Glendronach 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
25 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Batch 8
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2016 9:15 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 604,67

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 25-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.10 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Complex, very well balanced, excellent!
    Head to head with the so popular batch 9 I would say it is at least as good if not a bit better
    • Nose
      94 94
      Lots of dried fruits, plums, figs, nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark chocolate, hints of toffee, acacia honey, whiffs of sherry wood - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, creamy, liquorice, fruity, cooked oranges, jam, again some dried fruits, subtle sweetness balanced with finest sherry wood, spices, little bit of espresso - fantastic!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, still fruity, a bit more zesty, not drying

  8. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nose: Fresh after pouring a decent breeze menthol / mint tickles the nose.

    But you notice immediately that it has to act like the Aultmore to wonderfully old barrels, but less extreme on the edge to sherry or overripe walk, but come along wonderfully balanced.

    Tobacco, leather, floor wax, Black Forest cake and plum jam I immediately. Maybe a little orange, if you dig for fruits.

    I inevitably think of an old library. Very nice.

    Palate: slow onset, can be chewed forever.

    Gingerbread, cinnamon, a mint leaf, marzipan, black tea. Here he is really sweeter than in the nose and brings nice barrel flavor. With a little patience, orange and a little cherry will come through again.

    Finish: Elegant, light, not too long, it glides wonderfully silky.

    The grandeur could be considered a liquor here, the alcohol is incredibly well integrated.

    I find Mon Cherie, creme brulee and butter biscuits. All in all, rather "bright" here.

    Conclusion: An absolute gentlemen whisky.

    Round, elegant, really nice story.

    In the finish, however, the good guy is almost too delicate.

    Since I would prefer something more "ass kick" ... 90 points

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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