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Glendronach 1994

Overall rating
90.59/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB88486
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
25.11.1994
Bottled
09.2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
3213
Number of bottles
675
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Market
de Germany
Added on
28 oct 2016 7:50 pm by NorthCoast500
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 499.00

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125 × member ratings

214 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.59 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2021] Another pick out of my sample library and this time I selected an older Glendronach release from times when prices still were affordable...

    ...and this is an average-quality modern sherry maturation. It is easy quaffable but of a limited complexity, I had a lot much better Glendronach drams from that period and I would not spend more than 120 Euro on a bottle of such drinking quality.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a modern sherry profile which is rather shy first. After some breathing it open up but just a little bit, still it is somewhat contained and not very expressive. This nose cries for water and indeed it opens up after a fair share added. Now the malt aromas are identifiable too but the profile stays rather simple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is dominated by the modern sherry flavours but still the Glendronach malt is recognisable and adds fine impressions of barley sugars, fruits and waxes. The wood is a little bitter but this is a nice counterpart to the sweet wine in this setting. All in all the taste is flawless but not overly complex and provides the typical joys of a modern sherry maturation - easy quaffable with limited exploration potential. So relax, lean back and simply enjoy this dram.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is hot and coating with some peppery moments. The finish is long and turns more to the winey side with a bitter-drying ending (tannins at work). Water opens up the nose but turns both taste and finish rather bitter which I do not like, I prefer the neat dram.

  2. Astrid scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    You should be able to deal with bitterness. For the full review, go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/01/30/gdpx/
    • Nose
      Moderate PX and spicy chocolate gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Spices and jam, the bitter oak brings elements like espresso and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spicy oak, waxy and fruity notes.

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Color: golden-brown amber.

    Aroma:
    aromatic and warm with sweet raisins and lighter sherry aromas that are typical for the PX barrels. Fine and warm notes of different woods and spices.
    Looks elegant and harmonious, not overloaded. Heavy notes of tropical fruits, overripe honeydew melon (solvent), orange appear lukewarm.

    Taste:
    aromatic and spicy, with fine sweet sherry and aromas of warm woods, spices, a bit oily, sweetish-tart-sweetish, slightly fruity with orange, with delicate oak notes, slightly dark, hint of barrel but pleasant and not musty or bitter. Very good and very tasty. Enjoyed in small sips, it does not require the addition of water.

    Departure:
    initially slightly fruity and sweetish later with delicate oak notes, some sherry, dry fruits, a hint of cigar box, sweetish, soft and very long finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Moses scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sherry Lady Glendronach, not a monster. So the fine way and with water a loosely light and noble Christmas dream. He stands out! Anyone looking for something special is right here.
    • Nose
      Not too dark sherry and light raisins with spicy oak, but not spicy. Now the used leather saddle and the alcohol are perfectly integrated. All the nouns from the Christmas season on the nose. Very good barrel timing. Minimal match noticeable.
    • Taste
      Dark fresh fruits like in the nose, but the sweetness is not in the foreground. Wonderfully dark chocolate and beautiful oak flavor. The oily texture is supported by a balanced sweetness and rich spice. Kudos to the barrel management. Respect.
    • Finish
      It lingers long and full on the palate. Dark milk chocolate served in espresso. Sweet tobacco pouch hangs on the horse saddle. I have to say this barrel was a stroke of luck. Should keep a bottle of it for me. It is currently available for EUR 300. Phew ... have to think. First I locked Willi in the basement;)

  5. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very delicious. A pure 21-year-old PX-Glendronach - not as sweet as expected - in comparison with the (standard) Parliament, this one has more flavor nuances to offer and is very well done. I especially like that the keg does not cover everything.
    • Nose
      Sherry grenade from the PX barrel - here's everything you need: thick sweet raisins, oranges, dark chocolate sauce, freshly roasted espresso, thick plum jam
    • Taste
      the nose is full in the mouth, strong onset, with a few drops of water: syrup, caramel, raisins, plum jam, oranges - here too dark chocolate sauce, cherries, blackberries, dark fruit compote, sweet tobacco leaves - only the espresso from the nose is missing, for that comes a light peppermint note that I did not expect here
    • Finish
      medium, with latte (now still the coffee note, but milder than intended), also at the end of the slight peppermint note that fits surprisingly well

  6. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Only a short review: I personally don't like too much wood-influence in the older scotchs and had some disappointing experiences with them. And I love sweet PX.

