Glendronach 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 15
Stated Age
27 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jun 2017 2:20 pm by Roeltje
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 464.83

47 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

154 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1990

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.39 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I'm speechless. Hardly any whisky made me so excited. I can not help it. I have to do it. 93/94 points (I can not decide). Pure enthusiasm!
    • Nose
      94 94
      First comes an intense sherry freight. Full and hard. Not dry, but juicy sweet! Even herbs are right there. Oak is heard in the background. Dominant is the sweetness that accompanies all other flavors. Sweet fruits, sweet herbs, sweet oak. Cherries, grapes, dates, preserved in sugar. First dried, then inserted. The herbs are reminiscent of viscous, old balsamic vinegar and sometimes some lovage. The oak provides an aromatic, sweet pipe tobacco note. Always there, but reserved. Only occasionally does the oak pop out and prick the nose with spicier elements. At the whisky could sniff until you drop. Absolutely stunning. After the first sip, the nose becomes even sweeter. Sweet pastry notes, sweetish leather, fermented plum wine.

      Water: Water makes the whisky look fresher in the nose. Oranges, juicy and sweet, not sour! More spicy oak. Lighter chocolate, fermented apple and in the background the severity of the undiluted nose. After a few minutes, it becomes kräutriger.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The start is less sweet than expected, extremely full but with now clearly dominant tobacco note. The fruits are served together with a piece of dark chocolate. The sweetness keeps the taint in check and generally provides for a palate that is not too bitter and dry. Nevertheless, the barrel rules the palate. As a regent, it does a great job. It is clear who has the say, but the other flavors are presented and are not forgotten. The Nachschmecken is characterized by such a beautiful tobacco note that I'm just so rave. The alcohol is not to be felt, but the experience is extremely intense and powerful - that's how it has to be! The second sip is much sweeter. A coup! The oak now displaced from her throne, the sweetness takes her role from the nose again. The oak defends itself in the re-tasting, rears up again, but fails and must act in second row.

      Water: On the palate, it is absurdly soft and sweet as cherry juice, but without losing strength.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Look long and complex. Partly slightly bitter and bitter, then again sweet and fruity. In the end, the latter wins, with a delicate dark chocolate always remains. The taste does not want to give way. Very, very slowly, it fades, but echoes remain forever in the mouth and throat. If it has almost faded, re-tasting shows its effect and brings out the taste again.

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: wax, honey marmalade, red fruit and of course sherry.
    Taste: A large dose of slightly dry sherry. In subsequent approaches slightly sweeter and noticeable oak. Of course, the aroma has very strong long notes. Nicely arranged in taste. Dry taste with class - hit the point.
    Rating: 92 |100 Marmalade long finish. Very interesting whisky. Very elegant in taste.

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    characteristic appearance, but not that!
    strong scents of old, moldy grapes, dust, dried aromatic herbs, long-tempered wood.
    • Nose
      it goes in all directions at the same time!
      a typical taste of sherry first, quickly caught up with stubborn, strong spices, caramel, dark chocolate.
      then the aromatic herbs also arrive, mixing with the maderized fruity and the taste of the noble grapes, just before the rotting!

  5. wbarchive_485944 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Bravo122 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 15 contains the following 6 bottles:
    1990 cask 7005
    1992 cask 52
    1992 cask 89
    1993 cask 43
    1994 cask 3379
    1995 cask 4418


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