- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Oloroso Butt
- Number of bottles
- 55.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- 10th Anniversary of The Nectar
- Added on
- 28 Nov 2016 5:40 pm
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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
- 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!
- The oak is quite dominant, the distinct vanilla and caramel associations suggest American oak
a total of 88
Orange, earthy oak notes, vanilla, blackcurrant, chocolate (87)
Dark Chocolate, Orange Peel, Vanilla, Caramel, Burnt Nuts, Some Bitter Oak (88)
dry and nutty (walnut), oak (rather American), dried apricot (88)
- 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
- If not for the finish, that'd be a tie. Well, anyway, quality remains high.
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).
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.
Slightly more austere and frankly woody again, but that's still a very okay finish we're talking about.
- 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?