Glendronach 1995

Overall rating
90.51/100
votes
270
Whiskybase ID
WB61948
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Bottling
Vintage
1995
Bottled
06.11.2014
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
2000
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH31251
Barcode
5060399680264
Bottled for
The Whisky Store
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
04 dec 2014 9:09 am by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 799.00

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1995

46 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.51 points.

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting.
    Brutally horny.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Brown

      Nose:
      Curry and meaty is my first thought. Reminds me immediately of Currywurst.
      Plum jam, cherry, gentleman's chocolate, pinch of salt, rust, metallically bloody, lovage, a little smoke and damp pipe tobacco. liquorice, elderberry.
      The empty glass smells like dates.
    • Taste
      Salted caramel, fat, sourdough, yeast cubes, dark cherries, plums, overripe figs, nutmeg, again the metallic taste of blood like bleeding gums. Still syrupy, leather and here too the smoke spark. Again the tobacco and the elderberry.
    • Finish
      Long. Full. Sweet, dark with matching oak spice.

  2. CandW scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

  3. hyc scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. aw-home scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Can't get much better.
    • Nose
      98 98
      Roasted and pastry flavors with sherry fruit, oranges, nuts, spices, vanilla, chocolate and oak notes.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Roasted and pastry flavors with dark sherry fruit, orange peel, plum, espresso, dark chocolate and oak notes.
    • Finish
      99 99
      Long with toasty aromas, dark sherry fruit, orange peel, plums, espresso, dark chocolate and oak notes.

  7. danaich scored this whisky 99 points Member Junior

    Absolutely awesome! My favourite!

    Beautiful nose with sherry, plums, dates, cinnamon-sugar, cloves, oranges.
    Mouthfeel like syrup.
    Intense & complex taste with sherry, sweetness, dark fruits, spices, orange-cest.
    Very long finish, all tastes remain, oranges and espresso in the end.

  8. _H_ scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Whiskies I have ever tasted! Perfect intense Sherry-bomb.
    In my opinion a cut above the 21-year-old "Parliament". Regrettably it was sold out quit quickly and got very expensive.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  9. WillWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. zaphod155 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    Hallelujah, what a shit (Sorry!). I can hardly remember the last time I had such a wonderful drop in my glass. Full points. Absolutely awesome.
    • Nose
      Dark, deep PX notes. Dark, overripe fruits, plums, dates and some blood orange. Full, heavy chocolate tones. Old leather, fine tobacco notes. Clear cinnamon flavors are slowly coming and above all the dark fruit sweetness. Nothing is noticeable from the alcohol.
    • Taste
      It runs soft and creamy on the tongue. There is a pleasant warming sharpness. Then the PX barrels strike. Dark fruits, creamy chocolate. Then follow the spices, tobacco, espresso. Very light bitter orange, but really only very subtle. The sharpness is reminiscent of ginger. Oak seasoning, cinnamon, nutmeg. In addition, nice caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, soft and wonderfully complex. It is not a single aroma that remains, but the entire melange.

  11. TsiAI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    eyes: soy sauce
    nose: At first it was sulfur, old books, sweet syrup and Chinese medicine. After a while, it smells preserved fruit, dehydrated dark berries. Flavored, turmeric powder, pink pepper. There are also dried plums and sour cream. At the end there are shredded tobacco and smoked wood. It has a medicinal odor throughout, and the smell is relatively dense.
    palate: After the entrance is a dessert covered with cream and preserved fruit, followed by heavy spices, probably cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and fragrant amomum. The barrel taste is more obvious, the sour taste is medium, the ebony is dried, a little Chinese medicine. The second half is still cream cake, dark jam, black currant and toffee.
    body: medium weight, a little fat, more tannins, astringent, less irritating, medium bitter bottom
    finish: long, spices (ginger powder, ground pepper), syrup, wood, old newspaper
    Nose: 88/100
    Palate: 90/100
    Finish: 88/100
    Body: 88/100
    Overall: 88/100

  12. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    GOT TOO MUCH PX IN IT.

  13. penumbra scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Judging from the smell, the winery has made great efforts to blend this wine. The rich animal fat aroma is very characteristic. Unfortunately, the entrance is not satisfactory, and the consistent excellent style of retaining a single barrel is not retained.
    • Nose
      A rich and very good-smelling Shirley monster with a rush of syrup and cheese layers, roasted until the oily chest is filled with condensed milk, and instant coffee cappuccino with a double coffee mate. Juicy fruits such as grapes and plums are naturally ripe to contain a small amount of alcohol, strong vanilla flavor, mint flavor gum, 40% chocolate, roasted almonds, cinnamon powder and a small amount of pickled fish. M's decayed wood.

