Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB64914
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Revival
Bottled
15.01.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ30017
Barcode
5060088791677
Added on
25 feb 2015 1:00 pm by MichaB
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 239.00

18 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

412 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.29 points.

  1. MattDoobie scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Nose
    Honey, plums, cinnamon and raisin at first approach. Big juicy green apples with oak and leather behind it. Molasse, tobacco and Christmas cake. This is such a holiday nose, something you sip in your most comfortable chair by the fireplace on a cold winter night. 23/25

    Palate
    The arrival is honeyed and mouth coating, it gets you salivating as it develops into fall spices and deep rich fruits like apricots, peaches, green grapes and stewed plums. It’s absolutely heavenly and comforting. The fresh tobacco is there with creamy milk chocolate, a little white pepper and oak. There is a certain spiciness that I associate with Dronach’s distillate and it’s here in spades, yes the sherry maturation does its job by aging the spirit to the rich and unctuous liquid we have now but it’s no paint-by-number sherry bomb (a la a’bunadh, 105 or Nadùrra Oloroso). It’s a carefully crafted one, the cask dominates but the spirit still shines. Also for 20 years in casks, the oak was very respectful, keeping the whisky nice and round with little to no tannins and bitterness. 23/25

    Finish
    Long, I mean I keep salivating long second after swallowing because the flavours remain, it’s a long chew. Heavy with dark honey and for the first time, some maltiness on the tongue. I’m also getting a lot of raisins, maltesers and tobacco. Out of everything I’ve reviewed so far, this has been my strongest finale. 23/25

    Value and presentation.
    This bottle fetches quite a bit of money nowadays but upon release, it was 108$ CAD. If I could go back in time......
    Glendronach’s presentation is without reproach; it’s un-chillfiltered, bottled without added colour at 46%. Top marks all around. 25/25

    Total score
    94/100

  2. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    So I'll keep this short because I was expecting a lot more with all the hype that was being produced around the bottle. For me a "yes" good 15 he. But that's it, please. Unfortunately, I cannot understand the PLV at> 200 €. Sorry
    • Nose
      Orange peel mixed with sweet tobacco. Strong berry notes with herbaceous grass. Very fruity and leathery.
    • Taste
      The start is hearty with spices in a leather bag. Oily with a strong fruit note from apples to apricots. Sweet nutty impression with a slight bitterness, but completely ok. So he's doing a good number in the mouth. Respect!
    • Finish
      Medium with espresso notes and the dark chocolate as expected. Malty and sweet with spicy oak.

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Georges scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, chocolate, coffee, figs, prunes, raisins, mushrooms
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, chocolate, coffee, figs, nutty, bananas, spicy (cinnamon, clove)
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, spicy, marmalade

  6. zerttbone did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This whisky is the best buy/price . if you don't have it buy it!, But when you buy a 12year old from 2013 you also get a18-19 years old ! . still found at drankendozijn!

    Also the 15 year ( but discontinued now for 3 years) otherwise it was a 21 year old last year due to the mothballed years

    see picture below :

    http://wordsofwhisky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Grafiek-GlenDronach.pdf

  7. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Glendronach was closed between 2/1996 and 5/2002 so this whisky is a minimum of 18 years 10 months old

  8. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full load of sherry. Followed by orange and dark, sweet fruits. With some time in the glass, the colleague releases some leather and tobacco. Gingerbread spice and chocolate. Smells very round and balanced.
    • Taste
      Immediately oily sweetness that completely seizes the mouth. Slightly bitter. Coffee, gingerbread, marzipan and some caramel, combine with the dark sherry fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium long, oily, with some coffee and dark chocolate

  10. Vrisky scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

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