- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 56.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Old Pipe
- Added on
- 28 Jan 2015 7:54 pm by Donpistoni
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98 × member ratings
192 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2003
23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points
- So I have this bottle open for a year and half and it’s due to be finished. This Glendronach benefits from airtime and will improve month after month. It remains a tad sharp in both nose and taste, but with a drop of water it turns nice sweet and fruity. It gives you toffee, cherry, oranges, nuts and some dry leaves aroma’s. I bought a second bottle just before they sold out. At €70 a no-brainer.
Sweet fruitiness, rather sparkling, cherries, powdered candy, sweet oranges, canned tangerines, some butterscotch, brown sugar, nutty and a whiff of furniture polish.
The alcohol is nicely integrated. It takes some water easily, though doesn't necessarily need a lot. Much more spiciness than the nose has to offer, leather and slight notes of tobacco, bitter chocolate, still some cherries, grapefruit and juicy orange, also pepper and bitter tannines, but nothing too much.
Medium to long: a short burst of bitter fruits, mild notes of liquorice, some dark chocolate and coffee, ending on drying oak wood.
- Glendronach as it should be.
Chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and earthy notes.
Coffee again. Furthermore, honey, orange, tobacco, dark fruit, dark chocolate
A medium to long finish, fruity, a pepper and tobacco.
- For my taste, a comparatively weak filling of the GlenDronach Single Cask series.
The whisky is only in a small glass to advantage, otherwise it is quite fast too thin. At the same time, the taste and finish are dominated by strong bitterness notes from the (European) oak, which unfortunately are not integrated into other sherry flavors.
In a small glass develop very beautiful, sweet sherry flavors, butter cake, honey, toffee, caramelized sugar, vanilla.
Short sweet, then quickly bitter-sweet, sweet sherry, pastries, dusty wood, bitter oak notes, spicy aromas, clear espresso. Unfortunately neither creamy nor voluminous.
Medium long, bitter espresso, still slightly dusty, woody spiciness. Somehow thin, by no means full-bodied.