Glendronach 1994

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-filled at the distillery
Sherry Puncheon
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
gb United Kingdom
Added on
28 Sep 2014 10:56 am by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 365.38

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.51 points

  1. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very delicious drop and as I wish a GlenDronach. An absolutely safe bank at the time. Whether he is worth today's street prices, however, everyone has to discuss for themselves.
    • Nose
      91 91
      At first, surprisingly, it is in a very earthy, dirty flavor direction. Nevertheless, the sherry sweets with toasted aromas (roasted hazelnuts) and chocolate as a counterpart is very present. The sweetness remains at all times and reminiscent of pickled Rumrosinen and ripe sweet / sweet cherries (Association: Black Forest Cherry 'cake). At any time, but also with a good portion of seasoning such as lovage, walnuts and old sherrydurchzogenes wood. The spicy-chocolaty
      Flavor notes become more prominent in the course of the tasting and form with the sweet and fruity notes a great and complex balance.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Less sweet than the nose suggests, in a good sense! Fruity, almost a fruity-dry, wine-like fruit component paired with lovage with great spicy wood flavors. Roasted aromas of nuts,
      light retro malt flavor, light malt? Light smoke? In any case, I associate the typical leather couch. This slightly dirty, earthy-old sherry aroma does not diminish on re-tasting. Nutmeg and herbal woody flavors also throng into the overall flavor.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Fade of dry-fruity / spicy aromas, dark chocolate with no real coffee notes. The finish is medium to long scale. Overall, however, the "weakest" part of GlenDronach.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A dark, luxurious, beautifully composed whisky from a distillery
    that is producing an impressive range. Incredibly rich and indulgent,
    this single malt is lovely complex with a great and perfect balance. The
    flavours have melded beautifully, in what must have been an excellent
    sherry cask. An impressive afterdinner dram, of true sophistication and
    style. Resplendent flavour and magnificent finesse makes this handfilled
    GlenDronach a must have.

    I thank Johannes Burkhart (The Whisky Log) for the sample!

    • Nose
      Rich and intense on the nose. The sherry notes are concentrated and
      there is massive dried fruits along with dates and rum soaked raisins.
      Liquorice with sweet notes of Demerara sugar and caramel, followed by
      candied orange peel, gentle polished antique furniture, a whiff of
      tobacco leaves and walnut praline in the back. Incredibly aromatic with
      an elegant intensity.
    • Taste
      Lovely sweet at start then the alcohol bite tickles the tongue a bit. A
      rich deep array of sherry flavours perfectly mixed with dates, raisins,
      bramble jam, candied orange peel, and treacle toffee. Spiced oak takes
      over accompanied by warming notes of cinnamon, white pepper, nutmeg and
      polished furniture. Good grip but not too tannic. A huge palate - big,
      rich, firm, luxurious.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, sticky sweet and creamy. Lingering with clean
      sherry, spiced oak, liquorice, nutmeg and slightly bitter notes of dried
      walnut and dark chocolate on the tail. Excellent!

      dash of water slightly tames the sweetness and the solid hit of sherry
      on the nose while the fruity flavours become more prominent. Still very
      sweet and fruity on the palate with a massive load of warming spiciness.
      Becomes very dry though with a significantly astringent character. The
      finish is still long and sweet with plenty of liquorice and burnt
      toffee. Noticeable drier with espresso, green walnuts, tobacco leaves
      and oak.