    Under these two conditions, this GD SC is the perfect stuff for me. I have tasted a few of them so far and liked them usually a lot. This cask however is my absolute favorite. Are the ratings justified? In my opinion yes. By far one of my highest ratings so far. Great ginger taste! Finish not incredibly long since the age is not enough 93/100

  7. KILLSWLTCH scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Copshop68 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nice whisky that shows what a few drops of water can do. The nose and the start in the mouth were great without water, but the finish was too woody and tart for me. With water the nose subsides considerably, the mouth becomes sweeter in the beginning but unfortunately also one-dimensional, but the finish is quite pleasant. A combination of the two would be great. so you have to cut corners here.
    • Nose
      91 91
      A very nice nose, syrupy sweet, raisins or sultanas, a hint of espresso, a few drops of Maggi, the PX barrel clearly sets the tone here, burnt toast, including some lemon peel, the alcohol is super integrated, yes a little acid, tangy orange, wet tobacco, once you have the oranges they play a noticeable role, a thin layer of chocolate is around the oranges, very nice
      After the first sip, the chocolate comes through more clearly, the same applies to the roasted aromas
      Wow with water the nose is simply gone, I've never had anything like that, just great chocolate with burnt toast, now nothing more, just a few drops, but slowly it comes back, but still thinner and less intense
    • Taste
      90 90
      full-bodied, sweet, creamy, raisins, orange, sweet acidity. Chocolate, bittersweet, espresso, becomes drier, nuts, with the second sip the oak comes along and accompanies the PX sweetness, nice roasted aromas, and then salt comes again
      super sweet with water, there is a lot going on, supple, very sweet, orange juice, a little chocolate, a hint of espresso and the oak actually stays pleasantly in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      getting tart, salt on the tip of the tongue, the sweetness is replaced by oak, still creamy, so the first sip was not my cup of tea, ne is too woody on the second sip, let's see what it does with water power...
      Water saves the finish, now even more sweet, oranges, sparkling, and significantly less oak, hardly bitter

  12. PX-Michl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. ulamog87 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    That a little bit more Opposite the Glendronach 21st presenter, sweeter and just in cask strength.
    More on my blog:
    https://whiskyperlen.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/glendronach-1994-single-cask-px/
    • Nose
      Nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh tobacco leaf, grape must, some sulfur. The high alcohol content carries the flavors very well without getting into the foreground.
    • Taste
      A pleasant sweetness pairs with the oak freight without becoming unpleasant. Not too sweet and not oak-rich. Great viscosity like syrup. Never alcoholic. In addition a pleasant acid which stimulates the salivary flow.
    • Finish
      Long finish, only a little dry, also here is the tobacco leaf.

  14. BehindSpace scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting: Straight through - Powerful sherry whisky. Worthy of a Christmas painting. I did not have any of them yet - but that's how I imagine a Glendronach Single Cask.
    • Nose
      Sherry and dark fruits, raisins, plums, spicy oak, dusty old leather, hardly any alcohol in the nose.
    • Taste
      Dark sweet fruits like in the nose, but the sweetness is not in the foreground, dark chocolate and beautiful oak.
    • Finish
      Long and intense, beautiful barrel flavor, without going to the bitter, again the chocolate touch, espresso.

  16. MadScientist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  17. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. MrMarmelade scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Not too much wood influence, great cask, fruity and extremely delicious.

  19. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  20. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Good
    depth, but a little less sweetness than expected and desired (personally). The
    alcohol is not really noticeable, thus water is hardly needed. It can help to
    release some more fruity aromas on the nose however. The “bottled for
    Germany”-casks have all been great so far.
    • Nose
      Christmas
      galore – allspice, molasses, sultanas. Again, not as sweet as I expected. Oak
      chips or dust that has been incinerated ever so slightly.
    • Taste
      Dry
      and juicy. Caramel and seared oranges, as well as hints of tobacco and berries
      –gooseberries, blackberries, and cherries – everything with a dose of acidity
      and hardly any sugar. Diluted peppermint tea and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium-long.
      Less tannins as expected from the palate. Rather tame, with mild hints of
      toffee and milk coffee.

  24. Scott McPollux scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A great PX sherry bomb as you would expect from Glendronach.
    • Nose
      First, a slight note of glue that fades into the background over time. Plum jam, dark chocolate, freshly roasted espresso beans
    • Taste
      Just as the nose promises: plum jam, dark chocolate, chocolate raisins, espresso, dark forest honey, oak wood
    • Finish
      Nice long finish with barley malt, dark chocolate, cigar tobacco

  25. Srontgorrth scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Official Tasting Notes:

    Appearance: Deep golden amber.

    Nose: Stem ginger and plum syrup leads to chocolate covered raisins and floods of dark roast espresso.

    Palate: Fresh oak spices, warm rich prune syrup and dark raisins. Hints of cigar box appear in the finish along with rich barley and dark bitter chocolate.

  26. Srontgorrth scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Official Tasting Notes:

    Smell: ginger, plum syrup, chocolate raisins and strong roasted espresso Taste: Fresh oak notes, plums and dark raisins. Finish: In the finish nuances of cigar boxes, barley and dark dark chocolate.

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