- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- European Oak Casks + Marsala Casks Finish
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Nov 2016 10:02 am by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 14-year-old Marsala Finish
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 points
- Tasted at Orkney Hotel Bar.
- Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
The first impression is characterized by a beautiful, intense fruitiness. A wave of fresh peaches, accompanied by grapefruit, oranges, vanilla pods, caramel sweets and sugary pies, reaches my nostrils. The fruit note is predominantly sweet and refreshing, with a minimal acidity. A light oak and freshly cut tobacco leaves linger in the background. Very untypical for a GlenDronach, which I would never have recognized in a blind tasting.
Soft, oily and very full-bodied on the palate. The aroma transport is very intense, although the whisky has an alcohol content of "only" 46%. The first sip makes a slight tingling sensation on the tip of the tongue noticeable. The peach notes already noted during the nosing also set an energetic exclamation point in the taste. The sourish impact becomes a bit more dominant, which I would classify as blood orange. Furthermore, there is a sweet and refreshing fruitiness. Vanilla, caramel and milk chocolate are now attracting attention. A noticeable oak spice cements the way to finish. Overall, the drop leaves a harmonious impression and a not to be overburdened complexity of flavors.
Medium. Fresh peaches and juicy oranges flood the palate again and provide the final, fruity freshness kick. A subtle acidity also flashes again, but which lingers rather in the background. The spicy oak notes now gain noticeable dominance and cause a subtle bitterness on the palate.
- Very interesting and very tasty. Enormously tasty and there is nothing to complain about except for the hint of sour wood. There are 87 strong points.
Viney, slightly nutty aromas pour into the nose. Sweet grapes. Peach, lychee. Rosewood, cream liqueur. Very creamy. Rose perfume. Slowly a little bit of malt is added.
Full, sweet with peach and pipe tobacco. Oak comes through the second sip and brings also a very slightly sour note (wet wood?). Creamy. Grapes. The Nachschmecken is sweet with tobacco and aromatic herb shelf. Incredibly tasty.
Medium-long, peach tobacco remains.
- N- Brilliant gold on copper hue, a pleasure to the eyes. Obvious deep fried banana, orange zest with strawberry oozing thru. Nice compote of fruits are backed by darker element of spices, pepper, cigar box and oily cedar wood, chocolaty.
P- Rather unique, savoury air dried ham, sea spray of salts, not usual for Glendronach, Milky sweet vanilla. Oakiness develop overtimes with wisp of leather, spent match and phenol at tail. Semi-complex, balanced at rather thin line.
F- Medium, winery tannin, nutmeg and young tart berries, touch of somehow underwhelming fat and oily spirit linger.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
Strong point, initially a off plastic note, but that dissapears leaving lovely Sherry nose.
Bit thin, disappointed compared to nose
- A very enjoyable cask finish. Expressive and neatly balanced between sublative and additive maturation. A little too expensive nowadays however.
Ripe yellow fruits – honeydew, apricot, and peaches. Immediately sweeter than the Sauternes! With autumnal berries, bees wax and plum sauce. Nice!
Mellow arrival, juicy and balanced. A touch of struck matches or capers in vinegar. Bright and vibrant, oranges, lemons, and toffee.
Medium. Sweet and honeyed, with a dark chocolate edge and mild tannins
- sweet peach monster.
very clean & fruity: peach, vanilla, fruit pie
smooth, jelly rings with peach flavour, orange, vanilla, very sweet and slightly sour.
medium long, orange, oak and peach (again).
- A different and very interesting whisky.
Intensly sweet on an unusual mix of natural and artificial notes.
Brown sugar, crunchy caramel, bubble gum with "fake" fruit flavour, and vanilla pods.
Fruity, but also darker notes of choco and soft leather.
As expected, it's sweet. Nice sweetness indeed.
Rich but very fresh on notes of peach and ripe yellow plums. Light herbal notes in the back.
Sweetness lasts but it ends slowly on a slightly zesty and bitterfresh note.