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Glendronach 33-year-old

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Eastern Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2004
Age 33 years old
Casktype Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength 40.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Price 799.95$ 847.95£ 679.96
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Kenn Note
less than a year ago
Kenn Note
less than a year ago

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07-2015 €625 01-2016 €645

05-2016 €550 + €570

09-2016 €893

10-2016 €720 + €750

10-2016 €671

02-2017 €710

mds51 Tasting note
about a year ago
mds51 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

kräftiger, voller, alter Sherry.

Eiche, dunkle Kirschen (evtl. Rumkirschen), Orangen, Zartbitterschokolade (viel Kakao, aber auch einen Hauch Süße), Pflaumenkompott, Sternanis, getrocknete Feigen.
Taste

Sherry, deutliche Eichennote (aber nicht unangenehm), Bitterkeit (auch noch angenhem, ist aber Geschmackssache, denke ich), schwarzer Tee (Earl Grey?), dunkle Schokolade, Orangen, Ahornsirup.

Finish

ziemlich kurz mit leicht bitterer Eicehnnote, die sich im Mundraum absetzt. Trocken mit einem Hauch von dunkler Schokolade.

Comments

Meiner Meinung anch weniger Komplex als der 21jährige Parliament. Der Abgang ist definitiv enttäuschend.


Ansonsten, wie es die Farbe schon vermuten lässt, eine Sherry-Bombe.
Preislich gehen (590€ im Oktober 2015) leider keine Empfehlung, dafür hat er mich nicht genug überzeugt.

Alles in Allem aber ein guter Single Malt. Erste Wertung 88/100. Werde ihn zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt aber noch einmal verkosten, mal sehen wie meine Meinung dann ausfällt.
Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
about a year ago
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Oh my god, a lot of things are going on here. Very complex and rich with lots of old sherry, huge notes of dark ripe fruits, cherries and dates lying on a bed of spices derived from oak and cedarwood. Needs time to develop its full flavour spectrum. Changes to marzipan and leathery notes while breathing.

Taste

Meaty and spicy. Less sherry notes than one would expect from the nose. Instead cedarwood and spices (oregano?) are dominating here, followed by some sherry and marzipan. Somewhat bitter in the end like cold strong black tea.

Finish

A medium long and dry finish. Spices, dark chocolate and nutty flavours.

WITH WATER: Water would kill that one.

Comments

This is a malt to appreciate in an old brown leather chair in front of an open fire listening to classic music. The GlenDronach 33yo definitely needs time to develop and becomes rich, round and big. Old style malt you can appreciate all night long. Filled at higher strength might have beaten everything though.

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joho Note
about a year ago

This bottle is in the following ICON index

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GlenSikkes Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Pronounced and sweet. Huge and aromatic with a combination of sweet stewed fruits, nuts and chocolate fondant. Alluring.

Taste

This displays real elegance and exudes class. A myriad of spiced fruits drizzled in bitter chocolate sauce. This fronts a second wave of flavours including walnut cake and mocha. Rich and unctuous to the core. An alcoholic liquid dessert.

Finish

A masterful dram which pleases the most jaded of palates. Fantastic stuff!

Comments

The GlenDronach 33 year old is regarded by many as one of the distilleries greatest releases. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this exquisite malt scored 88/100 in the 2008 malt maniac awards and was described by Jim Murray as a 'Golden nugget of a dram'. This sublime whisky is not to be missed.

Tasting Notes and Comments by GlenDronach

spoiled ape 4 life
addyhd Review note
a couple of years ago
addyhd gave this whisky 90 points

Such a pitty this W is not on a higher ABV . Price rating on original retail price , not on secondairy marketprice .

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy.
Sonett Review note
a couple of years ago
Sonett gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
85
Presentation
93
Sonett
Whisky_Wolf Review note
a couple of years ago
Whisky_Wolf gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
96
Initial taste
95
Body
89
Finish
97
Price
78
Presentation
95
Murmelkasten Review note
a couple of years ago
Murmelkasten gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
93
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
95
2 bottles found in the Marketplace

2on sale

Low as
€ 875.00

Overall rating All versions
144 member votes
90.54
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
89.82
Nose - Aroma
91.89
Initial taste
90.00
Body
88.56
Finish
90.11
Price
84.78
Presentation
92.33
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