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Glendronach 15-year-old Revival

Overall rating
87.52/100
votes
1804
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

169 × in wishlist

Member rates

7089 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

167 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator 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)
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. 

dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Review note
23 Dec 2017 2:21 am
dRambo gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
My Collection
SilentBeing
Member Senior SilentBeing Tasting note
27 Nov 2017 5:41 pm
SilentBeing gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Mahogany
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.

Comments

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.

stoigniew
Member Senior stoigniew Tasting note
06 Nov 2017 10:47 pm
stoigniew gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Russetmuscat
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

Comments

Elegant 15-years old sherried whisky.


86 / 100

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valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
26 Oct 2017 1:44 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
87
Price
80
Presentation
80
DavidH.
Expert Junior DavidH. Review note
08 Oct 2017 1:53 pm
DavidH. gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
90
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
04 Oct 2017 7:18 am
Calmar gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Фруктово-винный, ягодное варенье, сухофрукты, изюм, много изюма, курага, чернослив, яблочное повидло, ириски, сливки, лёгкие столярно-лаковые нотки - многогранный, насыщенный, плотный - очень хорошо.

Taste
 Сладкий изюм, взрыв перца, горечь дуба, мощно и насыщенно, лимонные корки, сливочные ириски.


Finish
Продолжение вкуса - специи и дубовая горечь на фоне изюма и сухофруктов, корки грейпфрута, жжёный сахар, горький шоколад, лёгкая кислинка фруктового компота.


Comments

Браво Глендронах, крайне удачный молт, мощный и насыщенный во всех составляющих, единый, монолитный, прекрасный баланс, яркий характер, многогранный и глубокий, питкий, к тому же весьма недорогой. Отлично

dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Tasting note
07 Aug 2017 11:13 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

reife Kirschen, Himbeeren, Brombeeren, getrocknete Kirschen, Blaubeeren, Fleischbrühe, saure Trauben - eher Balsamico, Traubenkerne, Kaffee und Kakao, Zimt, Vanille, Minze, Tabakblätter, Leder 

Taste

cremig süß, fruchtig herbe voluminös dunkelfruchtige Säure, dickflüssig sirupartige Textur schokoladige Bitterkeit, Tabakblätter ölig dick, altes Ledersofa, Vanille, Minze

Finish
Comments
My Collection
jeoff
Member Senior jeoff Review note
02 Jul 2017 10:38 pm
jeoff gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
88

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