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Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
24.07.2003
Bottled
10.2014
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1933
Number of bottles
627
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2014/10/30 17:51 LH71375
Barcode
5060088799956
Bottled for
Mitra Slijterijen - The Netherlands
Added on
23 Sep 2014 7:19 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2003

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. dr.mad scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      64 64

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. André scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good single cask, well balanced without the (sometimes) too big kick of the PX barrel. almetal a nice drink.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. PeterCr scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Less outspoken, more subtle notes. For some reason only 51,4% abv after 11 years so not sure if this one was somewhat special/different then normal as you would expect 55-59% after 11 years like the other single casks.

    Still interesting enough and well balanced.

    Score = 86/100
    • Nose
      Apple-raisin crumble with some spicy notes. Some earthy notes with oak as well. You can recognise the PX casks but they are not as dominant and slightly less sweet then normal.
    • Taste
      Sweet (dried fruits, caramel) and spicy (pepper, cinnamon maybe) attack. Hints of dark chocolate. Water adds some creaminess to it but tames down the spice a bit too much.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish. Finishing medium dry with some caramel/toffee sweetness in the end.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not too many PX influences in this one. I wonder what kind of casks they used. Nevertheless, the whisky is good.
    • Nose
      Perfumed and fruity, on tinned fruits and to a lesser extent dried fruits (as you would expect from PX). I also detect some vanilla (!) and honeyed cereals.
    • Taste
      Much of the same, with additionaly some dark chocolate. 
    • Finish
      The finish is moderately long, dominated by the tinned peaches. 

  7. Falnor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Young PX Glendronach single casks usually give lot's of dark sherry notes both dry and fruity. This one is by far more based on the original distillery character. More creamy, nuts and honey with some sour apples. Not a bad one, but in comparison with other PX single casks this one is neither cheap or a taste sensation.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another good Glendronach single cask. Not that mutch PX influence on this one.
    • Nose
      Fudge, fruity, spices - pepper, cloves and paprika. Nutty and syrup from the PX cask.
    • Taste
      Spices, chocolate and citrus fruits - grape fruits. Creamy fruits - exotic fruits, honey and orange. A toch of smoke, is it wood smoke?
    • Finish
      Medium drying with fudge, some raisins and fruity. Black currant and grenadine.

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This a good whisky, not a sherry bomb. I enjoyed this one very much.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, raisins, honey, pears, some red fruits, lime and with water nuts and fudge.
    • Taste
      Pears, milk chocolate, hint of pepper, candied fruits and with water I get caramel and honey.
    • Finish
      Long,milky, little spice

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample from Erik. The sherry cask has had a less powerful influence on this one than in most other sherried GlenDronachs (e.g. compared to the 2003 for The Old Pipe), so the character of the spirit shines through a bit more.
    • Nose
      Initially vanilla, pepper, lime and pear. Only in second instance the influence of the sherry cask takes over: Hazelnut, caramel, light caster sugar, raspberry and whipped cream. Gets
      creamier over time. With water it goes in the other direction:
      grapefruit
    • Taste
      Caramel, raspberry, candied cherry, pepper and pear. Also in the taste some grapefruit comes through when adding water.
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate, toffee and raspberry.

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