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Glendronach 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.68/100
votes
368
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tawny Port Finish
Bottled
07.04.2011
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Tawny Port Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LD30384
Added on
10 Jan 2016 12:59 pm by GLEN MAUR

Average value

€ 133.71

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 15-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.68 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is incredibly sweet and fruity, the taste shows a strange spice note for me, the aftertaste is extremely creamy. All in all a delicious malt, sweetly fruity and mild, but in some places too mild and volume for me or a "decent" start. Tasty and tasty ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Reddish amber shines wonderfully silky in the Premium Snifter, minimally fermented fruits rise from the glass, bright grapes end sweetly on the nose. In the meantime, a multitude of oily "legs" adorn the glass wall, white chocolate mixes with sweet grapes and strawberries, raspberries and hints of creamy caramel are added. Sweet fruit notes dominate the nose, hazelnuts fall in creamy chocolate, vanilla and a hint of freshly peeled mandarins flatter the nose.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows smoothly and creamily through the mouth, nut chocolate and creamy toffee melt together, strawberries and raspberries come into their own again, wooden spiciness is released from the extremely sweet fruit note, a colorful pepper mixture sticks to the tongue. The second sip is just as mild, sweet and fruity at first, the next moment there is intense sharpness on the tongue and stimulates the flow of saliva. Dried spices and old herbs appear, hazelnuts and strawberries float creamy in white chocolate, toffee drips from the tongue. With an unusual flavor, taste and aftertaste become blurred.
    • Finish
      Creamy with a few flakes of butter rest hazelnuts and grapes on the palate, minimally spicy wood tones, spices and a hint of citrus fruit follow, the hazelnut aroma becomes more intense, the aftertaste is creamy.

  2. Batman84 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Color: Tawny Nose: Immediately after pouring some wine vinegar comes through, luckily this disappears immediately. Although no sherry cask Glendronach comes through well. A nice round fruit cocktail of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. A ripe, juicy apple is added. A bit of milk chocolate and a bit of coffee. Palate: gently and mildly it lays on the tongue, almost creamy. The fruit cocktail dominates. Also of the chocolate is still something. Resonance: Somewhere between short and medium long. The sweetness of the fruits remains. Conclusion: Nice, tasty everyday dram. Meanwhile, the second bottle I emptied. Buy more? No! The current prices do not match what this Glendronach brings with it.

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/glendronach-15-yo-tawny-port-finish-ob-ca-2010/

  4. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One thing in advance: It is an honest malt. Non-colored, decent alcohol content as a flavor carrier and not cool filtered. Actually everything that makes the heart of a whisky purist beat faster. Thanks to its "middle" age, the interplay between distillery character and barrel character can be very balanced. Anyone who has ever been to visit GD can very quickly determine the spice of the spirit when first smelling. Dark fruits, some dark chocolate and fine nuances of leather are clearly recognizable in this malt. Duchaus worth a pint, but it clearly differentiates itself from the typical sherry malts of this distillery.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Oldie61 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not quite as round as the 18-year-old successor, but sweet and fruity and not too much wood.
    • Nose
      My mother-in-law just smelled the glass and thought it was a port. I can confirm that ostensibly comes first to the typical Port wine, contrary, fruity and sweet with raspberry, overall very creamy with white chocolate, slightly nutty, like a nut milk ice, in addition to darker fruit in the background, such as prunes, very dark and almost spicy, slightly peppery, tingling in the nose
    • Taste
      directly sweet, creamy, but very liquid, very fruity, again raspberry, sweetened, white chocolate, slightly alcoholic, almonds, also here a bit spicy in the background, slightly woody, the drinking strength is quite pleasant and does not look watered down
    • Finish
      still very fruity and sweet, and here again some pepper, a tart touch comes to it, a little oak, woody, but subtle, the fruit predominates, lingers for a long time

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious!
    • Nose
      Alcohol, some pepper, orange, lime, port, grapes, brown sugar, salt?!?, More Port and dark fruits and cloves
    • Taste
      Orange, port, grapes, a sweetish note - honey ?, more port and dark fruits and something spicy so towards clove, with nutmeg, beautifully harmonious
    • Finish
      clear Portaromen, milk chocolate, mouth-filling, sweet dark fruit, black pepper, roasted walnuts

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I'm not the biggest fan, but I is a fine whisky. 
    • Nose
      Candied and fruity with a dash of fresh oranges and candied lemon. After a while dried red fruit appears, and even some soy. There's a spirity veil that subtracts a bit from what is otherwise a pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy with more than its fair share of black pepper. Also some horse radish. Somewhat syrupy with cherries and blackcurrants, as well as a small amount of treacle.
    • Finish
      Spicy with dried red fruits. Medium in length.

  10. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, the port is clearly visible. However, the mouthfeel makes a different experience, no sweetness, which one actually imagines as in a sherry finish. Somehow salty and not round, which continues in the finish. Bourbon 3rd Fill followed by a short port wine fish to tickle some more flavor? One does not know However, this malt can not suffice the revival and the others from the Corerange. The malt is not round and has rough edges, which gets cleaned even after repeated tasting. He lacks a bit of harmony but still an interesting experience if you want to explore the Brennreicharakter.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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