      Fat (cream) 10, Shirley 8, vanilla 6, fruit 3.
    • Taste
      There are plenty of tannins, chocolate wood soup, toffee, black dried fruit, still cream, but some fights with the sourness of tannins. Pepper, fireworks, crushed tobacco leaves, ginger shreds, and flavors are more developed toward the spice based on chocolate.

      It is fuller, medium fat, low sweet, a lot of tannins, significant sourness, slightly bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Extremely long, coffee grounds, toffee, black pepper, 100% black chocolate.

  14. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of the best vintages produced by GlenDronach. Wonderful whisky
    • Nose
      Brown sugar, molasses, almost a rum like quality about it. Nutty, almonds and amaretto, creme brulee with the sugar freshly caramelized.
    • Taste
      Creamy raisins, thick and sticky with lots of sugary fruits and Christmas cake. A lot of sweetness, chewy raisins and ginger spice. Some jamaican spiced rum cake, some malt loaf as well.
      Woody notes slowly creeping in with time.
    • Finish
      coffee, cappuccino with a piece of dark chocolate on the side. No old oak notes, all fruit and all juicy cake notes. Finish a little short though....
      With time the finish picks up more wood and starts to develop a sour oak note.

  15. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Lots of sherry as per usual with Glendronach bottlings. PX influence is subtle and as such it is not as sweet as expected. Some sponge cake sweet on the palate. Finish is long with dark chocolate and oak spice. A nice and moderately complex dram

  16. rampah scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. LittleAlbert scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Batch with 2,000 bottles

  18. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. hoerny scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  20. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 90 Euro in December, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a perfect modern sherry profile without any flaws.  Dangerously quaffable...

  21. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a beautiful PX bomb, although I can not claim to be able to distinguish PX from Oloro to any doubt. He is always delicious!
    • Nose
      Pur: something closed even after a while in the glass. One guesses the heavy sherry board, quite (berry) -fruchtig thereby. With water: as I have often seen at Glendronach, it opens wonderfully, the well-known Jaffa Cake Aroma, more fruit, espresso beans, dark hot chocolate sauce.
    • Taste
      Pure: here immediately full, a little sharp start, but then wave by wave chocolate, kirsch, orange syrup, mousse au chocolat. Soon also some spices, but pleasantly balanced. With water: creamier, overall "lighter", so more fresh orange and milk chocolate, maybe a little too much water caught.
    • Finish
      medium length, lots of oak, dry sherry

  23. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A great dram. But personally I prefer the Parliament. He is just sweeter, "rounder" and more succulent.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry, cellar smell, wild berries and orange peel right at the beginning. Carnations, nutmeg, Christmas spices. In addition, tobacco and leather The alcohol is noticeable. Less sweet than the Parliament and my opinion also something "angular"
    • Taste
      Powerful, peppery onset, again perceptible alcohol, then repeat the spicy-sherrylastigen aromas of the nose. Damp forest floor, oak, sherry, some leather and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Espresso, tobacco, sherry notes

  24. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Great video Whisky tasting: Glendronach Vintage 19 years 1995 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGvIWQdKx9o

  25. Goethe scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The price of this bottle was 90€ at the beginning. So it tripled in about one year. It is amazing stuff what Glendronach did for this vintage bottling. With some water this expression get's more fruity. But be careful with every Glendronach. You can drown it quite fast.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10 (2014) and 7/10 (2016)
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, a bunch of plums, plum marmelade, nuts, juicy overripe oranges, rasins, old leather, hits of tabaco.
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, fruits, leather, oak, chocolate, oranges.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, dry.

  26. Dramlicious scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My full review:

    http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-77/

  27. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    He is already very beautiful in the glass, dark color, thick streaks. Pure sherry, followed by rose perfume and plum compote. Oh, you can drink it very well with its 55.8%, as you realize the age, wow! Not sweet, but spicy, it is a plumy, seedy fruit mix. Very beautiful!

