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Glendronach 12-year-old Sherry

Overall rating
90.61/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB73109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Previ Import
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5010095564001
Market
it Italy
Added on
12 Oct 2015 8:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 450.00

29 × in wishlist

79 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Sherry

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.61 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    an "old" Glendro in 75 cl.
    • Nose
      sherry, but old sherry, and candied fruit
      strong wood
      soybean oil, mold
      intense and warm nose
    • Taste
      the soaked wood, spices to potentiate the scents
      sherry, ie fruits cooked, macerated and maderized, varied but very strong, raisin, tangerine, cooked orange and caramelized zest
      a little old leather and his dust sofa
      a little meaty in return, sublime
    • Finish
      medium to long with an alternation of woody and candied fruits !!

  2. Master Quill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Score is for a bottle from around 1985 (Import: Previ Brescia)

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Earthy, herbaceous (lovage and tobacco), nutty notes paired with dark blackberries
    • Taste
      92 92
      Good start, dark chocolate is now added to the impressions from the nose
    • Finish
      90 90
      unfortunately not particularly long, it is now a bit bitter, green tea and again more herbaceous and earthy aromas

  4. Leessang scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry, dark fruits, raisins, tobacco, liquorice, almond, orange, espresso, plums, figs, sweet spices, faultless

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Just opened another bottle and tasted again after many years - I think it is a bit more fruity than the last one but also little less sherried - most likely it will still develop with more air after the bottled has opened - the profile reminds me of some good old Springbanks - anyhow, currently it has reached almost the same rating like the last bottle (94). Great!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Lots of dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, raisins, also cooked oranges, wet tobacco, hints of vanilla, little Demerarar sugar, spices, little cinnamon, notes of sherry wood, whiffs of acacia honey, little toffee - excellent!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, little liquorice, subtle sweetness, more dried fruits, cigar tobacco, orange zest, spices, little ginger, pepper, some woody notes, little toffee - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, more spicy, zesty, hints of marmelade (yes, the little bitter one), little more woody

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in f2f with the 8yo bottle right.
    Very good but a bit too animal, drying.
    • Nose
      Camphor red fruit. Walnuts, gooseberry, oily leather.
      Strawberry. Tomato leaf.
    • Taste
      Walnuts, licorice, anise, noble wood. The medicinal is quite present. Smoked black tea (lapsang souchong), under wood.
    • Finish
      Sweet finish on leather, meat.

  8. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    If all Glendronach 12 years old today could look like this ...
    • Nose
      92 92
      Immediately sherry, large aromatic scale, on the leather, a slightly meaty side. Then come the cooked plum, the spices, and a lot of nuts. Trace of dark chocolate.
      Very greedy and well balanced.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Ultra easy, we could drink liters. Exceptional balance between sherry and exotic fruits: leather, white peach, cherry plum, passion fruit, mocha, dark chocolate, cooked plum, walnuts ... wow.
      The whole remains more elegant and the 43% are perfect.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Quite effective despite the 43%, a little more withdrawn. On mocha, nuts, spices ...

  9. RareMalt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The version i had was from 81/82 and had a darker red foil around the cork.

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Quite a powerful dram! It's one of those whiskies they can't make anymore, as these high quality casks are not available anymore (or if they are, there are extremely rare...). 
    • Nose
      Very intense! Wax, a little bit of caramel fudge, very sweet and syrup-y. Dates, dark cherry, prune but also leather, stock (maggi), sulphur sticks, dark chocolate, wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Very syrup-y and intense again, but with a pleasant spiciness that makes me think of ras el hanout. Futher: rancio, Dutch appelstroop, prunes, cherries, tobacco, milk chocolate, leather and cinnamon. It's this superb whisky coming from the good old sherry butts/puncheons. 
    • Finish
      Long and spicy, with a pleasant combination of sweet and sour. Various dried fruits, appelstroop, pepper, leather and tobacco.

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