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Overall rating
83.95/100
votes
110
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ10970
Barcode
5060399682169
Bottled for
Professional Danish Whisky Retailers
Added on
27 Sep 2015 10:05 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 215,00

36 × in wishlist

110 × member ratings

507 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.95 points

  1. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Beautiful but subtle Oloroso sherry nose. Very nutty, some sour cherry and dark chocolate is also to be found. Alcohol is not felt after adequate service life. After a long time comes between the pleasant sweetness and something herbaceous-fruity or musty, which makes him in the nose schonmal very interesting and can look much older. I associate some roasted walnuts. You can tell in any case that it is a Glendronach, but unlike the 12 standard. The nose is for me before the normal 12er, I guess that the GlenDronach has not matured in a first-fill or at least not a very active barrel. But that's exactly what I find so interesting.

    Taste: Soft, no alcohol to feel. Taste is also less intense than the nose. Hardly sweet, rather the full load of roasted nuts and hardly any fruit but going into the tender bitterness. What I like but: Nice spicy with hints of old sherry. No sherry bomb, very discreet ... but somehow he likes me ... could still tolerate a tick more fucking despite 48%. Still, I find him better than his ratings suggest
    Conclusion: No totally complex drops and the nose is better than the taste. But what he has convinces me nonetheless.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This 12-year-old, only stored in Oloroso sherry barrels.
    In direct comparison to the "original" less cute and different, at a comparable level, definitely not better!
    Certainly due to the limitation now only available at hype prices!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      Nuts, raisins, dates, caramel, fine spices, coarse tobacco leaves;
    • Taste
      full of fruity nutty texture, plums, berries, nuts, sherry, spices, wood, creamy body; very harmonious;
    • Finish
      medium length, nutty creamy finish; very nutty aftertaste;

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I prefer the regular 12 YO Original to this one. With the note that my bottle of 12YO is from 2013 and thus at least 16 years old.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Cherry, almond, caramel and apple.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quite nutty. Raisin and a little fresh fig. Perhaps some baked banana. Somewhat soapy.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Almond, raisin, cherry, cocoa and caramel.

  4. Syleo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Less sweet and sherry-heavy than the regular 12er he seems to me in any case, instead more prominent but also slightly oily and sticky finish. Since the beginning of the tasting, I can not shake the impression that reminds me of the "Yoda" with its cedar and rather edgy character somehow more to a Glenfarclas than to a Glendronach. Surprising but not bad!
    • Nose
      85 85
      On the top of the caramel-colored 12-year-old, there is an intense sweetness of vanilla and toffee, including ripe fruit, especially pears, damp grass, some cedar wood and a slight reminder of a good rum pot as well as a dry red wine - as always possible is. In addition, but also a few dried rose petals, thyme and drought, all very slightly sulfurized.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is the red wine-like dryness at the top, the alcohol rises above the palate in the nose, before then here again the fruit makes its way, pears and apple peel and again the herbs and dried fruit to a slight bitterness ...
    • Finish
      80 80
      ... which runs out of a beautiful, almost oily-round finish.

  5. dr.mad scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet and a little hidden sherry notes. This is not a sherry bomb on the nose. But there is clearly a hint of raisins and chocolate underneath this delicacy.

    Taste:
    Sweet, chocolate, mars candy bar, then there is red fruit, even grape. After that it turns a bit sour-dry.

    Body:
    Medium, a little oily.

    Finish:
    Medium length. Quite tannic en woody. A bit sour and ry. Clearly sherry influenced, but a bit off.

    Price:
    Don't know, this was a given sample.

    Presentation:
    Don't know, this was a given sample.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Schmitzel did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Wonderful dram!
    • Nose
      Nice full spicy nose, some citrus / orange, honey sweet, little chocolate in the background.
    • Taste
      Wow, nice ripe taste! Creamy milk chocolate, little nutty, marmalade.
    • Finish
      Nice long finish, taste stays delicious.

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