Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon + Oloroso & PX Sherry Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Aug 2016 4:40 pm by Gall & Gall Cuijk

Average value

€ 51,26

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50 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Peated

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.85 points

  1. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    The experiment of GD with peat malt has been successful in my opinion. A reasonable amount of smoke and a partial sherry barrel ripening are good for the smoky Highlander. I find the youth here rather positive, as it comes significantly edged smoke flavors. I think that's a round thing. I hope GD will fill us with more bottlings here. Unfortunately, DG Peated is being withdrawn from the market.

  2. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice introduction dram to peat, its soft and balanced and a very easy drinker.
    However, lacks depth and complexity.
    • Nose
      Soft smoky aroma, its oily and creamy even in the nosing. I'm getting orange, a little raspberry. With repeat nosing the smokiness fades away and notes of vanilla and fudge come forward.
    • Taste
      Spicy arrival, vanilla, fudge, on the sweeter side. The peat here shows as earthy, mossy and grassy, no real smoke in here.
    • Finish
      Finish on the sweeter side, the creamy vanilla and fudge notes continue. A soft long peaty taste continues on.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  5. Kridler scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Smoke at first, evaporates quickly and then becomes slightly malty, citrus and moss
    • Taste
      76 76
      Slight ashy smoke, light acidity, low oak, unspectacular and without depth
    • Finish
      77 77
      medium length with metallic youth

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- A quick whiff of famous coastal Islay peat, that evolved to charming and famous Orkney heather smokes, to briny and mineral Wick's OP, wait a minutes, this is not a blended malt but smells anything but a Glendronach. Furry, spicy and turn subdue in the middle but back with waves of ashy, some white oak shavings, honey, berries and heavy mineral notes that lasts. So is not too bad actually.

    P- Velvet flow of liquid and appeared more highland with well integrated bourbon and sherry casks that brings out the juicy lychee fruit sweetness. Charred white oak smokes with subtle dried fruits and custard. Sweet laden, warming and young.

    F- Medium, smooth, a more than decent sweet peated fruity malt. Linger with dry sherry notes.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. RichardMayston scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    It's drinkable 
    • Nose
      I like sherried peaters if they are like the Bowmore 15 Laimrig, but this sadly is nothing like that.

      I generally like glendronach too. But this just doesn't do it. Clearly too young NAS, not enough time in decent wood to complete reductive maturation. There are faults, and the peat fails to mask it. 

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla cookie, peat, orange zest, spice, white bread and caramel.
    • Taste
      Peat, malt, orange, caramel and spice.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, caramel, dark chocolate, cookie and spice.

  9. Wiz scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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