Glendronach 1971

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 11
Stated Age
43 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 jan 2015 1:45 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 9032.24

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62 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1971

17 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.79 points.

  1. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 11 contains the following 9 bottles:

    1971 cask 2920
    1990 cask 1020
    1990 cask 1162
    1994 cask 54
    1994 cask 3201
    1994 cask 3386
    1995 cask 538
    1995 cask 4941
    1996 cask 244

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  3. Lemserig scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Aroma - Sherry, rather sweet. A lot of prunes, dates, thick rosehip syrup, bitter chocolate, old furniture varnish, tobacco - all together creates an unambiguous feeling of a complex and very mature whisky.
    Taste - Strong tea leaves, then orange peel, prunes, raisins, a little delicious bitterness, dark chocolate, dry sherry, blackcurrant, apricot marmalade in chocolate.
    Finish - Long, sherry, dry, pleasant and moderately astringent. Raisins, hazelnuts, chocolate bar with cream filling.
    A great "old" Glendronach with great flavor profiles. Very close to the ideal sherry whisky.

  4. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Cask 706 414 bottles 02-2022 € 4.055,00 + 10%

  5. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 112021 € 3.295,00 +10%

  6. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: leather, tobacco and flints. Mouth (neat): typical sweetness, oranges, bags of prunes, black raisins
    Finish: long, remaining very clean, which isn't always the case with heavily sherried malts.

  7. g_nowellusticke scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    Brilliant stuff. Glad I could try it before I bought!

  8. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 032021 € 2793,00 + 10%

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Date, prune, fresh fig, raisin, apricot, caramel, overripe melon and macadamia nut.
    • Taste
      Prune, raisin, toffee, candied orange, coconut and hazelnut.
    • Finish
      Raisin, toffee, prune, mocha and apricot.

  11. St. Pauli scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    No need to say that this is a real gem.
    • Nose
      A delightful old whiskies, in both ways. It's old, but also old style. Perfect how such an old sherry matured whisky is still relatively fresh and hasn't become woody/mouldy. Of course, the wood is obviously there, but it's all balanced. Think of richly polished furniture, old leather, cinnamon, juicy white raisins, plenty of orange, tinned peach and vanilla.  Well, maybe it's not a fully sherry matured whisky, but who cares. It's a heck of a nose. Finally, there is a faint hint of wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Very oily and delicate, with all sorts of liqueurs, mainly orange and dried fruit, polished oak, beeswax, cinnamon and a little bit of pepper. Still, some waxy malt shines through, great!
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant. It doesn't get too bitter, as could be with these old whiskies. There is ample cinnamon, honeyed and waxed malt, raisins, oranges, some cocoa, and walnut.

  12. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. Sonett scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A gorgeous dram, probably the best Glendronach I have tasted.
    • Nose
      A powerful nose of raisins, figs, dates and plums in combination with old oak and barrel 
    • Taste
      Enters smooth, then increasing to a powerful taste with lots of dark fruits, all of above. Then slowly increasing warm but mild spices
    • Finish
      Medium long finish going from spicy fruits over to a pleasant wood and oak finale

  14. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior
    05-2016 €1125

  15. squaadgras scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  16. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior
    03-2016 £1.210,00

  17. Peter87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      96 96

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Bram84 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  20. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur Color: amontilado sherry / copper
    Nose: Fats, spicy nose with lots of tobacco, again delicately highlighted with gum notes, which are more present here than before. Very "dark" nose with slightly orange aromas. Generally many parallels to the 72er.
    Taste: Soft, harmonious, round and yet powerful. Again, dark berries, tobacco, balsamic and here is a strong spiciness in the taste. Very salty in an ingenious combination with elderberry, orange liqueur, dull leather notes, delicious, not too sweet honey and perfectly integrated wood.
    Finish: long and tasty! With the notes of the taste, whereby the sweet honey note is leading and does not let the wood notes become too dry. Notes of orange liqueur, nutmeg, almonds and creamy wild honey stick for a long time on the palate.
    Comment: Simply great - without the gum notes in your nose a 95-point whisky !!
    94 points (nose: 93 / taste: 95 / finish: 93)

  21. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  22. Rossi99 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A bit oaky and dry... too bitter and old for me.. kind of pity~


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