Glendronach 1968

Overall rating
93.98/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB78379
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 13
Vintage
24.09.1968
Bottled
01.2016
Stated Age
47 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
5837
Number of bottles
301
Strength
45.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 feb 2016 3:35 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 12377.82

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61 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1968

15 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.98 points.

  1. Proneor scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: nutmeg, prunes, dates. Then black coffee, lavender, blackcurrant and a little camphor.
    Taste: a lot of raisins, prunes, dates, ripe plums. Bright: clove, dark chocolate, cinnamon. A little nutmeg and coriander.
    Finish: very bright, powerful, spicy, long. Lots of spices, dark chocolate, dried fruits, dates. Oak just right, not retanned. The finish is very balanced and complex. Amazing warm and rich whisky.

  2. rdfzlyt scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    I would say this could be one of the best Glendronach old age during Billy Walker time, 47 yo, distilled in 1968, which a lot of whisky lovers probably haven't been born, matured in PX sherry cask for 47-48 years, a significant art rather than just a dram, hardly see them now
    • Nose
      98 98
      intense, full bodied of dark treade, plums, herb
    • Taste
      97 97
      dark prunes, moilasses, orange bitter,
    • Finish
      98 98
      fruity, long last finishing, imagine

  3. Mirka666 scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    nectar of the gods ... I didn't drink anything better ... Everything in its place ... Just the taste
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      96 96

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Muted, dark chocolates, old leather, nutmeg, soy suace, a different kind compared to 71's or 72's. Not much bright fruitiness, seaweeds and perhaps some smoke?
    • Taste
      Rich and fruity, more prunes, dark grapes, figs. Mixed with ink, old leather, old newspaper, not bitter at all. The palate is rather mellow and flat, slightly disappointing despite no flaws.
    • Finish
      Old style sherry, Chinese dates, mints and honey, long and satisfing.

  5. JCTang scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Glendronach 1968 47YO, cask # 5837, 45.9%. Color: dark amber; smell: waves of red fruit jam (strawberries, figs) and spices such as nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, old leather and old bookcases; longer there are some touches of fresh citrus, and raisins, Prunes and so on. The overall smell is not very active, but it is still very pleasant. 94 points; tasting: very powerful taste, the symphony composed of spice (with a touch of wood and tannin) and dried fruit may substitute for each other to occupy a dominant position. Later, the sweet and sour citrus comes out, which is very beautiful. But not very complicated, 92 points; aftertaste: long, slightly sour, dry prunes, slightly woody, 92 points; maybe 1-2 points are given to feelings or historical points. 20220109

  6. Sammy68 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    I was lucky enough to taste this gem of whisky at a special tasting last year and I have to say, the best I've tasted so far. Nose: thick syrup, dates, orange, buttercream cake, chocolate.
    Taste: Very intense and powerful with a mega finish. Dark dried fruits, raisins. Some cocoa comes through too. Also some blackberries, oranges and mandarins and mango afterwards.
    Finish: Mega long, oily sweet, somewhat woody, dark fruits, cherry and orange peel.
    And then something else about the ratings. Yes, it's pathetic when some rate it high just to push the whisky. But don't think it's fair to rate such a whisky, which you should be treated with awe, with less than 90 points. I also don't rate an extremely peaty whisky low as it just doesn't suit my taste.
    I think 86 points are completely inappropriate!

  7. Fhaumnuaypol scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Nose: Dates, oranges, pears. Marple syrup. Light smoke. Warm chocolate. Camphor too.
    Taste: Quite spicy, intense and powerful. Lots of dark dried fruits, raisins, dates. Slightly tannic, but the wood is rather soft and quite balanced. A bit of cocoa. Then blackberries, oranges and tangerines, sweet mellow mango.
    Finish: Very long, oily, sweet, slightly woody and tannic, dark fruits, cherry and orange zest. Some dark chocolate and honey soaked cherry liquer.

  8. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 04-2020 €3625 + 10%

  9. goodspell scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Blind Tasting: 86 pts.

  10. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    SCOTCH WHISKY AUCTIONS 1-2018 GBP 3.600

  11. rscmb17943 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Source: Whisky Experts

    Batch # 12 of Glendronach's single cask bottlings was released in September of last year, now they're back in batch # 13,
    which has just been announced in an official press release.
    Batch # 13 also features the oldest ever Glendronach, a 1968 single casket 47 years old.
    Color : Dark oak with purple markings.
    Nose: Intense notes of dark syrup, pickled plums and thick plum jam, with light spicy notes and gossamer cigar smoke.
    Palate: Strong sherry character, dark plums and molasses, bitter oranges and strong espresso, with notes of eucalyptus and pine needles.

  12. mgr4550 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glendronach 47 Year Old 1968 Vintage Batch 13 Highland single malt Scotch whisky. PX Sherry Hogshead #5837 bottled January 2016. Nose: Intense, full bodied aromas of dark treacle, sour plums and rich prune syrup combine with fragrant herbal notes and faint cigar smoke.

    Palate: An impactful sherried character with dark prunes and molasses. A torrent of vibrant orange bitters and dark espresso holds intriguing hints of eucalyptus and pine needles.

  13. VicLin did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Despite this whisky has been rated 95.52 by 23 members, I doubt any of these bottles has been opened. If you ask me, it's pathetic if a whisky is highly rated just because some people want a bottle in their collections more valuable.

  14. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 13 contains the following 9 bottles:

    1968 cask 5837
    1991 cask 2361
    1992 cask 76
    1993 cask 40
    1994 cask 3274
    1995 cask 3047
    2002 cask 4651
    2003 cask 930
    2004 cask 5521 

  15. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottler's Note:

    Color: Dark oak with rich crimson red on the edges.

    Aroma: Intense, full body aromas of dark fruit syrup, sour plums and rich prune syrup combine with aromatic herbal notes and faint cigar smoke.

    Taste: A pertinent sherry character laden with dark prunes and molasses. A torrent of vibrant orange bitters and dark espresso contains impressive hints of eucalytus and pine needles.

  16. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com
    04-2016 £2.750,00

  17. Bretorianer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Official/Producer tasting note:

    nose: intense,
    full bodied aromas of dark treacle, sour plums and rich prune syrup
    combine with fragrant herbal notes and faint cigar smoke.

    palate:
    an impactful sherried character laden with dark prunes and molasses. A
    torrent of vibrant orange bitters and dark espresso holds intriguing
    hints of eucalyptus and pine needles.

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