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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 17010
Number of bottles
252
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
21 Mar 2017 11:18 am by xllx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.95

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79 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1994 MoS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was part of a MOS tasting with my friends.
    Glendronach (single cask) has been on my radar ever since we organized a Glendronach with this same group of friends.
    Great to see that we could lay our hands on a full bottle from the legendary year 1994 which we could taste and share for a later more detailed review.

    In short: Great one this.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part of a MoS tasting I had with friends.

    This one was bought together as a full bottleshare within the theme of this tasting. The other whiskies we bought as 10-12cl samples to share together.

    Glendronach is something you always look forward to. The things they can do with their high quality sherry casks, is incredible. Unfortunately the quality is going seriously backwards since Billy Walker left the distillery according to the biggest Dronach fan in our group. Also the prices these days are outrageous. Buying a bottle together at least solves the financial commitment. So let’s see what we have selected there..
    • Nose
      This is definitely Glendronach but with a much more spiced nose than usual. I get charcoal and Arabic spicemix. It’s almost like walking on one of those spice markets. Also I get hazelnut paste and thick fruit syrup. After adding water it gets more creamy and releases more red fruit. Over time a tremendous layer of cigar tobacco comes through. It’s like walking in a big humidor at a cigar shops. I like this a lot!!
    • Taste
      Initially it is rather dry. A little to much. For the taste water is not just a suggestion, it’s a need. When added more then a few drops it gets beautifully rounded, full bodied and creamy. On the taste red fruits dominate above the spices (the other way around as with the nose). Also a nice nuttiness is present. Quite a treat to chew on for a while!
    • Finish
      Long, very long. Without water one of us describes it as a kind of youthfulness that is in the finish which makes it a bit restless. I can agree with that. In some parts it appears to be young. But then again, water solves that. When water is added a layer of wood releases and that is simply amazing! It gets incredibly gentle and warming. Warm red fruit juice and hazelnuts supported by a great mild and balanced spiciness make this a beautiful Dronach.

      I like my dram being spiced more then being dominated by fruit. Most dronachs I had were dominated by fruit, still great stuff but not 100% pleasing for me. This expression is however 100% my cup of tea. I am thrilled about it! Luckily I still have 12cl to enjoy at home.

  3. RobbievdBrink scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Instantly recognizable as a Glendronach, but this one is spicier and more herbal than other 1994 single casks. it gives lots of dried red fruits, brown sugar, pepper, cinnamon, perhaps some nutmeg and tingling oak spices. This Glendronach screams for water. Ahh, water and time eases is down. Patience will be rewarded asit’s more smooth and less sharp now.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A malt of the spicy and harsh kind. I really think not bad.

    But it does not trigger a buying incentive - because of the price. He offers me a little too little.
    • Nose
      Tobacco from fresh to dried. Also menthol. Roasted coffee beans. Suggested cassis-balsamic vinegar. The red fruits are rather acidic, fermented and harsh. Grapes, currants, sloe. In addition still "sharp" tree juice.
    • Taste
      First some forest honey and forest soil. The fruits mentioned in the nose are less fermented for it sourer. Then again the spicy and tart notes. Tobacco. Black tea. Some pepper and oak spice.
    • Finish
      Coffee. Dark chocolate. Licorice.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      eucalyptus, damp red wood, vegetal, dried plums, dried ginger, sherry, salt, sugars
    • Taste
      rich dried red fruits, spices, cinnamon, sherry, red wine, salt, light butter, plums, malt
    • Finish
      long, rich stewed fruits, spicy red wood, dried ginger, brown sugar, woodsy herbs, aromatic sherry

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    really good and very complex. nice interplay. You can really spend a lot of time with him
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

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