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Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

Overall rating 1642 votes 87.44
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2009 9:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

178 × in wishlist

Member rates

6549 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

159 Notes

Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Bart&Claudia Tasting note
25 May 2017 10:48 pm
Bart&Claudia gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Overripe grapes going on raisins, woodsap, almonds, stewed pears, pralines, wet leather jacket. 

Taste

Herbs allover, spiced biscuits and almond paste, toasted nuts (almonds, walnuts and pecan), dried fruits, leather, lovely oak, white wine accidity, mold.  

Finish

Bitter at first with loads of pepper, lingering accidity and sweet spices. The pralines are back but much darker now. Keeps changing, unrelenting. 

Comments

Oily, full, great texture. 15 years, yeah right ;) One of those drams I wish would've never changed. 

Dottore
Member Senior Dottore Tasting note
16 May 2017 7:30 pm
Dottore gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Zu Beginn erschlagen einen süße vergorene Trauben, fast wie ein alter Madeirawein. Dahinter eine leichte Frische, Mentholbonbons. Sonnengereifte Orangen. Süße Teigwaren in einer Konditorei. Tolles Aroma, wie ein Urlaub auf der iberischen Halbinsel

Taste

Honigsüß zu Beginn, die Orangen bleiben. Vanille kommt durch. Tanninen. Wunderbare Sherrynoten von Dunklen Früchten. Zum Ende Hin würzig und bitterer werdend. Walnusskuchen.

Finish

Mittellang, wärmend. Kaffeenoten. Die Würze bleibt im Mund. Leicht pfefferig.

Comments

Richtig schönes Teil, für mich fast besser als der Allardice. 88 Punkte

Slàinte_Mhath
Expert Senior Slàinte_Mhath Review note
12 May 2017 5:18 pm
Slàinte_Mhath gave this whisky 91 points

If you are on a malt treasure hunt, watch out for the word 'discontinued'. GlenDronach 15 was easily the best whisky of the distillery's core range. The nose is overwhelmingly complex with balsamic vinegar, overripe berries, raisins, maraschino cherries and a touch of mint. A rich and powerful sherry arrival underscores the caliber of the casks used in maturation. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cinnamon and walnuts mingle with dried fruits, herbs and tannins. Substantial, savory and pleasantly spicy in the finish, this bottling is a real beauty of a Single Malt!

RATING: 4.5/5.0 91 pts   ·SUPERB·

Weighted Rate
90.5
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
84
Presentation
91
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
stefsel111
Expert Senior stefsel111 Review note
07 May 2017 8:41 am
stefsel111 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
86
Vincent Neve
Member Junior Vincent Neve Note
26 Apr 2017 11:52 pm

Absolutely briliant whisky, I was lucky enough to secure a couple of bottles when they were still very affordable. Love the nose with deep smell of sultanas, chocolate and some sulphur and acidity. Delivers in the sherried taste department with quite a long and spicy finish. 

Arquebus
Expert Junior Arquebus Note
26 Mar 2017 10:55 am
Arquebus gave this whisky 88 points

My bottle was bought and opened on 9th November 2014 (Jones’). Rich, well aged fruitcake, sherry, walnuts  and savoury notes in abundance, Opens beautifully, well defined and articulated structure. Classic dryish/ bitter finish. A 'Sherry Bomber's must try whisky - this one is elegant and engaging.

The smell of the bottom of the glass the following day is glorious. Do not wash out your Glen Cairn! - Rinse it with a less convincing whisky!...
lukeboone
Expert Junior lukeboone Review note
12 Mar 2017 9:01 am
lukeboone gave this whisky 86 points

preferred the 18 allardice over the revival. 

Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
87
Sherrybomber
Member Senior Sherrybomber Review note
24 Feb 2017 6:52 am
Sherrybomber gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.7
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
94
Price
94
Presentation
91
uap304
Member Senior uap304 Tasting note
13 Feb 2017 1:06 am
uap304 gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Apple, spice, caramel, maple syrup, toffee. Very prominent sherry oak, but somehow also vanilla and something of a bourbon-y note.

Taste

Hefty molasses mouthfeel. More apple and oak. Obvious sherry, but less so than on the nose. Richly sweet and juicy, turning to spice and pepper.

Finish

Long. So long. Complex. Succulent fruits turning malty and nutty. With late wafts of tobacco and ash.

Comments

It seemed mostly solid-standard at the time, and now it's a modern legend. The sherry is just so wonderful, not cloying or overdone as in so many other malts. Will it be different when it returns? How much of this was actually older than 15 years old? I'm stocking up now.

André
Connoisseur André Tasting note
09 Feb 2017 12:57 am
André gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Volle neus met sherry, zeer de moeite waard voor een standaard-dram die niet op vatsterkte zit. 

Taste

De smaak is verrassend scherp, maar wel met een mooie volle ronding. 

Finish

De finish is precies wat ie moet zijn. 

Comments

een basis product om trots op te zijn. 

André

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