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Glendronach 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
69
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

€ 402.63

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69 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Kensay did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It makes no sense to give ratings and describe impressions; too much has been lost over the years of storage

  3. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Light, may be a little too airy.
    But simple and no note that ruin everything.

    Tasted from a bottle a very different little hair.
    750mL & 43 ° GL
    • Nose
      Apple, pear, dust, old book, quince, vanilla. A little wood, chocolate powder.
      A bit light.
    • Taste
      In the mouth we have especially obe, dust the old book, a little diesel.
      Apple, pear and quince always.
      Pretty watery and light, too.
    • Finish
      Short final on the dust, the metal of the obe.

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Joa, rather disappointing, they're definitely producing more bodily stuff than back then, but it was definitely interesting and drinkable.
    • Nose
      Dusty oldschool, apple rings, orange oil, fennel, old pages in between, a bit filigree in the body, herbal honey, banana chips, toffee, gets sweeter with vanilla
    • Taste
      Savory with herbal notes, orange peel, bitter substances, leaves, old pages, malt, oak, clove, nutmeg, dried apple slices
    • Finish
      Becomes mineral here, foliage, pebbles, book pages, fennel, short to medium long

  6. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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). 

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