  3. JohannesB scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A masterpiece. Anyone who has tasted this whisky understands the hype about GlenDronach, the old bottlings and especially the handfilled bottles with their firing date in the 90s. For me, the best whisky matured in the sherry barrel, which I have tasted so far.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, the whisky is reserved and woody: Old oak furniture, wood dust, furniture polish and also strong tannins characterize the first impression. But early on fruit flavors and sweetness keep coming out and make it clear that time is in demand here. I give the whisky 30 minutes in the glass. Then a firework of blackberries, raisins, baked apples, burned sugar, gingerbread, peppered oranges and raw cane sugar opens up, with its typical caramel note. The whole thing is extremely closely interwoven with a variety of spicy components: cinnamon, cloves, pipe tobacco, balsamic, espresso and the polished oak furniture are of course still there. The complexity and density of the aroma is hard to put into words, a true celebration!
    • Taste
      With 58.1%, the GlenDronach hits with all his might on the tongue. But he is not brutal, but rather extremely dense, interwoven and pleasant. The mouthfeel is even a little thick. First very spicy with pepper, toasted bread and a lot of oak. The tongue tingles. Followed by blackberry jam, almonds, espresso and mixed mixed forest fruits.
    • Finish
      Very long and bitter-sweet, the waves of the sherry monster in the mouth still linger for a long time. Dark berries, rum raisins, dark caramel, marzipan, cinnamon, oak, and even an association of fine wood smoke come on.

  4. Mascht scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Walnut, red fruits, cedar wood, mallow tea, rose hips
    • Taste
      Oak, oily, coffee, many red fruits, leather
    • Finish

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. theograph scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    An overboard old, heavy and impressive single malt. Incredible quality, terrific! Note: the dram I have tasted refers to the barrel specified in the base, but personally bottled in April 2015, ie 21yo.
    • Nose
      Old, heavy, subtle sherry aromas, syrupy dark ripe fruit, overripe dark cherries, plums infused with alcohol, rum cake, baked apple, a fine nuttiness is also there, toasted aromas of roasted almonds, chestnuts, spices like cloves and cinnamon, maybe white pepper , subtly earthy and above all old (polished) oak, old greasy leather, bundled aromas: old, heavy, subtle and extremely complex;
    • Taste
      Warm-fiery, dry, full, a deep exuberant fruitiness after dark fruit pickled in alcohol, very strong woody aromas, old polished oak wood and grandfather's greasy leather armchair, maybe somewhere in the background cigar smoke and chimney fire, a touch of espresso, full-bodied, heavy and incredibly complex;
      With water, the deep red fruit flavors unfold, a subtle earthiness and the espresso a little more, the oak holds back increasingly; the fruitiness is more lovely and flatters the palate;
    • Finish
      Extremely long, heavy and mouth-filling, very dry, full of oak and old wood, dominant and demanding, a force;

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Less intense and less integrated than cask 3400 for Abbey Whisky, which is darker and opens up much easier.
    • Nose
      Goji berry, caramelised sugar, cherry, chili pepper. Has some trouble opening up initially. With water some mocha, raisin and orange, plus more caramel. Eventually a little nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Cherry, cranberry, grenadine syrup, caramel, cigar and chili pepper.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, cherry, caster sugar and caramel.

  8. WillemvdK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is topnotch! Excellent whisky. It even seems a bit older than 20 years. In a blind tasting i'd definitely say it's gaining on 30 years old. Must have been one high quality, active cask. Perfect.

    Thanks for the sample, JJ!!
    • Nose
      Very rich nose. Needs some time to open up but when it does, oh boy. Molasses, blackberry, roses, black tea, very old polished oak furniture, cinnamon, clove, raw cacao, coffee beans, all very dark aroma's at first. After some time lighter aroma's seem to appear like peach, fresh red apples and pineapple.
    • Taste
      Oumph! The 58% ABV is unmistakable. But such a nice, heavy, sirupy delivery. Very sweet and dense! Caramelized sugar, blackberry jam, toasted bread and fresh espresso. Sounds like a good breakfast, haha! 

      It's also a bit greasy in the taste, a bit dirty, which is nice.
    • Finish
      Very long, greasy and spicy. Like furniture polish and cinnamon, cloves and other woody spices. Excellent.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and JJ.
    • Nose
      Roses, orange and rose hip. Whole meal bread and some polish.
    • Taste
      Orange, caramel and a bit 'dirty'. Forest fruits, syrup and espresso.
    • Finish
      Spices cloves.

  10. Rune Lykke scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This is one of the best whiskies i ha e ever tasted!
    First a subtile nose
    Then a sweet Spice flavour
    The plate evokes thoughts of leather, smoke and spices.
    The flavour is smooth, spicy and with a note of pepper
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      100 100


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