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Glendronach 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.96/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB89330
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grandeur
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Casknumber
Batch 8
Number of bottles
1505
Strength
50.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399684248
Added on
15 Nov 2016 9:15 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 910.28

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 25-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.96 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    oh Boy! that is some Sherry influence. the nose is gentle at first but after some time this is getting better. There is lots of dark fruits, oranges, red berries, some marzipan, Grapes. after a while some ginger and white pepper kick in and spice it up. the oak is present but gentle and very well integrated. the ABV is all right, some drops of water do no harm. Really nice sherry malt!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A great deep rich "old-style" sherry malt with a nice tasteful ambience, something very special, no question. Interesting is the slowness with which the flavors move - both in the nose, as well as in mouth and finish. I never had it like this before.
    The only drawback is the constantly accompanying poorly bound alcohol note. The more you drink, the more alcoholic you become. This is a no-go for such an expensive malt.
    The called up brutal price of 450-500 euros, he would definitely not worth it (there are already grand 70s Malts !!).
    • Nose
      many juicy raisins, caramel, marzipan, alcohol, not perfectly bound, oranges, plums, apples with cinnamon from the oven, tobacco, espresso, mint and nutmeg, honey, leather, wood dust and pencil, old and set, sweet and full, the alcoholic impression remains unfortunately
    • Taste
      sweet, heavy, oily, old in the true sense - alcoholic, it hits the tongue, the aromas explode in slow motion - juice oranges, applesauce, plum jam, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, gingerbread and stomach bread, blueberry jam on black bread, mint, thyme, darker Honey and caramel, then dissolve raspberries and blackcurrants from the deep and freshly roasted coffee notes with dark chocolate sauce ... very beautiful and very slo-mo everything
    • Finish
      long, black currants, coffee and dark chocolate sauce, underlaid with a fine spicy backdrop of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, a little honey and orange juice, kumquat peel, more and more, and finally the alcohol note, backed by mint

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mint, you can also feel the (higher) alcohol content, sweet red apples, raisins, applesauce with cinnamon, plums, some pepper, marzipan and dark forest honey, grape nut chocolate, balsamic
    • Taste
      Plum compote, nutmeg, black pepper, grape and nut chocolates, raisins, espresso, harmonious, creamy, wooden tobacco box, honey, dates, nutmeg, almonds, slightly dry
    • Finish
      loooong !! Sweet, coffee, coffee, coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, some pepper, sherry

  4. domani scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful whisky. An interplay of timber and chocolate with intense pepper spiciness that is never overlaid. The nose is full of clear aromas. A whisky that invites you to immerse yourself in memories - 02/14/2020
    • Nose
      94 94
      Very noble and elegant, dry wood, you can literally see the wood soaked with sherry, plum in various variations, plum compote, prunes, dates, paradise apple, sweetened foam rubber, the silky dried fruits are consistently present and are carried and accompanied by a clear alcohol note , Raisins, light roasted aromas, some leather, tobacco, trail mix, drizzled sand cake, oak spice, walnut

      After the first sip, it becomes clearer and the association with the fairground wagon intensifies, you can also discover liquorice, chocolate, gastro-bread, roasted almonds. Over time the fruits, pickled plums, amarena cherries become
    • Taste
      94 94
      Cool, the wood hits immediately, intense pepperiness, very oily and creamy, cocoa, leather, liquorice, long-lasting spice that won't go away, chocolate

      The second sip starts out incredibly sweet, there is a fine flavor, wow, the pepper has it all, sweet and spicy interplay and at the end an intense cocoa note prevails - wonderful.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Lang

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Demarara, chocolate and boiled spices, as mellow and shy as Batch 007. Soothing crush fresh herbs and fine treacle. Get better overtimes with monk fruit and creamy custard.

    P- Full nuttiness rising with treacle and citric bitterness. Well mature with depth of herbs, chocolate and caramelized banana. Dusty pepper at the back. Opposed to aroma as that get better after breathing, it headed to a hollow valley of sweetness as it developed on the palate.

