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Glendronach 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.35/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dumpy - Teacher's
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
43 Vol. %
Bottled for
imported by Ruffino Pontassieve Florenz
Added on
11 Apr 2009 4:18 pm

Average value

€ 362,37

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56 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.35 points

  1. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I was extremely positively surprised, I would not have expected so. A stark contrast to today's bottlings and I think with much more finesse. Sweet, fruity, balanced - beautiful! Only the slightly chemical touch on the palate prevents even better grading.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Krasser contrast to the bottlings of recent years. Intense lemon notes, green Haribo apple rings, light grape juice and some peat smoke. It all goes really well together, a wonderfully fruity and sweet aroma that gives the slight smoke a pleasant variety and depth.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet and again with really impressive intense fruit notes. The apple rings are still there, but unfortunately have a minimal artificial aftertaste. Honey, grapes, of course, the smoke - all there. Everything was very mild and pleasing.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, sweet, with subtle spiciness and a light smoke. The chemical note is now gone, it remains a slightly dry, slightly tart mouthfeel. The "old bottle flavor" comes here again to the best advantage.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N- Opened up with vegetal, new paints, candy shop and solvent notes, underlay with dried fruit jars and nut oiliness. Followed by notable grilled pineapple and starfruit, along charred wood, Get savoury overtimes with smoked ham, egg-y and porridge, coated with distant bonfire. Breezy, mellow but pleasantly complex.

    P- Sadly, a drop of strength here, surely no longer still a 43% after almost 40+ years sleeping in the bottle. Still, some goodies are left behind, nutmegs upfront with delicate new leather, earthy oriented with more grilled tropical fruits undertone.

    F- Medium long, much tired liquid with slow strolling pace. Fat and oily, some white wine notes of Chablis, left with layer of dusty wood shaves on palate with vanilla on retro-breath. Should be good at optimum condition, but off balance as the strength have dropped.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Snerik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Extremely fun! And really nice on the top of that! 
    • Nose
      Strawberry jam (!), jelly, candied vanilla, tropical fruits. A nose that really pushes the limit. Very fun and to simplify it: this nose provides a very sweet sensation.  
    • Taste
      Very sweet, and the same notes are coming again. Especially the strawberry jam.
    • Finish
      Finish is long, sweet. Strawberries, tropical fruits like papaya and passion fruit (candy, not that acidic). 

  6. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is an old style Glendronach. Very nice and delicate with lots of fruitiness and a beautiful touch of smoke and peat. A big one - rather unusual compared to the distillery bottlings nowadays. Quite an impressive experience!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Very fruity start on the nose with pear, pineapple, quince, citrus, pink grapefruit and lots of gooseberry, along with a delicate touch of vanilla. There's also a certain earthy tone coming through, mouldering wood, complemented by a slight smokiness. Very impressive and fascinating.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy on the palate with delicate ripe yellow fruit, such as quince, pear and gooseberry, complemented by sticky tones of plum marmalade and dark honey. There's an immediate overlay with warm and intense spice, cinnamon and pepper, before plum marmalade and ripe red apples complemented by a touch of smoke takes over. A beautiful interplay of the various aromas.
    • Finish
      A long, sweet and warm finish. Spice, fruit with a touch of smoke and peatiness in the end. Delicious.

      WITH WATER: There's more freshness on the nose, with lots of fruit, creamy sweetness and prickling spice (cracked black pepper and cinnamon) on the palate. The finish is long, still warm with this certain touch of peat and smoke.

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/glendronach-12y-green-dumpy-bottle-ruffino-import-glenglassaugh-12y-fine-highland-malt-27522/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: Lots of citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit, some orange and gooseberries. With vanilla, slightly malted smoke and fragrant grass after a summer rain. Really tasty!
    Taste: A fiery, fruity body! Creamy-fruity berries and plums, vanilla, honey, spicy notes with smoke and some peat.
    Finish: Long and smoky, dried fruit with vanilla flavors, slightly tart with fine oakwood structure.
    Comment: A really good old Glendronach!
    90 points (nose: 91 / taste: 89 / finish: 90)

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    distilled 1964 - great year

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