Glendronach 12-year-old Original

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Apr 2015 5:55 pm by bonsai75

Average value

€ 39.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Original

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    reminds me of young Macallan Speymalts by GM, i recognized a similar herbal note at some bottlings of Glenfarclas. Beautiful, substantial sherried malt, especially at the pricetag of 30-35€, I like that edgy appearence and the menthol, doesn't seem that "over-batched" like other 12 yo "standards". I think they used european casks only...
    • Nose
      present sweet and fruity sherry, herbs, menthol(!), dry european oak, pleasent, harmonic, wide range of aromas, dark caramel, light vanilla, cognac, despite 12 years of age still strong spirit, makes the nose even more interesting, a wee bit alcoholic, touch of honey, whiffs of old balsamic vinegar
    • Taste
      sherry-sweet arrival, fruity at the beginning, dries very quickly, even peppery, vanilla is thers, european oak gets stronger and stronger, winy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long, spices, quite dry, oak, a bit of that sherry, few herbs, almonds an honey

  3. irrerelevant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Reminds me in the nose of the Macallan Speymalts of GM, a similar herbal note I know of Glenfarclas. A really beautiful, substantial sherry malt, especially taking into account the price of 30-35 €, the corners and edges like me, especially the clear menthol note, does not look as "smooth-banged" as other "standard" 12er, seems to me throughout in Europe. Sherry casks to be matured
    • Nose
      clear, fruity-sweet sherry, herbs, menthol (!), dry European oak, pleasant, harmonious, a beautiful fullness of aromas, dark caramel, light vanilla, cognac, the Brennereicharakter is relatively clear despite the 12 years, light alcohol, subtle some honey sweetness , old balsamic
    • Taste
      Sweet sherry onset, initially fruity, then more dry, even peppery, vanilla is there, European oak is getting stronger, the mouthfeel is vinous
    • Finish
      long, spicy, fairly dry, oak, some sherry, some herbs, almonds and honey


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