste
      Sweeter in the mouth than in the nose. Dried plums, nut flavors and then tart, kräutrige flavors. Creamy in the mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by tannins. Long lasting and rather dry. Mixed with slightly sweetened espresso.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the nose and in the mouth, the port is strong and determines the chatact of the whisky. In the finish, he then returns without muddling. I can imagine that this is already too little whisky for many people, but I like it, even if it seems a bit constructed and set up.
    • Nose
      Sweet, strawberries, cherries, raspberry, slightly sour, including malt, humus, after a while, the sweetness is somewhat back, the tart notes are clear, but it remains the impression of a strong fruit wine
    • Taste
      Appearance, slightly astringent, gentle pungency, then sweet, the fruit tart as in the nose, blackberry, some cassis, sour strawberries, oak, a touch of sulfur, the body is light
    • Finish
      Like water that flows down the path, the whisky loses its sweetness on its way to the water, the oak becomes stronger, the fruits fade into the background.

  3. Sandman23 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good port finish; Compared to 15-year-old port has the price but also well!
    Nevertheless, a very successful Malt!

    [Color] rose;
    • Nose
      ripe sweet dark fruits, cherries, heavy port, spices, leather, oak;
    • Taste
      oily fruity onset, sweet, ripe grapes, plums, port, chocolate, oak, oily, creamy, complex;
    • Finish
      long finish; dry aftertaste;

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I mean, it's hard to find the influence of the malt spirit in this GlenDronach, which is a pity. Therefore, it lacks balance, if you ask me.
    • Nose
      A tad spicy, but overall the chocolate (cocoa powder, pralines) and even more so, the red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cherries), dominate. There's some room left for rose petals though, as well as a tinge of orange syrup. Doesn't feel very well integrated though.
    • Taste
      Big oily, fatty wine influence. Overtly sweet with a spicy edge (cinnamon). The red fruits make an encore. Hints of apricots too. However, it's that candy-esque, syrupy feeling that lingers.
    • Finish
      Sweet. Medium in length.

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    fruity, tart, intense, full-bodied but very wine barrel-heavy
    • Nose
      Candied apple with lightly burnt sugar, raspberries, blackberry jam, blueberries, grapefruit peel, tree juice, wax, furniture polish, tobacco, herbs
    • Taste
      tart, coffee / chocolate / baking cocoa - bittersweet, roasted oak, wild berry jam, slightly darker caramel, prominent oak notes, tobacco, some pepper, bark, very fruity
    • Finish
      dry, astringent, roasted notes, chocolate, dates, grape seeds, walnut husk

  10. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Since I write the Tastingnote to the end of the bottle and this has already changed a bit (last fifth) ... the Portaromen are now better integrated (?) Or not as intense as at the beginning. Nevertheless, these are still clearly present and even now I like the substance in the overall picture is still very good.
    • Nose
      In the nose first red berries ... strawberries, raspberries but also red currants. The second time you breathe in cherries and blackberries and I want to say sourdough?! ... then the barrel comes through with spicy herbal notes.
    • Taste
      In the mouth initially silky and oily. The initial sweetness is quickly replaced by a strong spicy-sour start. Again, dark fruits are found here ... but not the sweetest from the nose but from the sweet-sour currants to blackberries ending in more tannic dark currants.
    • Finish
      After swallowing, the mouth becomes quickly drier. The initially subtle acidity of the barrel is paired with spicy herbs more and more - an oak board remains behind.

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