    F- Medium-long, velvet with lasting dark fruit, tartness remains with coat of waxy camphor. Not a sherry bomb as some of their fine vintage cask. Amicably mellow and fit well with any warm pie.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Ulfswhiskysamling scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A very good top whisky as well but I think the 24 year old comes slightly ahead vs this one,
    • Nose
      This smells stronger of alcohol than the 24 year old Grandeur Batch 6, which is also is. This makes it smells more of orange vs the 24 year old. I notice the relationship bewteen the 24 and the 25 year old Grandeurs. The 25 year old has the same characteristics with smell of sweet and smooth welcoming balance of dried fruits like raisins, figs,dates and plums, sherry, almonds, and hints of coffee and chocolate. But as I said oranges appear more in the 25 year old. I can smell this also for hours, I love it.
    • Taste
      Wow, peppery, spicy, mouth watering, stronger than the nose, sherry, oak. This 25 year seem a little bit better in balance than the 24 year old Grandeur.
    • Finish
      Long finish of oak and sherry, almonds

  7. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The malt has absolutely no junk marks for me. Especially at the beginning he is a bit disappointing because he is so reserved. You want to inhale it, but as much as a Goyne 25 or Glassaugh 30 does not come first. Time and some hand warmth bring much to the fore, but this intensity is not achieved. You have to bring a lot of time to elicit his secrets - he is not "easy to have" that I find again very exciting. The quality is above all doubt - only it is the case with the two competitors at about half the price.
    • Nose
      Delicate oak rises very discreetly from the glass - where other malts need time to sit down, this one would like them to open. Gentle with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg while a little gingerbread reminiscent of the woody notes rise, a touch of pine needles, mint and resin can be heard - very complex interwoven and never intrusive - extremely well balanced. Very slowly rise to soft orange notes, played around by some orange oil, behind it is jam and the warmer my glass, the more plum jam wears the nose. It is so rounded, you can take a deep breath with your nose deep in the snifter - the 50% feel like under 35% - nothing stands out no matter how much or how deeply you inhale. After the first sip I like the nose even better - it opens without effort, you can dive deeply - it becomes more complex and intense.
    • Taste
      Slightly spicy and slightly alcoholic at the tip of the tongue at first. Dusty, nano-crumbly, particulate-looking oak with quite noticeable minty notes, like a fruit-oak emulsion - resonating freshness of orange oil, which tingles together with the mint on the tongue - while the alcohol and the last remnants of Glendronach's typical ginger note form the warming opposite pole. Without any movement in the mouth there is only oak, spices and a subtle but rich Sherry sweetness. With a bit of chewing, raspberries, redcurrants and blueberries come to the fore - in addition to a hint of rosemary with an ethereal fresh herbal note (discreet) - everything is surrounded by orange oil and waxy creaminess - waxy - typical of old sherry malt. The second sip makes everything a bit spicier, more full-bodied, the alcohol "stings" now less for the red berries are clearer and the oak is tart, crisp, voluminous. There are elements of a good red wine on the palate, especially the woodiness and the tart fruits which some grape seed and Grapefruit aroma is added to dominate.
    • Finish
      I chew on the dram until it gets too thin, releasing beautiful spicy woody aromas, a bit of chocolatey bitter (not unpleasant) and fading again - at the end - leaving some wax, with a hint of woody spice and orange oil

  9. tangtang scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An excellent malt with a somewhat reserved nose. It wants to be enjoyed with time and needs it too. If you give it to him, you won't be disappointed. Very complex and the alcohol is wonderfully integrated. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      beautiful delicate sherry wood note, it is very soft. At first there is no sign of the high alcohol content. Only when the glass wall is damp and the nose deep in the glass comes a little alcoholic sharpness, which quickly disappears and gives way to spicy wood notes. Dried fruits with plums and raisins appear, later becoming a bit nutty and slightly sweet. Even later I discover some citrus fruits, mostly orange. All in all, the flavors are very soft and mild. You have to and want to smell it for a long time. With a little warmth, the aroma impression becomes a little sweeter. Very complex
    • Taste
      Very nice sherry spicy start. The alcohol is well integrated and ensures this great start. Lots of dried fruits and spicy oak, again the raisins and plums, light chocolate notes, later the citrus fruitiness, longer in the mouth becoming slightly bitter, oily, some herbs appear, stimulating saliva
    • Finish
      soft with sherry and oak, slightly nutty and fruity, but also pleasantly spicy, long-lasting. Chocolate with coffee, at the very end a bit minty or citrus-fruity notes, very pleasant.

  10. Wilco scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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