Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Abbey Whisky
Added on
26 Nov 2014 2:23 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.00

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238 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.29 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jam of strawberries and blackberries (especially blackberries), prunes, caramel, cooked wine. All that makes a big sherry a good sherry. With water, toffee. In the mouth, suspense ... SHERRY. And spices. And woody notes with water. The sherry is not overflowing in the finale that surprisingly reveals cooked fruits such as roasted peach.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A Glendronach Sherry as I like them ... certainly classic but still good.
    • Nose
      Well it's clearly Sherry, we're not mistaken. It is very greedy on dried fruits (classic), vanilla, caramel, honey ... a real cake home!
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated, powerful but not too mixed with spices and caramel. Always as greedy as the nose but a little dry.
    • Finish
      A pretty long Finish that concluded a nice tasting ...

  3. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very pretty Glendronach. More really my style, but very well done.
    • Nose
      On the nose, coffee, cocoa, raisins, universal glue, brown sugar. Rich and complex, but classic.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the texture is thick and lines the palate well. Cocoa, black mushrooms, red fruit jam, candied fruit, and the wood that begins to express itself.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, woody and tannic but without astringency. Red fruits are also making a comeback.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very intense, extreme sherry load, lots of wood. Not the best type of whisky for me personally, but a blatant part.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of chocolate and raisins, fat, musty, bourbon-like glue, furniture polish, acacia honey, burnt-on corn, old wall unit
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and chocolatey, zero dryness, nutty, nutmeg, heat
    • Finish
      87 87
      Creamy, chocolatey, oak bitterness, hardly any dryness

  6. RobbievdBrink scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great PX cask!. This is my favourite PX sherried Single Cask Glendronach from the '94 vintage. This whisky let's you sit down for quite some time deciphering what is going on in there. It's body, balance and complexity are simply amazing. You'll get all the usual 'PX flavor' suspects one might expect; brown sugars, 'appelstroop', dried fruits, spices, cherries, nuts and so on. And so on. Easily ranks in my top 10 of best whiskies.

  7. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Unsurprisingly flawless. Lacks some suprise element or some added class to go above 90, but all the rest is sufficient for a 90 : the contained woodiness and sweetness, the spontaneity, and the bright fruits on the palate all are a bliss. Glendro and Abbey Whisky do know what proper sherry maturation is.
    • Nose
      "Glendronach PX 101", really archetypal. It directly gives all it has, which is a pleasure. Mountains of raisins, leather, blackcurrant and blueberries, with a distant background of smoked wood (charcoal-y, as often with Glendro in my exeprience). Black chocolate, then more sweet salty things with oinion jam and venison sauces. Slighlty vinous but not too much, ans certainly not too sweet : just whiffs of brown sugar (it's PX after all), and french toast. 
    • Taste
      Beautiful incisive arrival, all about fruits this time (for the better !) : acidic cherries (the ones we make Kriek beer from), fresh strawberries, kir, various jammy red and black fruits then settles on more classic PX. Gingerbread, brown sugar, sweet rhum, brown butter. Not an inch of over-woodiness nor over-sweetness. Some cuberdon at second sip, the arrival really is very candied and fruity. 
    • Finish
      Same vein, and not too woody / tannic. Brown butter, varnished furniture, leather, raisins and just, you know, sherry, sherry, sherry. Some slight tobacco (ever noticed how a new pack of tobacco can smell like fresh blackberries ? I get the same feeling here) and hazelnuts. Some earthy (even floral ?) pot-pourri for a second.

  9. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry nose with a lot of PX sweetness and also a very balanced nose

    If the finish would have been not as dry and also not having this decent bitterness we would have an outstanding dram here. With the finish it is "just" a great one ;-)

  10. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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