  28. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I am still excited. When I tried it a year ago, I gave it euphoric 95P. After this round, it remains at an excellent 93 points.
    • Nose
      Directly a full load of sherry aromas, fruity, but also a decent portion of seasoning, since the barrel has done a good job, the alcohol is very well involved, dried dark fruits, plums, raisins, heavy, in the background is milk chocolate, espresso, old leather, hints of pepper, with longer rich the chocolatige side is always clearer, also nutty, liquid grape nut chocolate, a hint of mint is also there
    • Taste
      full-bodied, very sweet starting, strong, fruity, chocolate, here now rather sweet than spicy, then comes the oak, becomes drier, a little salt, espresso on the palate, still covered in chocolate, but now rather dark, the overall impression is then but rather spicy than sweet
    • Finish
      the last piece of chocolate melts in the mouth, grape skins, it tingles salty under the tongue

  29. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A delicious Glendronach! Creamy, spicy with lots of oranges. A perfect whisky, I like it a lot!
    • Nose
      Dark and intense amber. Oily and creamy, the drops slowly run back into the glass. Intense and extremely fruity sherry. Dark fruits are pleasing to my taste buds, with aromas of leather and moldy soil. Milk chocolate and a fine espresso aroma play together, subtle tobacco and a hint of orange give a wonderful aroma. The alcohol starts to bite slightly in the nose.
    • Taste
      At first Glendronach exudes a creamy, intense and voluminous sherry aroma. Raisins and creamy chocolate end in a hint of tobacco and leather. Now, intense oranges and extremely spicy oak come to light. Slight sharpness is spreading. After adding some water, the oak becomes more fruity, but the sharpness remains. The Glendronach is still very creamy and spicy.
    • Finish
      Again spicy oak with fruity sherry. The finish exudes a chubby and long-lasting heat. Orange aromas, chocolate and some coffee finish the fine finish.

  30. ak47 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sold for 305€ at whiskyauction.com (2015-11)

  31. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    pleasant to drink
    with nice notes
    the finish is the best
    in nose and mouth one feels clearly sharpness which should not be there
    at always welcomed Dram
    • Nose
      Wood in sherry, or sherry in wood;)
      crushed raisins
      old leather, seasoning, oranges
      slight alcoholic strength
    • Taste
      sharp start
      then sherry, chocolate powder, on the palate a bit bitter
      Oranges and seasoning
      the sharpness does not go away even with water
    • Finish
      long
      barrel
      chocolate
      oranges
      sherry

  32. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great drop for sherry fans
    • Nose
      Sherry, old wardrobe, leather, then raisins, blackcurrants, plums, dark chocolate with cranberries, sweet pipe tobacco, sugar molasses
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate, very spicy oak, dark fruits, plum chutney with a certain sharpness
    • Finish
      relatively dry, spicy and long, peppery

  33. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    great, fat, robust sherry whisky!
    • Nose
      fat, spicy sherry, raisins, dry figs, clove acuteness, a hint of sweet, moist tobacco and earth
    • Taste
      wumms - strong, intense, dark: dark chocolate, cocoa, Storck giants, neat spice, tobacco, oak, some maggi / lovage
    • Finish
      long and strong, spicy, between dark chocolate and maggi

  34. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I think my nose played a trick today, I tried it 2 or 3 times and always found it better than today
    • Nose
      I do not have to say anything about the color, you very much yourself. Let's hold the trunk in the glass. Alcohol, first vaccine not without, the nose is ko first. Let's wait for something. Without water, I do not have the educated sherry in my nose, but mainly glue. Totally funny. Maybe he will be sweeter with water. I let it stand again, now I got used to the alcohol and glue and a little hidden. But sherry is not really pronounced. Little dark fruits and a bit earthy.
    • Taste
      Let's just try it. Again, the alcohol is very present, in the background, the sherry occurs, but quickly disappears and becomes dry. It does not help, water must come from: Already much better, the sweetness is now available and the sherry is clearly there. The whole thing always reminds me of Nesquick cocoa powder. Behind it, I find hidden notes in the direction of menthol. On the tongue, it remains more wild than supple. I find a nice sweet, behind some dark dried fruits, then brings the barrel of the oak to light.
    • Finish
      Although it is pleasant but not overly long, and relatively dry.

  35. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky lacks the typical acidity of the distillery. The smell is overwhelming, but the palate shows much less sherry than the nose can expect. The oak is very present and unfortunately the whisky is too alcoholic. Nevertheless, he likes me. The whisky wins with water. He gets milder on the palate. I rarely dilute, but it makes sense here.
    • Nose
      Sherry without end. One can clearly identify the Pedro Ximénez. Sweet raisins, stollen, balsamic cream. The alcohol is noticeable, but not disturbing. In the background is oak. After a while, the sherry steps back a bit. Approaches of honey and caramel show up.
    • Taste
      A strong start is in contrast to a silky soft mouthfeel. The consistency is almost creamy. The alcohol is a bit too spicy. The second sip makes it better. Immediately shows half-bitter chocolate. Behind it lies a strong spice from the oak. After he was less sweet than expected in the first sip, he shows in the second sip gentler and also quite sweet. A reminder of salt makes me think of soy sauce.
    • Finish
      Very clear oak. Spicy and bitter. Burnt. Long and slightly astringent.

