Glendronach 19-year-old

Overall rating
87.74/100
votes
251
Whiskybase ID
WB74151
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Madeira Cask Finish
Bottled
23.09.2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Madeira Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
3111
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ10965
Barcode
5060399681933
Added on
08 nov 2015 10:13 am by Nilles
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 536.09

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251 × member ratings

726 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 19-year-old

42 users have left 43 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.74 points.

  1. BehindSpace scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Cipidos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Quite a pleasant Glendronach with a nice madeira sweetness.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits, chocolate, vanilla, honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits, chocolate, some tobacco, madeira malt sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Fruits with chocolate and some wine notes.

  4. Tordeaux scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      heather, strawberries, vanilla, caramel, peach, wood, grape skins, red apple, currants
    • Taste
      milk chocolate, butter, ginger, cocoa, peach, cherries, cinnamon, brown sugar, strawberries, hops

  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 Senior

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

  11. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Glendronach, but only a few Madeira notes without water.
    • Nose
      Lots of fruits, honey, citruses, vanilla, milk chocolate and raisin.
    • Taste
      Oily. Spicy oak, malt, waxy fruits, acidic citruses, tobacco and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  12. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. 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.

  14. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. 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
      Consistent.

  17. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I really like it !!! Price is unacceptably too high, but otherwise great.
    • Nose
      First limes and white chocolate, then caramel, vanilla, nut, milk chocolate, then sweet fruits, peaches, apple, apricots
    • Taste
      some acid then sweetness, again limes, chocolate, spicy oak
    • Finish
      long, milk chocolate, nutty, apple

  18. gerardsmike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  19. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Custard with peach. Red apples, forest honey and some candle wax. Dry light wood. A hint of eucalyptus and sage.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, slightly oily at first. Overripe pears, hazelnut, dark chocolate, oak tannins. Medium long, dry.

  20. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  22. 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.

  23. Bosi scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    This filling had me a bit disappointed. Especially the bitter finish spoiled my enjoyment. Not a bad whisky, but I expect more from Glendronach.
    • Nose
      The nose clearly shows the Madeira finish. Brown sugar and caramel combine with banana, peach and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Again, the sweetness of the finish dominates. Cherry and caramel are replaced by vanilla and cardamom, above all hovering a slight touch of wood.
    • Finish
      In the finish the wood note becomes more and more dominant, even bitter towards the end. In addition to notes of oak allspice and fudge remain.

  24. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pure summer whisky, the pepper is a nice contrast to the summery fruit, but somehow too unbalanced.
    • Nose
      Dry white wine, sweetness, vanilla, pineapple, chalk, exotic, grass, green apple
    • Taste
      More spicy than expected, white pepper and oak, but somehow light, with lychees, white grapes, apricot, sweet & sour, pineapple, grass again
    • Finish
      Medium long, some pepper & exoticism left behind, altogether a light finish

  25. 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.

  26. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A wonderful summer whisky - fruity, sweet and wonderfully balanced.

    Points: 88/100
    • Nose
      An intense sweetness shoots you in the nose, plus a whole potpourri of light fruits. Beautiful citrus note, green apple, to exotic pineapple. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, looks ripe and round the number.
    • Taste
      Very gentle start, the sweetness is by far not as intense as in the nose. It becomes noticeably spicier, the fruit notes stand out and a clear hint of vanilla is heard. Now the oak comes through a bit, with a bit of white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium long, wonderfully round and now also with the Dronach - typical orange note. In addition, a heavenly honey note in the finish.

  28. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rather pleasant expression, although not exactly what we are used to from the distillery.
    • Nose
      Notes of dry white wine dominate here, obviously. It's a combination of earthiness with yeast and chalk and the more common Glendronach notes with caramel, vanilla and a touch of exotic fruits.
    • Taste
      Very nicely rounded. Quite fruity with the same exotic fruits from the nose and tons of white sugar. A rather similar profile to the 14 Virgin Oak compared side by side, although this one is a bit sweeter.
    • Finish
      Delicate sweetness of sugar and honey, some notes of pepper emerge later. Quite long.

  29. Bram84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  30. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasty.
    • Nose
      Iced cake. Vanilla. Heavy cream. Gooseberries. Well wooded white wine. Smoked salmon. Light wood spices. Green fruits, apples, juicy pears, kiwi. Some nice rich grapey notes. 
    • Taste
      Rich wood. Treated leather. Wine tannins. Chinese rock tea. Some dried kitchen herbs. More green fruits and some honey. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Vanilla cake. Dry wooded wine. Roasted pecans. Woodspice. 

