Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 14
Stated Age
26 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
50.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
14 Oct 2016 5:35 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 599.00

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84 × member ratings

163 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.86 points

  1. Wolfbat85 scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    The best 1990s Glendronach I've drunk so far. Sherry, leather and tobacco.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The drop is extremely oily in the glass and the color is reminiscent of very dark amber.
    Nose: Full load of PX Sherry at first: Milk chocolate, baking vanilla and sweet mint, which combines with sour cherry and old sherry notes. I associate with the old sherry gods an old long-abandoned wooden house and something earthy-muffiges (positively meant), unlabelled tobacco, hot old sawed wood and old leather and walnuts. Lovage and balsamic underpin the spicy character of the drop. With a certain amount of oxygen, the initial sweetness fades into the background and the nose becomes more acidic, wine-like and tart with a hint of vanilla and some gunpowder. Generally, the alcohol is not felt. Oxygen also does good for this GlenDronach. Taste: Short sweetish like speculoos then quickly strong but pleasant vinous sour and spicy dry with many roasted aromas such as hazelnuts, walnut. In addition, old leather and tobacco are involved.
    Long story short: An old Sherryfasseinfluss as it stands in the book.
    Reminiscent of the palate to a splash of balsamic mixed with lovage, old sherry, espresso and a small pinch of sugar. A very pleasant balance of old sherry flavors and oak. Alcohol is not felt. Very old leathery, spicy sherry stays on the tongue. The tongues will be relatively dry in the finish. Sweetness is slightly lower than the nose. Residual acidity, spice and coffee with old wood define the long finish which has a cooling effect on the tongue.
    In short, the finish tastes just like a warehouse smells of old sherry casks. I like it very much! Conclusion: Very tasty, in comparison to the 1989 also completely different. Of course, more sherry impact but also very good. So good that it is also something before the 1989 for me. But it always depends on what you are looking for. Here you get the full load of old spicy sherry. The 89er Batch 14 gets a bottling with subtle sherry flavors and other flavor spectrum, which also requires some experimentation with water. Something else you would expect less from Glendronach.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is dark, the nose is grand, but the palate edges it by a tad. The oak shows up and really melds they sweetness together. Leather, cocoa, figs, cola and oak make this a dessert dram to savor!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet px, leather, fig, fudge, oak spice, caramel, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      93 93
      Mouth coating, here the oak balances the sweetness beautifully, bakers chocolate, cocoa, figs, cola
    • Finish
      92 92
      Px sweetness remains, but a tart oak, cocoa and light spice linger for quite some time after finishing the drink.

  4. ldcsh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Aromatic fruit flavor, caramel, chewy sherry
    • Taste
      90 90
      Spicy, Dry
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long aftertaste, bitter taste

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Unmistakably PX, sweet, bright, lots of coffee, milk chocolate. A slight bit of sulfur, but definitely not egregious. As is most glendronachs from the early 90's, not very complex but damn good. I had two bottles, but after opening one, I sold the other. Again, good, but not great. Gives me the same pleasure as many other good 90's glendronachs. 

    PS -- after being opened for more than two years, I will increase my score to 91.5 points. Underrated balance.

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior


    1985 30 year old pedro ximenez - £259.99
    1989 26 year old olorosso - £184.99
    1990 26 year old pedro ximenez - £184.99
    1991 24 year old olorosso - £166.99
    1992 24 year old olorosso - £166.99
    1993 23 year old olorosso - £157.99
    1994 21 year old pedro ximenez - £134.99
    1995 20 year old pedro ximenez - £123.99
    1996 20 year old pedro ximenez - £123.99
    2002 14 year old pedro ximenez - £82.99
    2003 13 year old pedro ximenez - £77.99
    2004 12 year old pedro ximenez - £75.99

  7. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 14 contains the following 12 bottles:
    1985 cask 1037
    1989 cask 2662
    1990 cask 2973
    1991 cask 2683
    1992 cask 226
    1993 cask 42
    1994 cask 339
    1995 cask 543
    1996 cask 1485
    2002 cask 1504
    2003 cask 4034
    2004 cask 5523


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