Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies & Drinkmonger
Added on
16 Dec 2016 2:44 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 250,00

4 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glendronach single cask bottlings are always something to look forward to. They are doing something really right up there in the Speyside.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Brilliant sweet sherried fruitbasket.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Typical Glendronach full bodied whisky. This one needs some water to take the initial sharpness off. What's left is a really great sherried Glendronach expression. Sherried, but not like the sherry bombs with too much "Transport sherry" left in the cask.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long to long. Warm and pleasant.

  2. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Color: Dark Amber

    Nose: You won't believe this, but it's strongly evocative of sherry wine! I will say, if you wouldn't have told me this was a PX maturation, I wouldn't necessarily peg it for such right off the bat. This has the nutty profile that I often find in less sweet varieties. That's not to say there's no sweetness, but I get nothing of the sometimes-cloying, concentrated nature of PX. On the other hand, despite lacking over-the-top sweetness, it also doesn't really have any of the earthy or savory notes that you often find in big sherry. It's toasted nuts and vanilla to the fore. I'll say it's not the most complex thing ever, but it's damn pleasant. Water adds a dusty, minty note.

    Mouth: The initial mouthfeel is medium: less viscous than I sometimes like on big sherry drams, but given there's not a huge punch to this, it still works. A little bit of heat, but nothing too noteworthy for the bottling strength. The palate has more of the dried fruit typical with this style than the nose, although it's still not terribly prominent. In general, while the nose was like smelling a glass of sherry, tasting this is more typical of whisky. Not much change with water.

    Finish: Medium, same.

    Comments: This is my first experience with Glendronach single cask bottlings (now called "Cask Bottlings" so they can do vattings and finishings, I imagine). I really enjoyed, like many, the first bathes of the 15 yo Revival. I think this is pretty solid, too, especially because the RMW exclusive didn't have quite the huge price when I purchased it that several of the non-exclusive UK bottlings possess. I wouldn't pay premium dollars for this, but I'm pleased to have it in my collection.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A truly great GD expression. Very well matured. I have to admit that after my visit to this distillery, the charm and sympathy I felt for their whisky, was damaged. They do know how to make whisky, but they also know how to create a hype and ask astronomical prices for them. What they don’t know is how to offer visitors a great experience when visiting them. But aside this rather poor experience, this is a perfect example of what a great product they are able to make. Taste this blind and you will be blown away.
    • Nose
      Loads of very ripe, candied red fruit. I would almost think a big pile of very ripe red fruit is on the tabel, ready to stick your nose in. There is also a very present layer of vanilla in it. It makes this a very pleasant nose. It can handle a decent amount of water to get rid of the wee sharp note that is there.
    • Taste
      Full flavored. A tad sharp without water. With water it eases down and creates a great malt moment. It is very sweet, mature and well balanced. It’s oily and very sticky.
    • Finish
      Intens, sweet, soft and long. Very long. Especially in the finish this is covering your mouth with an intens, sticky, sweet sherried flavour which stay with you for quite a while.

  4. Thesinglemaltguy scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Super light, not your typical thick and oily Glendronach. For GBP105 not a bad price, but you can get better ones for the same $$.

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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


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