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Overall rating
86.70/100
votes
112
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.09.2014
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH11024
Barcode
5060088798867
Bottled for
Professional Danish Whisky Retailers
Added on
10 Sep 2014 7:03 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 375.00

54 × in wishlist

112 × member ratings

426 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 09-year-old

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

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Grand GlenDronach that seems older than it really is, but not as sweet as I would have like. This is a PX cask after all, no? Used to be around 60 EUR, today it goes five times that! Ouch. Thanks, Sven.
    • Nose
      The nose is very candied. Dried apricots, sultanas, lemon peel, roasted nuts, candied sugar, milk chocolate with praline filling, lovely notes of oak in the guise of ginger and black pepper and a hint of gravel – you know, the little stones in the driveway in full summer? That’s what it reminds me of. Very nice and inviting, but not as sweet as I would have thought.
    • Taste
      The arrival is fine. Honeysweet, creamy and piquant. The fruit of the nose returns, upholstered with sweet berries, fresh fig and some mildly burnt sugar, supported by a feisty spiciness. Think pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Again, very nice.
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long, but the sweetness immediately has to back down in favor of the spices. It leaves the mouth parched.

  2. Lakerfield scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nicknamed 'Darth Vader', can it convince me and turn me to the Dark Side? Let's find out. On the nose; lots of candy sweetness for a start. Also bright and juicy fruit like apricot, banana, canned peach, raisin, orange peel and mango. Then cotton candy, winegum, creme brulee, chocolate with caramel filling. Some vanilla, ginger, new oak, almond and pistacchio as well. Something chalky shows up after a while. While we're still in Star Wars territory; gooooood. In the mouth it feels like a 40-43%er. Very soft and appealing. Acts mature with its balance, still it leans to the sweeter side of the spectrum. Apple, apricot, mango and fig lead to jaffa cake, honey and muesli. Some walnut and mint too. Ahh, less complexity.. A slight (welcome) bitterness keeps it from being too sweet. The finish is long and sugary sweet again. Notes of salted caramel, praline, malt and walnut.

    Not bad for a young PX Glendronach, I expected worse. The nose reveals something older and it is soft on the palate too. Unfortunately not developed enough and
    for my taste too sweet. I've discovered that Darth Vader likes some candy from time to time

    Based on a sample.

  3. Donpistoni scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Abadon05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not worth it for the current purchase price and can not communicate in any way with the 15 from the standard range.
    • Nose
      Nut, cherry, cinnamon
    • Taste
      many dark berries, beautifully integrated into a fruity sweetness
    • Finish
      dark chocolate with medium-long finish.

  7. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ZBomb scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    is *darth Vader* in Danmark called *darth Wader* ?
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Gronqvist scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Danish nickname : "Darth Wader".

  10. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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