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Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

Overall rating
87.55/100
votes
1993
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088791677
Added on
26 Apr 2009 9:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 164.10

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

172 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.55 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 91 points Administrator

    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 stars ≙ 91 pts → SUPERB
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Bart&Claudia scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  3. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    a Glendro base with a remarkable ease of tasting, like a blend of home, less strong typicity, but a lot of global characters.
    • Nose
      fine sherry, sweet, grassy (hay and freshly cut herbs!), sweet spices, sweet and woody back with sweet caramel and maderized fruits, a little malty!
      then wet wood and fruits on black fruits, walls and dried.
    • Taste
      warmth in the mouth, wood, ripe fruits, spices, dark chocolate, with a remarkable sweetness of scents, less pronounced than batch, but very palatable.
      back grassy and dusty.at the fruit level, more on the candied tangerine.

  5. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Didn't disappoint, well up to my expectation! The very good balance of fruitiness and oak. Its a very well crafted sherry whisky with all the lovely dried fruits and without those modern sherry spiciness! The sweet old 15, the golden age of scotch whisky strikes again.
    • Nose
      Wow! Intense sherry notes, with dark fruits (prunes, raisins and blackberry). Some chocolate, tobacco, mint, and old dusty oak at the very end.
    • Taste
      SHERRY da-bomb! Oily, big and rick mouth-feel! Raisins, prunes, blackberry all present loud and clear from the first sip! Dark chocolate, some vanilla, little dustiness and most important the good old spice of older sherry whisky! 
    • Finish
      Medium long with dark chocolate and dark fruit sweetness.

  6. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Review from my blog:

    http://thewhiskyagents.com 

    An elegant sherried start on raisins, dried apricots, figs and dates. Also a nice touch of wood spice from a good cask. I find some shortbread and toffee as well, some menthol and a whiff of balsamic vinegar. The taste is sweet and gets drier after a bit, displays a wonderful consistency which is creamy and full. Here too the premium casks show how important they are, well integrated and supporting the distillate with cinnamon, cloves and the whole “Christmas cake” works. Wet leaves in autumn are to be found as well. It feels like a classic Whisky and this gets backed up by the lovely aftertaste of a traditional dunnage warehouse. No need to say this is one of my favourite Whiskies to date. Marvellous. The “Revival” has not been available since 2015 much to the regret of many a Whisky lover. But it was said to return in 2018. We’ll see how Brown-Forman feels about that;)
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. mosesumike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. SilentBeing scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    An exceptionally well balanced sherry intense whisky. If you prefer a regular sherry bomb you won’t go wrong with the Allardice, but the Revival is to me slightly more complex and interesting. A modern classic, no less.
    • Nose
      Distinct, complex and heavily sherried nose. Notes of dark chocolate, walnut and molasses with a little vanilla. Plenty of dark fruits; raisins, prunes and maraschino cherries. A hint of fermentation like balsamic vinegar in the back.
    • Taste
      Full and intense sherry flavour. The arrival is sweet, but not overly so, with notes of toffee, oranges, raisins, wallnuts and chocolate. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by notes of coffee and slightly sour cherries. Moderately spicy and slightly salty toward the finish with a hint of cinnamon and anise.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and mouthwatering. Spice, dark chocolate, cherries and oak. In the end a lingering sweetness with a hint of cherries.

  10. stoigniew scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Elegant 15-years old sherried whisky.

    86 / 100
    • Nose
      Strong sherry notes, raisins, wine, marmalade, gingerbread, dark grapes, baked apples, cinnamon and cloves at the end
    • Taste
      First impression is oak and sweet, baked apples, ripe melon, but after a while becomes dry and wine like, cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, a little tan, with notes of grapes, sherry

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