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Glendronach 2005

Overall rating
90.20/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand filled at the distillery
Vintage
29.11.2005
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
1444
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792049
Added on
14 Jul 2017 10:21 am by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 209,50

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 2005

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.20 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Much better with water than without. However, one looks for fruit in vain.
    • Nose
      Cooked plums, sugar beet syrup, raisins, some spruce needles, caramel, milk chocolate, then suddenly out of nowhere: pure Werther's real, after the first sip comes tobacco and old wall unit, much rounder with water, more tobacco, cocoa powder, plum jam
    • Taste
      Nice chocolaty start, right back caramel a la Werther's real, lots of warmth, dark chocolate, very creamy, wet tobacco, with water it is less biting, the chocolate is much more pleasant, here also plum jam
    • Finish
      The heat sets, milk chocolate and dark chocolate at the same time, light bitterness, extremely sweet with water, GIANTS candies

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This 11yo exceeds my expectations. Easy to drink despite the strong ABV. Nose is a chocolatey and yeasty, and it has a faultless sherry taste. Like most of Glendronach SC's, there are no sulfur... why is that? Do they have better casks?

  5. kaasklop scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Only problem ihave with this whisky every time my drink is finished i want another one!
    • Nose
      O joy, it smells quite floral for a sherrried whisky. very beautiful sweet sense. strong influence of the sherry cask, dades, cooked fruit and applepie
    • Taste
      This sherry cask ( nr. 1444 ) is so well infused in the whisky and there is a perfect balance of all the components. Terms like wood, sherry, raisins, chocolate bar, leather and a bit of mint are all true, it just cant cover the real taste of this whisky I am just so happy to have a few of these bottles 
    • Finish
      Long, long.....

  6. kaasklop scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  7. A Dream of Sea scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Of course, judging this whisky objectively is nonsense. This is just too much "drum-around" in my rating. I'll try it anyway! For an 11-year-old whisky, this barrel is extremely meaningful. Of course, the sherry keg plays the main role, but it's also just a good barrel. No "miss notes", no sulfur, not too much sherry. The bottling lives up to its promises. I was able to try through my tour before, and it was not a question of whether this whisky should be bought / bottled. Just a good GlenDronach. The price is 84 pounds. That is relatively much, compared to other hand-filled but absolutely in the frame.
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    • Nose
      Full, strong. The alcohol is well integrated, comes in almost 60% but of course good. Ordinary sherry freight with raisin, plum, burnt toffee and light spice. The nose promises a powerful sherry barrel whisky.
    • Taste
      Something tingling and neatly strong. Full sweetness, almost syrupy and sluggish in the glass. With water, the dram becomes cinnamon and velvety / soft. Fruit jam with raspberry.
    • Finish
      Again, of course, decent strength, but surprisingly little wood influence. It's just a younger whisky. A certain spiciness is there, besides the sweetness. Maybe something in the direction of maple syrup? Overall long-lasting, bitter. Cocoa, dark chocolate and some orange peel.

  8. whiskygogo scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Side by side with the hand-filled 1441. This 1444 demonstrates another level of rich, sweet and juicy sherry influence. Much more beautiful, more complex and more mature. Spectacular sherry monster. Easy 90+ for sure. 

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