Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
25 Aug 2015 2:08 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 196.65

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241 × member ratings

302 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A warm nose, with endless waves of dark chocolate, coffee. Like being a liliputian at the foot of a chocolate fountain. Caramelized almonds, cashews. This nose is hypnotic. Perhaps the best nose I have ever had in a whisky. In the mouth, we find all these delicious aromas with a very nice integration of alcohol. I would not have enough of these 2 cl to be satisfied. This one will stay a long time in my memory.

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  2. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    a straightforward, well-matured GD single cask. The initial asking price was high, but in relation to the current batch releases, this is becoming better value by the month. Good tertiary profile as well, without too much of a sherry coating.
    • Nose
      this is unfiltered and undiluted Glendronach sherrybombness. Typical PX notes of heavy sweetness paired with tannic chocolate sauce, cinnamon and cocktail
      cherries. This release was actually not universally well-received – but it can’t be because of this nose. I suspect the 150€ price tag in middle 2015 had more to do with it. Herbal candy, waxy parchment, and polished leather add my general association of PX casks and salted caramel – with a dash of lime cordial!
    • Taste
      and juicy. Coats your tongue with oily goodness. All kinds of black forest fruit – blue berries and cake drenched in plum sauced – with brandy spilled all over it! Oh-so nice! No cask strength in sight to be honest.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Dark berries, dried fruit, some caramelized toffee, and sugared cappuccino.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    has delicious flavors and is good to drink
    I'm still looking for quality and think about:
    the alcohol note 
    the bourbon notes
    • Nose
      spicy rosy sherry
      some bitter herbs
      easily cucumber barrel
      the spicy sherry is pervaded with an adhesive note and vanilla the nose is relatively easy to knit
    • Taste
      Start pleasant
      Chocolate and glue
      Alcohol note on the tongue
      on the palate comes wood
      in short:
      Raisin chocolate with alcohol note and glue in the start
      the nose continues
    • Finish
      easy alcohol
      Chocolate, raisins (sherry)

  4. Kodos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    The first GD bottled for Whiskybase was a great one. This seconde one however, not so much.

    It needs time. A lot of time. Let it breath in your glass for at least 30 minutes or you will be very disappointed. After that it opens up and you can enjoy a decent GlenDronach.

    Of all the single cask GlenDronachs I've tasted, this one I enjoyed least. It's not bad if you wait for 30 minutes, but it never becomes very good...

    If you pour and drink the score would be 82. Wait 30 minutes and it gets a 86.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not grand, but not ugly either.
    • Nose
      The nose is very nice, on milk caramel, blood orange, raisins. The wood is discreet.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the alcohol is very well integrated, but the aromas lack power. We stay on a very classic sherry, full of raisins, old plum too.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long, without excessive bitterness.

  6. greg_0277 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Typical nose on dried fruits.
    On the palate, very dry, slightly sulfur.
    Slight woody bitterness on the finish which would have brought a bit of liveliness if the whole had been more delicious.
    No major major faults, but I still have a clear preference for olorosso cask.

  7. Loch Lochy scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Can not understand the high scores. He's just pretty one-dimensional and boring. In the taste too much wood, which covers everything else with its bitterness. You can drink it, but why?

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Lakerfield scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    There's a lot going on and although quite heavy on the savory notes, it keeps a very nice harmony. The sweeter notes are a little driven to the back due to this. I had a hard time believing this was matured in a Pedro Ximenez cask, as those are generally overly sweet. Good '95 although they aren't as loved.
    • Nose
      Nice balance between roasted and smoky aromas, dark fruits and malty goodness. This is remarkably similar to the 18yo Allardice but much more intense. The nose leans more towards Oloroso than Pedro Ximenez. Plums, raisins, orange zest, strawberry, pear, pineapple, dry sherry, dark chocolate, toffee, fudge, oak, vanilla, coffee, roasted hazelnuts, smoke, malt, old books, balsamic vinegar, ham, anise, chili pepper, a little sulphur and wet forest soil. Delicious and surprisingly harmonious.
    • Taste
      Creamy texture, and very easy to drink. I've had some 43%'ers that were a lot hotter. More of the nose and that's a good thing. Sweet bbq and soy sauce, sour milk, sticky sherry, walnuts, roasted coffeebeans, ginger, vanilla, dried apricot, plums, figs, apple cider, jaffa cakes, salty caramel, treacle, espresso, musty basement and some smoke. Superb.
    • Finish
      Long! Medium sweet, lovely dried fruits and quite malty. The savory notes have disappeared, wish I could have some of that in the finish. You can't have it all though.


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