Glendronach 12-year-old Sherry

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Previ Import
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2015 8:33 pm

Average value

€ 450.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old Sherry

14 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. 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.

  4. 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      Quite effective despite the 43%, a little more withdrawn.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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very nice dram, very mature whisky for the 12 years and what a great body for this ABV... unbelievable and surprising at the same time :) Typical Glendronach Profile also...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    It's a perfectly balanced whisky - the sherry influence is kept just on the right level. Excellent!
    • Nose
      Rich, fresh, dried fruits, raisins, sherry, meaty, ham, old books - also little citrus and tropical fruits, toffee - Great!
    • Taste
      Superb wood notes combined with a perfectly reluctant sweetness, lots of dried fruits and ham notes, little bit of orange liquor, oily and smooth.
    • Finish
      Long and smooth, coffee and toffee notes, actually no bitterness at all

  10. goran scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Glendronach 12 yo (43%, OB for Previ Brescia, sherry casks, early-mid 1980’s)  Colour: coffee. Nose: very dry at first nosing but soon to get both very herbal (aromatic herbs) and animal. Quite some thyme and rosemary, lovage, balsamico and soy sauce (or even Japanese oyster sauce). Goes on with huge notes of oxtail, game, lots of fresh parsley… Truly amazing, I love it! No sweetness whatsoever, except for maybe Smyrna raisins and old armagnac. Beautiful.Mouth: oh yes, we’re in the same territories. Starts on unsugared coffee but also oxtail (not mixed, eh), soy sauce, salted liquorice, balsamic vinegar again, a little bitter caramel, bread crust… We do have a certain sweetness now (roasted nuts, pecans, fruitcake) but it’s still beautifully dry and meaty globally. Keeps going on with reduced beef sauce, gravy, notes of Madeira… A huge personality. Finish: maybe a tad short but superbly liquoricy, salty and coffeeish, with alos notes of kirsch and plum eau-de-vie. State of the art! 92 points (would have been even higher with a longer finish – and thanks, Luc!)


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