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Overall rating
87.54/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
01.08.2003
Bottled
08.2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Butt
Casknumber
5490
Number of bottles
660
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399684057
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of The Nectar
Added on
28 Nov 2016 5:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97,90

17 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2003

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Plum jam, cherry stone, apricot jam, raisins, ripe sweet grapes, cream, cocoa, sherry, caramel, nougat, butter, black tea, overcooked peanuts, almonds, spices, tobacco, smoke. A lot of sherry!

  2. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The oak is quite dominant, the distinct vanilla and caramel associations suggest American oak
    a total of 88
    • Nose
      Orange, earthy oak notes, vanilla, blackcurrant, chocolate (87)
    • Taste
      Dark Chocolate, Orange Peel, Vanilla, Caramel, Burnt Nuts, Some Bitter Oak (88)
    • Finish
      dry and nutty (walnut), oak (rather American), dried apricot (88)

  3. DavidH. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Weak nose.

    Not bad, but also not great, could have had potential if it stayed longer in the cask. 

    Despite that still a solid and enjoyable dram
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If not for the finish, that'd be a tie. Well, anyway, quality remains high.
    • Nose
      Tasted side by side with cask #6629. Very similar profile actually, though this one might seem a bit more dusty, extractive and "plankish" on the nose, as opposed to the chocolate syrup of 6629. The latter does have some transient sulfur at the beginning though, which this one doesn't seem to have (but all that is much a matter of aeration isn't it).
    • Taste
      More nuttiness than in 6629, which structurates it beautifully. A plus. But woodiness integration could be better at times. On the other hand, alcohol integration seems better in this one. Otherwise, same general profile on nuts, dry chocolate, soft spices and biscuits.
    • Finish
      Slightly more austere and frankly woody again, but that's still a very okay finish we're talking about. 

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty young in appearance, roundness and spicy oak. In the mouth, rather accessible, powerful and present, it is also supple and spicy. Not very greedy surprisingly. Final dry, on the fruits ... dry them too. With a little water, the nose becomes exuberant with toffee, honey and especially nuts in strength! The mouth is more honeyed too with some notes of coffee that I attribute to European oak. This oak found in the final. One of the most austere Glendronachs (but I say that without being pejorative) that I've tasted - and it's also one of the youngest, this maybe explaining that?

    Enthusiasm 4/5

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