- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Dumpy - Teacher's
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- 43 Vol. %
- Bottled for
- imported by Ruffino Pontassieve Florenz
- Added on
- 11 Apr 2009 4:18 pm
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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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Extremely fun! And really nice on the top of that!
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.
Very sweet, and the same notes are coming again. Especially the strawberry jam.
Finish is long, sweet. Strawberries, tropical fruits like papaya and passion fruit (candy, not that acidic).
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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)
- distilled 1964 - great year