Glendronach 1995

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Bottling - Miniature
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks Finish
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Bottled for
Added on
27 Jun 2015 2:46 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 11,90

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47 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Andreas W. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Bullionstattsuppe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Malthead 83 points

  4. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, but not competitive, if you consider the competition from your own home. 83 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet dates, vanilla and caramel. Discreet sherry character, subtle nuts. Oak is seasoning with gradually.
    • Taste
      Full, almost a bit tingling. Sweet wood. Malt. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity and sweet. Chocolate.

  5. Ra_Di scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very sweet flavors, unlike what I would expect from 1995, but it's also "just" a PX finish. Vanilla, burned caramel, cotton candy, sweet pastries, a lot of marzipan, milk chocolate and slightly sulfur in the form of New Year's fireworks. Sweet red grapes and apples, raisins, a little mustache, cinnamon and a little nutmeg. In general, the drop but with less typical old sherry flavors stocked than you would expect. The nose reminds me of single Casks from the 2000s. With long life, the drop becomes spicier and lovage is in any case to identify.
    Taste: Decently spicy with pleasant tingles, sweet but not as over-eating as in the nose. Roasting aromas fill me up scary and even the entrance does not look like 43%. Tobacco old leather couch are also back from the lot, but not really on the finish. I also find a lot of cocoa, chocolate, caramel, some prunes and raisins. The vintage on the palate comes much more to the fore and the initial taste is probably the highlight of the drop for me. The finish fades but incredibly fast and is characterized by light vanilla, some roasted walnuts and 70% dark chocolate, slightly nutmeg and mint. However, I miss a finish with espresso flavors, leather / tobacco associations. This might perhaps be the "only finish" to mention. Overall, he lacks a crucial component for a very good rating. Conclusion: Not a bad malt, the barrel influence is already there, but you notice the finish already. The initial taste has come off a lot, but the finish has not equaled increased and yet turns out to be relatively weak. Possibly 46% vol. still a better option. Moreover, a 5cl miniature compared to the Parliament, which costs the same amount, is just too expensive.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Blind, I would never tap on a Glendronach - sweet herbaceous malt - reminds me more of an Edradour 10 with a little less herbs - both the taste, smell and quality - I do not find red fruit atypical - I think it pleases - but also uninspired - you can drink, but you do not have to
    • Nose
      Honey, apple and pear compote with cinnamon and a hint of cloves, tobacco with menthol, vanilla, raisins, plum jam, malt, lemon peel and citrus oil, some leather belt
    • Taste
      Honey sweet, supple, slightly nutty, some ginger, mint, malty with light toasted notes, warming, herbaceous-plant oak notes. Chocolate with a lot of cocoa - you have to chew a bit to find the tender sherry notes, plum dates, sulfurized raisins - rather subtle, restrained - this is where the age can best be recognized - because I take the alcohol quite well although only 43 %
    • Finish
      Oak, tobacco, leather, malt, cocoa, herb sweet, quite spicy dry for 43%

  9. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A pretty nice dram, of course absolutely overpriced and not to be compared to the single casks of Glendronach. But directly matched vs the standards like Allardice or Parliament it proves its worth quite well. However less wood, which might be nice for some tasters as myself.

    Nose: Plums, cinnamon, baked apples.
    Mouth: Sweet sherry, barely wooden influence, again plum, overripe cherry, hints of medium-dark chocolate.
    Finish: Rather short. Tiny bit of cask which results in a minimal bitterness.

    I would buy a bottle of this with 46% for 60€. I had 3 samples all in all and found them okay for some time. 85/100

  10. KOQ24 scored this whisky 49 points Member Senior

    -spicy,Caramel, cold Tea,Grapes, overripe Apples, nutty, Ginger, Cinnamon, Menthol, Ash, Cognac, Oak, Leather

    -strong Coffee arrival, Cereals, Caramel, Grapes, Chocolate, Syrup, Peanuts, Coconut, Smoke, wet Cardboard, watered down Wine

    -soft and dry and overly bitter

    Oxygen is absolute Poison for this.
    Freshly bottled this was good, but nothing remarkable.
    With Oxidization, this turned into a watery, bitter Mess.
    Very unstable Malt, unusual for Glendronach.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      20 20


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