  31. hfos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  32. Dramlicious scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The GlenDronach 19 Years Old Madeira Finish is the latest addition to the distillery’s wood finish series. It was initially matured in “European oak casks” and afterwards finished in “a very small batch of Madeira hogsheads”.

    Full Review:

    http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-76/

  33. PeterCr scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky with 46% a decent abv. as well.

    Still establishing my base-line but compared to the Aberlour A'bunadh #53 this is one is quite comparable but slightly milder and a nicer nose.

    Balance score = 23

    Total score = 88
    • Nose
      Powerfull nose. Leather (maybe some tiny bit of smoke even), oak, some spices and herbs, citrus, little bit of cherrie and banana

      Nose score = 23
    • Taste
      Sweet, big time raisins, some oak and vanilla

      Taste score = 21
    • Finish
      Medium-long, with some heat in the end. After the heat, caramel remains

      Finish score = 21

  34. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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

    A very well made whisky - simply stunning. Full, rich, and superbly
    balanced with a harmonious composition of ripe summer fruits and vibrant
    warm spices. A delightful malt, very aromatic with a robust depth.
    Improves even more with a splash of water. A malt to savour.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Initially sweet and fruity with ripe gooseberries, green apples,
      carambola and citrus. There's this delicate Madeira flavour,
      complemented by lingering toffee and fine butterscotch notes. With time,
      gentle spice arrive with oak, pepper and a whiff of cinnamon. Smooth,
      soft and very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Less sweet than the nose promises. But an extraordinary fruitiness with
      ripe gooseberries, apples, oranges and lemons mingles with delicate
      caramel, toffee and golden barley. This is well rounded with a slightly
      floral touch and warming spice of oak, caramelised ginger, cinnamon and
      black pepper. Fine wood notes and hazelnut tones linger towards the
      finish. A beautiful potpourri of aromas.
    • Finish
      A pleasantly long, sweet and nicely warm finish with sticky blossom
      honey and a prickling spicy edge. A touch of oranges and red berries
      with a subtle hint of bitter oak on the tail. Very smooth.

      WITH
      WATER: The fruit's getting fresher on the nose with delicate honey and
      vanilla. There's also more fruitiness on the palate, complemented by
      lots of sweet barley sugar, vanilla and toffee, with a vibrant and spicy
      touch. Water shortens a bit the finish with a gentle spiciness of oak
      and pepper, leaving sticky and sweet blossom honey on the tongue. Very
      delicate.

  37. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great whisky, which you have to give room to unfold in the mouth, otherwise he comes over to sour. If you give it the necessary space, it is really a nice taste experience.
    • Nose
      Sweet with mint and nut, also noticeable spicy notes of oak, mirabelle and apricot, if the nose had a color, then it would be yellow, including mixes over time milk chocolate and a touch of espresso
    • Taste
      Salty, then very sweet, nutty, again and again in interplay with a lot of salt, which also brings some dryness and slightly tingling, the yellow fruits are now fermented, slightly sour, then oak, nicely intense, but still easy to drink
    • Finish
      it remains the slightly sour of the fermented fruit, nutty, on the palate a little chocolate

  38. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  39. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow I was not expecting much as the last Limited Editions of several distilleries were quite disappointing to me. But no this Madeira Glendronach is a product with a lot of quality. I am very happy that I was able to get a bottle of this nice dram. This would be a perfect "daily" dram which is not working with the limited amount of bottles :-)
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fruity start with caramel, apple, lemon, peaches and oranges. Of course you also have the Madeira flavor in the nose. In the back I also have some oak and pepper!
    • Taste
      Oak is now more dominant in the mouth but this exceptional taste of fruits and caramel is creating a summer feeling in my mouth.  
    • Finish
      Long, longer, extra long finish. Due to the oak in the taste I was afraid of a bitter/wooden finish but NO. It is like a fruity liquor which is smoothly going down your throat. 

  40. 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.

    Nose
    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.

    Palate
    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.

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

  41. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    3111 bottles worldwide, 540 in the UK.

  42. Amsterdam scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Was available at a Belgium Whiskyfestival last weekend

  43. slimbomania did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    How can there be already two votes on a whisky that isnt even in stores now?

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