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Glendronach 2003

Overall rating 17 votes 88.13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
14.01.2003
Bottled
30.05.2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Virgin Oak Hogshead
Casknumber
1751
Number of bottles
250
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2016/05/30 14:04 LK70483
Barcode
5060399683548
Bottled for
The Duchess
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
15 Jun 2016 4:59 pm by bestofwhiskies.com
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83,49

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 0
Taste 0
Finish 0
Balance 0

Tastingtags

4 Notes

thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
18 Apr 2017 4:58 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

This noses beautifully. Obviously quite a lot of oak influence with loads of coconut shavings and a big whiff of vanilla beans. Some cinnamon too. A nice fruitiness with tinned pineapple and peaches, even becoming a bit floral after a while.

Taste

It's no surprise that this shows similarities to a bourbon. Dry, with a good amount of triple sec and lots of spices. Cinnamon, ginger. Some chili pepper too. A whiff of aniseed. Not as balanced as the nose is.

Finish

Long and drying. Spicy.

Comments

Not your average Glendronach. The virgin oak has made its mark on the whisky.

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Skiddilly
Expert Junior Skiddilly Review note
20 Mar 2017 7:07 pm
Skiddilly gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
87
Life is like a bottle of whisky, you never know what you gonna get
Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
05 Aug 2016 4:42 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Rich wood. Woodspice. Lactic. Caramel. Light pepper. Oolong tea. Apple pie.

Taste

Peach iced tea. Creme brulee. Woodspice. Sandalwood.

Finish

Long. Sandalwood. Bitter wood. Butterscotch. Cacao.

Comments

I quite enjoyed this one. It was very light and fruity and quite an interesting departure from the typical Glendronach profile. I’m pleased to say that the virgin oak worked quite well here.

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bestofwhiskies.com
Expert Senior bestofwhiskies.com Note
15 Jun 2016 8:14 pm
bestofwhiskies.com gave this whisky 89 points
GlenDronach 2003 Virgin Oak Hogshead Cask 1751 250 bottles 53.9%
Exclusively selected for The Duchess

Tasting Notes by the chaps at GlenDronach:
Nose: Tarte tartin drizzled with apricot syrup and dusted with toasted coconut. All spiced with waves of delicious sweet oak.

Appearance: Glowing harvest gold

Palate: Candied peel and ginger syrup poured over roasted orchard fruits with a fantastic combination of  cinnamon sugar and gentle vanilla.

In our honest opinion, it’s a stunner indeed. We totally agree with Billy Walker and his team on their tasting notes, but still we couldn’t resist adding our very own personal tasting notes.

Nose: Lots of fruitiness. The likes of plums. Accompanied by a warm swell of butterscotch and spices; Cinnamon and hazelnuts.

Mouth: Butterscotch is eminent on the foreground. Lots of pleasurable spices like the aforementioned cinnamon, ginger and a little sugarcane sweetness in the background.

Finish: long and dry herbal finish; Laurel and liquorice.

Balance: A very stunning dram it is. Very well balanced in both and the nose and mouthfeel. The thing that attracts me the most is the overwhelming complexity of this GlenDronach…Don’t we all love ginger spices and liquorice ???

89/100 points

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