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Glendronach The Hielan'

Overall rating
82.06/100
votes
419
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
19.05.2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060399681230
Added on
27 Feb 2016 12:53 pm by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.11

419 × member ratings

964 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

35 Notes

Bj0rnp1
Expert Senior Bj0rnp1 Review note
29 Jun 2018 11:40 am
Bj0rnp1 gave this whisky 73 points
15-12-2017:
Nose: honey, malty, vanilla, citric fruits
Taste: spices, vanilla
Finish: long and fruity
Weighted Rate
73.1
Nose
70
Initial taste
72
Body
74
Finish
75
Price
75
Presentation
74
Taste with your eyes, nose and tongue. Not with your wallet. My Collection
SimpleSample
Expert Junior SimpleSample Tasting note
07 Jun 2018 9:11 pm
SimpleSample gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Honigsüße ..kräuter...helle Früchte 

Taste

Fruchtig in richtung eistee...im Hintergrund etwas Schokolade mit leichter Würze...von Schluck zu Schluck süsser werdend

Finish

 Etwas tanine aber noch im Rahmen....süße kommt wieder

Comments

Ja passt für ein8er. Plv  passt

peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
11 May 2018 11:36 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
85
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Tasting note
11 May 2018 11:46 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

It's sweet and sherried. Without having a glass for direct comparrison I found it quite similar to the 12YO. 

Dark fruits, raisins and chocolate.


Taste

Typical Glendronach at the base.

Again sweet and sherried. Gentle spice, a little vanilla and basic but good wood notes.

Not too spicy, and not too spirity either for such a young sherry matured whisky.

Noticably lighter and simpler than the 12YO, more so on taste than smell.

Easy drinkable and likeable whisky. 


Finish

Could have been longer, shy of medium lenght.

But what's there is good.

Lightly drying sherry and chocolate flavours.


Comments

Definatly a bargain bottle, but I still think I would spend a £5'er more to get that little extra that the 12YO has to offer.


namnug
Member Senior namnug Tasting note
02 Mar 2018 3:35 am
namnug gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Bourbon vanilla and oak based. With a little hint of sherry (dried fruits)

Taste

Oily and thin body. With much spice. Butter and a bit salty

Finish

Short finishing without much change

Comments
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
07 Dec 2017 3:19 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 82 points

Highly enjoyable but a not that difficult sherried malt.

Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
82
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iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
09 Nov 2017 10:17 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
87
Presentation
87
Dimitri
Opeth83
Expert Senior Opeth83 Review note
09 Nov 2017 3:56 pm
Opeth83 gave this whisky 80 points

Simple malt, not bad but a little boring. The 12 has more sherry influence but also more batch variation. 

Weighted Rate
80
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
75
Price
85
Presentation
85
iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 8:08 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

w/o water: heavy sweetness. Bourbon. Citrus sweet. metallic green notes. Sharp.

w/ water: more sweet. Less bourbon-y. Definite sherry. Berries. Green grapes. A bit Irish whiskey.

Taste

w/o water: peculiar/singular mouth filling sweet arrival. Perfume development to bittercitrus, and dry, very dry.

w/ water: sharp arrival, undefined. Sweet citrus development.

Finish

dry bitter sweet citrus finish. Medium long.

Comments

Needs water to improve the nose and mouth feel. For 8yo statement very well matured. Clear Glendronach signature. Much liked. Mainstay in my cabinet.

Dimitri
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
06 Aug 2017 9:25 am
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
89
Presentation
89
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