Glendronach 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
21 years old
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 apr 2015 4:08 pm by Bishlouk

Average value

€ 218.44

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 21-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.02 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    An enormously heavy, powerful sherry barrel matured malt the one almost crushed with its variety of flavors ....
    [Color] dark chestnut;
    • Nose
      95 95
      intense sherry, ripe fruits (plums, raisins), Christmas spices;
    • Taste
      95 95
      strong, powerful sherry, berries, spicy oak, nuts, fruit compote, chocolate;
    • Finish
      94 94
      long, balanced finish, sherry and spiciness will linger for a long time!

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  3. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Wilhelm58 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A great Whisky! This whisky was distilled before the distillery closed and tastes a little more intense and full-bodied to me compared to the newer Parliaments bottled in 2016-2018!
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet sherry, dark fruits like blackberries and plums, spicy malt notes
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oloroso sherry and dark chocolate followed by plum jam, cinnamon and nuts.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long lasting, spicy and dry

  5. glen efze scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A whisky dream that unfortunately comes to an end. I bought this wonderful bottle in 2016 for a single price of €99.95 – and since Allardice and Revival were there, all three including the discount were available for €199. At the time, I didn't see it as a big bargain, but as a decent price for a whisky that I don't afford every day. That wasn't long ago and we should always remember that when the colleagues in the whisky tube try to fool us into believing that any Glendingsbums that have come across are fairly priced because they were in a greasy sherry cask and now cost €130. At the same retailer, the same package with current bottlings and the same discount would cost around €365 today. This is a rip off and spoils the fun of whisky. Unfortunately, the bottle will soon be empty and this whisky dream will come to an end. There will probably no longer be a new bottle of Parliament.
    • Nose
      Beauty and elegance, these are attributes that I would attribute to this whisky in the nosing. There's strong sherry. However, it does not come to the nose with a sweet obtrusiveness, because the barrels were used wisely and Oloroso and PX ensure a fine harmony. This is a whisky for the holidays that is already confident and elegant on the nose. The whole thing is underlaid with sour fruit aromas, dried apricots with cinnamon and roasted almonds. Black and red currants are included - but not as a sour juice, but as a sweet jelly.
    • Taste
      In the beginning, the whisky with 48% vol. A lot of power without burning, then the aroma spectrum unfolds with ripe sherry, wine gum and spicy aromas with aniseed, cinnamon bark and herbs. The flavors spread well in the mouth and are interwoven, and there is an interplay of spice and sweetness that makes this whisky tasty without becoming superficial. The taste of the Parliament also emphasizes that it is a whisky for the holidays, when finer aromas are desired. Christmas flavors with honey gingerbread and speculoos are also present.
    • Finish
      Even if the sip has long since disappeared through the gullet, there is still a pleasant hint of sherry in the mouth, which sticks to the palate with good wood and fine spice.

      Revival, Allardice and Parliament were the triumvirate of outstanding whiskys - and you could afford them, open them and enjoy them. The Parliament is the holiday whisky that is finer, more elegant and more profound than the other two. The Alladice is spicier and nuttier, but lacks the elegance of the Parliament. This is just a great whisky and unfortunately you have to shed a tear for it. With Billy Walker Glendronach had a short, magnificent bloom. Brown Forman will be successful and will certainly reposition the distillery in a highly profitable manner. But the charm and magic are gone. It's another overpriced brand of leveled whiskys. Three or four more drams – then the bottle will be empty and the dream will be over for the time being. What a pity.

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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