Glendronach 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Finish
Stated Age
12 years old
Sauternes Wine Barrels Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 Nov 2014 4:02 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 73.44

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points

  1. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A different Glendronach than your ‘average’ oloroso and px versions. The sauternes influence is recognizable true the dried apricot, yellow raisins and tinned peach aromas. Also some marzipan sweetness mixed with sour yellow berries. The nose is quite full, taste could benefit from a higher abv and the finish is decent.

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I can't tell right away that it was in a wine barrel.
    I can't say how long either.

    It smells pleasant, especially with nice wood aromas.
    Somewhat sweet, sour-spicy.

    Solid taste.
    The spicy note predominates.
    Bitter wood, a hint of vanilla.

    It's quite neat, but which barrel it was from, I couldn't have eyes ...

  3. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Glendronach signature on the nose, but also a little sour and slightly sweet from the wine, Galia melon comes to mind first. In the taste more wine forward, on the back of the tongue also nice and buttery. Finish is sweet, slightly dry, a little sour and pepper.

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and creamy. Alcohol is not noticeable. But has we all Sauternes maturation for me a perfumed Soapy touch. But then luckily after 2-3 sips away.

  6. Pyromann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, one of the sweeter drams, although not typical sherry one. I would say the Revival used to be a bit better, but this one is also very good.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, some sherry notes. Pretty solid on the nose.
    • Taste
      Fruit, nicely wine-influenced, some sherry-like notes. Taste is fine, just enough heavy, solid and intense. Spices. Delicate in the mouth.
    • Finish
      More rough, woody, not as dry as in Virgin Oak 14y. Medium longevity.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruits, vanilla, sugar.
    • Taste
      Fruit, peach, vanilla, caramel, banana.
    • Finish
      Caramel, peach, vanilla.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Sauternes taste is pleasantly and not overly integrated.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, citruses, vanilla, herbals, apple compote and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruits, spicy oak, marzipan, milk chocolate and dessert wines.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, spicy.


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