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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994 CW&L
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.73 points
- In terms of taste the worst SC I've had from GD so far. This fig-sweet oiliness is there right away, together with milk chocolate, but then it "tips" very quickly towards the pressing oak, which then dominates to the end, especially without adding water. But even with water, hardly any aromas come out. I miss dark fruits and orange completely. With me he still comes behind the standard range and not even close to other PCs from Glendronach
- This is the same cask
- So if I didn't know, I would never have guessed a Glendronach here. Where are the intense sherry aromas known from the original bottlings? But they don't come off. The malt tastes very good. Despite the 55% alcohol, the malt needs absolutely no water for dilution, the alcohol is really well integrated. I would be interested to know what sherry casks these were - pretty much sure refill, only question is if 2nd or 3rd.
The color in the glass is dark copper. We have fully matured in sherry casks - probably no real surprise at Glendronach - and an alcohol volume of 55%. And first of all. Anyone expecting the typical sherry droning of a Glendronach Allardice or Parliament here is not an option. The first thing that arrives in the nose is a rich orange, its juice and a hint of zest. Also something like dried hay. Slightly mineral notes are also there in the background. The alcohol is easy to feel. Over time it also becomes more floral, with the scent of violets briefly wafting past the nose.
After the first sip, the nose also gets spicier - the oak is more present. The acidity from the taste is now also present, combined with the juicy orange.
Nice oily mouthfeel. Oh yeah. Here comes a fruit bomb! Strong oranges and mandarins - the juice. Sour, tingling and at the same time very fruity. Almost as if you had Fanta with a shot in your mouth! But spices are now also active. Alcohol involved great. With water the tingling, the alcohol, decreases, but the fruity remains. The sweetness, fruit sweetness rather than sugar or caramel, is also reduced with water.
Yep The spiciness of the oak is also clearly noticeable at the end. But only a moderate bitterness on tap. The finish is very aromatic for a medium to long time in the mouth - at the very end I also notice something like light tobacco aromas.
- Great Glendronach, which I would not have suspected. Thanks to Noface83 for the sample.