- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points
- 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.
"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.
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.
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.
- 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 ;-)
- 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.
- A Glendronach Sherry as I like them ... certainly classic but still good.
Well it's clearly Sherry, we're not mistaken. It is very greedy on dried fruits (classic), vanilla, caramel, honey ... a real cake home!
Alcohol well integrated, powerful but not too mixed with spices and caramel. Always as greedy as the nose but a little dry.
A pretty long Finish that concluded a nice tasting ...
- Blind tasting.
Nuts, fruity, syrup, forest fruits - brambles and raspberries. Chocolate, pepper, orange, butter scotch and almond paste.
Syrup, spices, fudge, cookie dough, cinnamon and orange.
Medium drying, nuts, syrup, pepper, fruity, spices and forest fruits
- 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...