Tasting Notes / Bottles from Glendronach



Glendronach 12 Year Old
Glendronach 12 Year Old

Day 13 on the whisky advent calendar was this Glendronach 12 Year Old.

GlenDronach 14 Year Old Marsala Cask Finish
GlenDronach 14 Year Old Marsala Cask Finish

I really like sweet whiskies, so a Glendronach finished in a Marsala cask sounds right up my street

Glendronach 14 Year Old Virgin Oak Finish
Glendronach 14 Year Old Virgin Oak Finish

A replacement to a dram that was well received in the past, this 14 year old Glendronach has been finished in small batches in Virgin Oak casks.

Glendronach 15 Year Old
Glendronach 15 Year Old

Just before Christmas i tasted this Glendronach 15 Year Old as part of the Festive Drams tweet tasting from Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire and Arkwrights.

Glendronach 18 Year Old Tawny Port Finish
Glendronach 18 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Port finished and matured whiskies so this Glendronach 18 Year Old Tawny Port Finish was always going to be one that i would be drawn to.

Glendronach 1985 cask 1037 PX Sherry Puncheon
Glendronach 1985 cask 1037 PX Sherry Puncheon

This 1985 vintage matured in PX is a bit of an odd-ball as i was expecting it to be far sweeter than it was, with notes of spices, and lindt chocolate with chilli being at the front and some gentle sweetness hiding in the background.

Glendronach 1989 Cask 5476
Glendronach 1989 Cask 5476

Recently released the Batch 18 single casks series from the hugely popular Glendronach distillery range has landed, and run straight out the door, at most retailers, this 1989 cask 5476 is from that range of drams.

Glendronach 1991 Cask #5405
Glendronach 1991 Cask #5405

Another lovely single cask dram from Glendronach, this is from the Batch 9 single cask series, and is the Glendronach 1991 Cask #5405 distilled on 22/11/1991 and matured in a PX sherry cask.

Glendronach 1992 Oloroso Sherry Butt Cask 226
Glendronach 1992 Oloroso Sherry Butt Cask 226

Anyone who knows Tom well, knows that he isn't great with heavily sherried drams, so he asked me, Ben K, one of his work colleagues to help with some notes on some drams including this one.

Glendronach 1993 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)
Glendronach 1993 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)

This is an Abbey Whiskies exclusive bottling from the Glendronach Distillery, matured in an Oloroso Sherry Cask.

Glendronach 1993 Oloroso Sherry Butt Cask 42
Glendronach 1993 Oloroso Sherry Butt Cask 42

It's Ben K here again helping Tom out once again with the Heavily sherried drams that he doesn't get on so well with.

Glendronach 1994 18yo PX cask #3547
Glendronach 1994 18yo PX cask #3547

I've left this for a while after my issues with seriously sherried drams was making it difficult for me

Glendronach 1996 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1485
Glendronach 1996 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1485

This 1996 single cask which was matured in a PX Sherry Puncheon hits all the right notes for me, frirst up no rubber, but it does pruens, sweetness and edges of that bitter dark chocolate that i love.

Glendronach 2002 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1504
Glendronach 2002 PX Sherry Puncheon Cask 1504

I've been lucky enough to try a lot of good whiskies, some great whiskies and a handful of amazing whiskies over the years and even i was excited by the range of single casks in Glendronachs batch 14 releases.

Glendronach 2003 PX (The Green Welly)
Glendronach 2003 PX (The Green Welly)

This 11 year old 2003 vintage Glendronach was bottled exclusively to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum.

Glendronach 20yr cask 3400 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)
Glendronach 20yr cask 3400 (Abbey Whisky Exclusive)

I absolutely love getting samples where the deep dark colour of the whisky makes me smile and this Abbey Whisky exclusive Glendronach 20 Year Old, from cask 3400 distilled in 1994, did just that.

Glendronach 24 Year Old Grandeur Batch 9
Glendronach 24 Year Old Grandeur Batch 9

This is my first time sampling the Grandeur, which i've heard a lot of people rave about over the years.

Glendronach 8yo The Hielan
Glendronach 8yo The Hielan

I really like seeing nice new young expressions where the producers aren't afraid to admit the age of the whisky, there's no need not to in my opinion.

Glendronach Cask Strength batch 2
Glendronach Cask Strength batch 2

I only ever managed to get a tiny wee dram of the Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1 so i was really excited when my Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 2 sample arrived with the postman. (thanks to Glendr

Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 3
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 3

The lovely sherried goodness from Glendronach is always a dram i enjoy and this 3rd batch from their cracking Cask Strength series is no different.