Glendronach 19-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Madeira Cask Finish
Stated Age
19 years old
Madeira Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Nov 2015 10:13 am by Nilles

Average value

€ 190.98

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 19-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    After starting problems, he is really good. 81 points.
    • Nose
      First of all, not much. Too bad. Oak comes out. Leather. After a few moments, fruit will be added. Bitter oranges, banana, brittle. Now it's getting slow. Only after a while does a sweetish wine note slip through, followed by spicy malt flavors, which become more intense after inclusion of the palate.
    • Taste
      Nutty, now there are sherry typical hints. Peach. Tobacco joins and fights against a pleasant sweetness in the Nachschmecken. The second sip is sweeter and more fruity. The oak is here, now clearly tamed.
    • Finish
      Long with clearly spicy oak.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good dram but with a contribution of Madeira limited and lacking a bit of originality. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1256
    • Nose
      Sweet, the finish in Madeira cask is not very sensitive. Very nice nevertheless, already mellow!
    • Taste
      Soft and ultra fluffy, fluid texture. A hint of alcohol?
    • Finish

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Summer in your Glass

    After a regular maturation on European oak, this GlenDronach got a finish on Madeire hogsheads. If you know that GlenDronach went silent in 1995 and only re-opened in 2004, then you realize that this is in fact old stocks and thus from the era prior to Billy Walker’s stewardship. That Walker era has also recently come to an end as GlenDronach, together with BenRiach and Glenglassaugh, were sold to the American drinks giant Brown-Forman in April 2016. But I digress…

    Wonderfully sweet nose on all kinds of fruit, both European and tropical. Think apples, lemon, oranges, gooseberry, raisin, apricots… I could go on. The whole is surprisingly fresh, but also a tad creamy. Touch of caramel, vanilla, toffee. After a few moment, the spices emerge: pepper, hint of curry and woodspice. There is even some yeast in this nose. Sweet, surely, but it works like a charm.

    It is nicely round and fruity, but less sweet than I expected. Nicely oily, though. The oak speak much louder than on the nose. All the fruit from the nose reappears (citrus in the lead), supported by nutmeg, pepper, ginger and something bitter like the pith of a grape. Chocolate? Nice drinking strength, by the way.

    The finish is wonderfully long in which the oak leaves enough room for the fruit to keep it sweet until its death. But once it is gone, your mouth is left dry.

    Summer in your glass. It will set you back around 170 EUR.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Extremely fruity, immediately a little vanilla. Now comes a certain spice, cloves, wine corks, almost a little marzipan. A first sip convinced, strong, fruity onset, a little dry, not very soft and round. Long, rather spicy finish, but also a light burn. All in all pretty good, but not great.

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Comments and Tasting Notes by GlenDronach;

    The GlenDronach 19 years old Madeira Finish was initially matured in European oak casks and thereafter finished it's maturation in a very small batch of Madeira hogsheads, giving the final whisky its own range of unique flavours and aromas.

    Tasting Notes;

    Expression: 19 years old Madeira Finish
    Appearance: Antique gold.

    Crisp apple and pear sweeten to apricot syrup and ripe gooseberry. A citrus twist and a touch of black pepper add a warm, contrasting depth to the ever-evolving nose.

    Cinnamon-dusted tarte Tatin and notes of green apple skin balanced with the clean, crisp warmth of stem ginger and candied peel. Rich stewed barley lingers on the palate, adding a traditional character to the long succulent finish.

    A delightful contrast of ripe summer fruits and vibrant warm spices perfectly complements the robust depth of the traditional Highland style.

  6. Ainulindale scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Interesting dram as the tropical/kiwiness of it was interestingly complemented by what I identify as the madeira finish (sweet, syrupy, cocoa)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very refreshing nose, all on vanilla, quite sweet as well as kiwi, apricot marmelade and apples cooked in butter. Small background of caramel with a hint of oak
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate, it first attacks on spices like ginger and cinnamon on a background of caramel. The kiwi with its acidity comes in the middle. It finishes on dark cocoa.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is very low profile yet quite long and sweet and terminates on a very chocolatey note.

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Certainly a good malt! I had expected a bit more for the price and the age!
    Maybe you should stay with "Sherry Cask Malts" ...

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      86 86
      fully fruity (plums, grapes, berries), sweet;
    • Taste
      86 86
      strong fruity onset, plums, spices, lots of volume but a bit out of round;
    • Finish
      85 85
      mid-length spicy finish; Sweet marzipan, a "after-burn".

  10. PX-Michl scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79


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