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Overall rating
86.57/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LK31312
Barcode
5060399683517
Bottled for
Professional Danish Whisky Retailers
Added on
02 Oct 2016 1:29 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 190,38

31 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

553 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 10-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Forceful GlenDronach and at only 10 years old! In my (not so) humble opinion, this Luke Skywalker (which can still be found for 100 to 130 EUR) is quite a step up from the Darth Vader. I’m getting me this one. Thanks, Sven! Will the next one get a purple label and be called Mace Windu? Or a red one for Kylo Ren? I’d like that. Why not? The Force is strong with GlenDronach…
    • Nose
      Wonderful, honeysweet nose on caramel, roasted coffee beans (a little bitter!), freshly sawed plands and a truckload of dark fruit. Think plums, figs and a lost dade. Lots of nuts, too. Hazelnuts and roasted almonds in the lead. It even has a side that reminds me a bit of American whisky. Where did that come from? Might this in fact be bourbon cask matured and only finished on a refill PX cask? Be that as it may, this is very good (and I prefer it to the Darth Vader, on the nose at least).
    • Taste
      Beautiful creaminess on the palate. Again very sweet and – contrary to his ‘father’ – soft on the spices. A little bit of pepper and a pinch of nutmeg, but far from piquant. The fruit shines through like a beacon, but midpalate it gets a big bitter note from the wood. But it has to be said: it works like the Force! Good balance. The bitterness in fact is a plus. Nice!
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long and the spices get another chance to show themselves. It fades very, very gently offering the fruit the final word before dying a bone dry death.

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ted_whisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really astonishing ... (my god)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A.K.A. Luke Skywalker
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. schero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Too woody, but ok
    • Nose
      Oak, dryness, sweet, raisins, caramel, tobacco
    • Taste
      Sweet, not so dry, woody, again tobacco, dates
    • Finish
      Dry and woody, spruce needles get through a bit, medium

  9. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Well, this Glendronach is matured in PX casks as the label tells. Obviously it is not first fill sherry all. It is more like a mixture of second, third and x-filled casks concerning the taste and the bitter aftertaste. Maybe that's the reason for the "bourbonny" touch after all. More fruits and sherry by adding some water but also more bitterness in the aftertaste.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Sweet sherry, caramel, dark fruits, red fruits, coffee, wood polish, nuts, bourbon in the back.
    • Taste
      Sherry, dark fruits, dried fruits, prunes, a touch of bitterness, some pepper, again some bourbon.
    • Finish
      Medium. Dark chocolate, wood and some spices.

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