  36. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  37. irrerelevant scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Syrup-like sweetness, dates, raisins, marzipan, fatty, ripe oranges, sherry, some rose water, amarena cherry, dark, dense, ripe, heavy and full! The alcohol is well integrated, cinnamon, neat oak, clove, ginger, a little vinous in the mouth, first really velvety, silky, then dries off, he does not have the typical Glendronach acidity, ground pepper comes with oak, hazelnut and ginger in the finish ... madness!

  38. pEpp0 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  39. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A gorgeous malt! It has everything I like about Glendronach and sherried whisky in general. It is complex, savory, and sweet but not too extreme to make it a situational pleasure. As far as I know, vatted bottlins like these have been very rare in recent Glendronach history.
    • Nose
      Very fudgy and full of dried fruit. Figs and plums primarily. All-in-all, typically ‘Dronach so far. Then there are liquid Werther’s original! With a few minutes of air, the dram explodes with cinnamon sprinkled oak and roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied arrival and very drinkable at this Vol. Savory and sweet. Vanilla sugar, soy sauce, and currant. A little licorice perhaps, as well as hints of white tee. It really is a mix of the 15yo Revival and the 18yo Allardice. Honey and mild tannins initiate the satisfying finish.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Spicy… almost briny, and more toffee. Raisins and chocolate, with a pleasant touch of cappuccino.

  40. Phàdraig scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  41. megabreit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      94 94

  42. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting

    Color: dark amber

    Nose: rich oak, vanilla, sherry. Also a kind of grape must, very dark dried fruits.

    Mouth: It makes me go right back. Very strong alcohol! Fruity, tannins, tobacco, licorice and lots of chocolate, a little honey, some spices.

    Finish: long and very warm

    Conclusion: Not so bad or very tasty. But a little too much alcohol. Very round and harmonious with water. A very fine soft chocolate note.

  43. Batafa scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  45. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  46. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  47. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    A really cool Glendronach - on a level with the Parliament if quite different in taste.
    • Nose
      Full and aromatic, dried dates and orange peel, chocolate pudding, cola syrup, a lot of spiciness (nutmeg, chilli), very strong and a little alcohol, less PX sweetness than expected, unfortunately I did not find the promised cinnamon
    • Taste
      full of supple onset, slightly peppery, full sherry aroma, syrupy
    • Finish
      long with notes of thickened orange juice, ginger sharpness, overripe plums, lots of coffee and neat bitter oak

  48. Heidjer scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Immediately stronger and more full bodied than the Parliament, also more pleasing. Sweet, dried fruit - dates and plums, definately.

    Palate: Strong, sweet, you can feel the alcohol a little, spicy, very mouth watering.

    Finish: Warming, light bitternes - chocolate espresso. It's so mouth watering, I have to swallow again.

    On the second nose I can also detect the cinnamon sugar (as described on the back label). If you want to, you can find shoe polish, but I don't want to ;-)

    The second sip does feel softer, the alcohol is not detectable any more - sweet, chewy. Again, extremely mouth watering. The finish is now bitterer, very tasty, very long.

    No dilution today.

  49. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RE: "Anyhow I am more of a GD Single Cask fan."

    What is the main difference, between most of the Glendronach "single cask" whiskies and this vintage expression ?

    I mean more than the statement "single cask" on the label of the so-called- "single casks" ?

    http://myannoyingopinions.com/2014/02/14/glendronach-confusion-single-cask/

    I think the vintage
    expressions are just a much more straightforward way of marketing than
    these so-called- "single casks" that may have come also from an unknown variety
    of casks put together for just a finish of an unknown time in a "single
    cask" before final bottling - if I got that article correct, which I mentioned above . 

    All the whisky in this 1995 vintage selection was matured in PX sherry casks. Some of the so-called-"single cask" - whiskies of the same distillery might have been
    first matured in oloroso casks or even ex-bourbon casks before finalizing it
    in that "single" PX cask, that is then named on the label giving it a "PX single cask" designation.

    That's a legal "single cask" whisky referring to the SWA 2009 regulations, but in my opinion it's not ethical, to call such products a "single cask" whisky. 

    Therefore, nobody should speculate on "bad casks" used for that vintage expression. It's just  a special vintage bottling with its own taste and that's quite the same with the so called "single casks" from GD: They also each have their own taste.

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