- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points
- Malthead 83 points
- Delicious, but not competitive, if you consider the competition from your own home. 83 points.
Sweet dates, vanilla and caramel. Discreet sherry character, subtle nuts. Oak is seasoning with gradually.
Full, almost a bit tingling. Sweet wood. Malt. Dark chocolate.
Medium long, fruity and sweet. Chocolate.
- 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.
- 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
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
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 %
Oak, tobacco, leather, malt, cocoa, herb sweet, quite spicy dry for 43%
- 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
-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.