Glendronach 1994

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 11
Stated Age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 Jan 2015 1:58 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 267.47

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.95 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An incredibly intense and multi-layered sherry bomb! Once again a great firecracker from Glendronach ... This bottling makes my heart beat faster, tastes and I like it very much!

    22/23/23/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dark, rust-brown copper shimmers slightly dull in the Premium Snifter, but the color alone stimulates my salivation. The nose is surprisingly relatively restrained at first, but dried berries and doves are tentatively lifted out of the glass. Caramel and dark chocolate show off their harsh and dark side, dried oranges and old peaches mingle with dark forest honey and lightly burnt sugar. Spicy, tart wood tones come to light, citrus flavors are minimal, then this unbelievably dark sherry flavor shifts to the foreground again. The alcohol is wonderfully harmonious, hazelnuts and creamy toffee are powerful. Sour cherries and dates follow, caramelized sugar drips on slices of orange and creamy vineyard peach. Apricots come up, milk chocolate melts in the sun. Again, my salivation is massively stimulated, I want to finally try the Glendronach ...
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sourly cherries and raisins lie down powerfully over the tongue, subtle pungency begins to glow on the palate, and cozy warmth floods the entire mouth area. In the mouth, the alcohol is in contrast to the nose of its voluminous side, spicy wood elements end tart and discreetly bitter in the cheeks. Dark and dried oranges stick to the palate, for a short, pleasant dryness in the mouth, before sweet caramel and dark chocolate merge together. Freshly brewed espresso drips from the tongue side, the salivary flow is almost unbraked. Almonds and hazelnuts combine with minimal hints of leather and sweet tobacco, apricots and toffee flash before spreading tart and wooden sharpness throughout the mouth. With a wonderful tingle, the taste passes and goes strong and warming in the finish.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Exquisite warmth floods the palate, wooden sharpness sticks powerfully between tongue and palate, dried berries and ripe sour cherries are covered with a touch of espresso. Dark chocolate melts on the tongue, again showing minimal wet leather and sweet tobacco leaves. Creamy and oily, the wonderful sherry aromas swim in the saliva, the aftertaste gives the appearance as if he never wanted to end ...

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully sweet and fruity glendronach. I already had this bottling in 2019 and was already thrilled at the time. Today's impressions coincide with the notes at that time. Tastes and likes! Even today, I have earned 90 points ...

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Reddish copper shimmers in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter there is a thick and oily streak from which syrup-like drops are released. Oranges and tangerines rise, a hint of caramel and hazelnut dissolves, slightly faded notes end in minimal sulfur. Caramelized sugar and fresh mint, crumbs of dark chocolate and hints of sour cherries and dates flatter the nose. Creamy apricots and velvety vineyard peach emerge after a while, subtle espresso aroma ends with hints of grapefruit and raisins.
    • Taste
      Caramelized sugar and creamy peach warm the tongue with the first sip, followed by a minimal hint of muff and mildew, hints of sour cherries end sweetly and fruity on the palate. The second sip flows sweetly through the palate, honey and withered notes follow, sulphurized raisins and dates follow, pleasantly subtle sharpness massages the tongue. Oranges, caramel and chocolate stick to the palate, hazelnuts are added, the mouthfeel becomes creamier and drier at the same time, there is minimal old mint and a hint of dried spices. The intense aromas swim creamy in the lower jaw, with creamy hazelnuts it seamlessly reverberates ...
    • Finish
      Creamy, fruity and sweet, followed by hazelnuts and a hint of sour cherry, spicy and creamy wood tones. Mint and menthol are in the background.

  3. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one is a batch 11 and with just over 600 bottles available you shouldn't wait too long if sherry bombs is what you like. It's just over € 150 but absolutely worth her money. Outstanding stuff, hard to beat at this price level.
    91 points
    • Nose
      Wow, now this is a sherry bomb! Sweet mother of God, what a fantastic nose! Sweet sherry, almost PX sweet, lost of figs, X-Mas cake, bitter chocolate, raisins and espresso. Very much going on here and it is absolutely outstanding. The alcohol is entirely masked by all the nice notes. Great stuff
    • Taste
      Taste completely delivers what the nose promised. This is like pulling a warm blanket over your shoulders on a chilly night outside. Just close you eyes and let this '94 Glendronach take you on a great journey amongst the nicest flavours one could imagine. What a whisky this is, no off notes, very sweet, oaky (but not too dry) nicely spiced and very smooth. Just a few drops of water and she opens up willingly!
    • Finish
      Again, you won't be disappointed here; sweetness al over the place, oaky and spicy. A very pleasant and long finish. Great stuff!

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Just superb.
    • Nose
      Relatively mild for an oloroso matured whisky. Nevertheless, very good. Honey, muscavado sugar, figs, dates, apricots, wood, spices. Later: mocha, dark chocolate, fresh oranges, and a touch of mint. 
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy and spicy from the wood. Again, honey, figs and dates and bitter chocolate, but now accompanied by cinnamon, espresso, and burnt matches (yes!). 
    • Finish
      Long, on bitter chocolate, warming spices, and dried fruit on the background.

  5. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    Very hot not much depth and very shallow on the finish. By far the worst Glendronach cask release I've had so far. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. 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

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I had 3250, 3273, this one and 444 open successively with quite a bit of overlap and although I really liked each and every one I'd say qualitywise they're 54 > 3273 > 444 > 3250.Extra credit for the nice cardboard box that feels just right: not obnoxiously ostentatious nor cheap looking. I think these boxed 'Dronachs and the heavy duty black boxes Adelphi used for their pair of 1965 Lochsides are as perfect as whisky packaging gets.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour of this one is as deep as the darkest px casked ones in the series but much more red and one of the prettiest whisky colours IMO. Takes its time to open up and get itself sorted. I suggest giving it 30 minutes. When it does get its act together I find sandalwood, spiciness, jaffa cookies, ground pepper mix. Something a little stale or leathery but that note is not very strong. The pepper is ridiculously vivid and bold here. The oloroso is heavy but not the only component, not by far.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Starting point seems to be 2-3 teaspoons of water. Before that there is an unpleasant slightly bitter alcohol edge in the middle between entry and aftertaste. With sufficient reduction this one is a marvel of elderly wood, dark chocolate, cocoa, and rum.
    • Finish
      91 91
      I love that leafy bit at the tail, is that mint? I haven't tasted that many oloroso casks from this series but the PX ones, when they hit, seem to be easier to like instantly. Without proper reduction this seems a little nervous and would score only 88 or 89. When you get the water right and the bitter edge disappears it's a particularly thrilling ride from the nose to the finish

  8. jankes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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


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