Glendronach 1995

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Bottling
Stated Age
19 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The Whisky Store
Added on
04 Dec 2014 9:09 am by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 369,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.37 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. ak47 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Maczet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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


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