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Glendronach Cask Strength

Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
159
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 6
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5060399684835
Added on
16 Nov 2016 8:47 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 75,76

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach Cask Strength

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.10 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very good stuff in my opinion. head to head with batch 4 I find this still better, although Batch 4 was better than I had rememberred it.
    (will have to go up with it)
    89/100
    • Nose
      lovely, very straight sherry nose on rum raisins and spices like allspice, cinnamon. the oak  brings out hints of lapsang souchong tea and quite some leather. there is also some toffee and freshly ground coffee. roasted aromas that remind me a little at glenmorangie signet.
      find this nose very good, after the last two batches that had disappointed me a little.
    • Taste
      very good. even with water it has quite some punch and the whole mouth is covered with a big spiciness and dried fruit. the oak is strong but very pleasing and still there is this signet feeling.
      I think they used older casks in this one, I find it really astonishing
    • Finish
      very long, spicy, warming

  2. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I really liked the old revival 15 and 18 year old. This CS is a little different but also very good.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sherry, little bit closed, leather, oranges, marmalade, chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon, typical glendronach, sherried whisky.
    • Taste
      86 86
      This last note develops in the taste, with a meaty bite, wood, not only dark red fruits, but also some lighter notes behind the high abv.
    • Finish
      87 87
      fruits, blackberries, spices, not that dry like the 15 and 18 years old, sweeter.

  3. Pyromann scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Wery good dram. I was impresssed by those spicy notes in both nose and taste. I was discovering interesting hints thoughout whole tasting of this whisky. Really good.
    • Nose
      Soem mysterious spices dominate, there are also fruity notes - bananas and something more fruity. The nose is whole based on the sherry sweetness and softness.
    • Taste
      Tasete is very robust and intense. Cask strength lets us know about itself - there is some sharpness related to higher ABV, but nothing unpleasant, more like heavy and solid. A combination of heavy chocolate sweetness, sherry, some mysterious spices from the nose. Then there are some overripe fruit of course. Would go well with a drop of water imo
    • Finish
      moderate, mix of sherry and chocolate sweetness and spices

  4. Sapiano scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This batch i somehow do not like. Maybe it's too bitter and too sharp to me or needs some water. I'll try... Mmmh. Water doesn't help. Bitterness stays but fruits disappear.

  5. davythierens scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      98 98

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent value overall. Very good sherried whisky, strong and young, but that's no problem IMHO. I'm quite sure there is some old stuff in there, too
    • Nose
      90 90
      Old, musty sherry casks mixed with younger, fresh sherry casks, red fruit, some fresh green fruits, very pleasant, medium dark chocolate, some mint, raisins, some walnut, some rotting wood, fudge, excellent
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, rotting wood infused with sherry, minty chocolate, ripe red fruits, fudgy raisins, and yes, again the walnut
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, slightly bitter, dark chocolate sticks to the back of the tongue while the ripe red fruits die slowly in the mouth,

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice affordable glendronach with a decent body and quite a nice balance. It misses some depth. I guess it would be much better with more age to it but still a very pleasant drink!
    • Nose
      Warm, thick spirit. Sherry, lots of it as usual with Glendronachs. Old dry wood influences. Cherries, raspberries, raisins. Quite a lot of PX influence in this batch.
    • Taste
      Punchy arrival. Lets add some water. Better now. Nuts comming up, red grapes and a hint of sweet tropical fruit note. Creamy and a decent body. It is quite young i feel
    • Finish
      Medium finish full of sherry and nutty notes accompanied with some vanilla and raisins.

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ApricotOne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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