- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1971
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.62 points
Date, prune, fresh fig, raisin, apricot, caramel, overripe melon and macadamia nut.
Prune, raisin, toffee, candied orange, coconut and hazelnut.
Raisin, toffee, prune, mocha and apricot.
- No need to say that this is a real gem.
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.
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!
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.
- Batch 11 contains the following 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
- A gorgeous dram, probably the best Glendronach I have tasted.
A powerful nose of raisins, figs, dates and plums in combination with old oak and barrel
Enters smooth, then increasing to a powerful taste with lots of dark fruits, all of above. Then slowly increasing warm but mild spices
Medium long finish going from spicy fruits over to a pleasant wood and oak finale