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Overall rating
90.31/100
votes
133
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
30.09.1994
Bottled
11.2014
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
3400
Number of bottles
672
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399680561
Bottled for
Abbey Whisky
Added on
26 Nov 2014 2:23 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167,00

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234 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ;-)

  4. 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

  5. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. q-runa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Nuts, fruity, syrup, forest fruits - brambles and raspberries. Chocolate, pepper, orange, butter scotch and almond paste.
    • Taste
      Syrup, spices, fudge, cookie dough, cinnamon and orange.
    • Finish
      Medium drying, nuts, syrup, pepper, fruity, spices and forest fruits

  10. mikespike scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Heavily sherried malt, with all the characteristics that you would look for in such a malt. Sherry cask matured at it's best, in my opionion higher quality and density than you would find in a Macallan...

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