Glendronach 12 Year Old Original

Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
WhiskyGlendronach 12 Year Old Original
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
TypeSingle Malt
CaskSherry (Oloroso),Sherry (Pedro Ximénez)
Age12 years old
Abv43%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amber

General description

heavy sherry, wine, raisins, sheep's furr (sic).
wood, raisins in the taste, then spice, long dry finish with bitter wood, marzipan, nuts.
very good whisky.

says on December 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 66/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

little to cherry loaded

says on December 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Whisky très doux idéal après un repas

says on November 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Volle smaak. Je ruikt en proeft sherry. Mooie whisky.

says on November 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Dominant Sherry flavor. Great sweet aftertaste.

says on November 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 67/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

zacht zoet met tofee en noten.

says on November 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

hinting at the depth of the 18-year, but is a bit chemical for my taste.

says on November 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Ik kan er kort over zijn: geweldig!! En neus van donker, sappig fruit, toffee, rozijnen en iets als een nat herfst bos. De smaak is zoet, fruitig, sherry en vol. En droog mondgevoel en een bittertje als van cacao tot slot. Wauw !

says on October 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

sherry warm Vanilla stil al lil Sharp edge on it. i like it al of👌

says on October 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Warm, dark fruit. Nuts.

Nose

dried fruit up front. Nuts behind the fruit

Palate

Hotter up front than I expected at 43% ABV. palette and nose match up in regards to the fruit. some sour fruit notes mid and late palette. tofee and hint of vanilla. touch of oak.

Finish

pleasant. slightly sour notes but not unpleasant.

says on September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruit and sherry, did not do it justice my first try..had it after Lagavulin. Will need to try again on its own.

says on September 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

very smooth taste of fruit nd anilla, not much smokeynes in it. a really good cherry whisky

says on August 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

This certainly is a sherry monster; packed full of dried fruits, golden syrup and spice.

says on August 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Old oak

General description

tres bon. chaud mais veloute

says on August 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

My favorite sherry matured 12 year old whisky. Matured in a combination of PX & oloroso sherry amazing value for money sweet and fruity on the palate nose floral notes the finish is medium smooth and sweet this is a must try whisky especially at this price range.

says on July 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Wärmend und an Fruchtmarmelade erinnernd. Etwas für die kalten Tage.
Feiner Tropfen.

says on July 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good.

says on July 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruit, balanced, spice finish

says on July 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Fruity, vanilla, oak, sweet but not too much, pleasant

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not overwhelming, but very nicely balanced.

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Lovely warming fruits over an oak character. Very smooth drink without sacrificing the full body.

Nose

Rich fruits, citrus, mulled wine spices.

Palate

Creamy, smooth, rich oak, soft fruits & sherry sweetness. Dry finish.

Finish

Warmth is present from mid-palate and slowly diminishes.

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

strong sweet note. crisp finish

says on June 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

lekker zacht

says on May 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth

says on April 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

At last, the long awaited tasting of my Glendronach 12Y (bottled 2013) which is actually 18Y because of the 6Y distillery closing.
For more info on this topic check: https://wordsofwhisky/glendronach-is-a-lot-older-than-the-label-says/

This dark amber 43% Speysider spent it's years on a combination of PX en Oloroso wood.
It is unfiltered and uncoloured.

After pouring, sweet dark sherry fruit raises from my (with long legs covered) glass. Raisin, prune, blackberry and vanilla lead out but ginger, hazelnut and bakery oven complete this wonderful nosing.
Alcohol is nicely hidden.

Harsh and hefty sherry oak on the palate at first zip. It feels a lot stronger than the 43% at this point. But with every following zip, the palate improves. Until it all ends in a soft sweet and creamy coffee, caramel and spicy fruit.
Nice improvement of the hefty start.

The medium sweet warm teethcovering finish, offers heavy dark sherry and dry spicy oak along with a nutty toffee. Very nice and the best part of the tasting.
Powerful tasteful and balanced I would call this one.

I didn't have this 12Y without the 6Y bonus, so I have to guess that this bonus one became heavier, oakier and darker with every bonus year duh.

I liked this one very much. It's a heavy sherrie bomb that comes very close to the Allardice.
I have to rate this with at least 92 points.
Cheers!
Go get yourself one of this bonus year bottlings.

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Lovely whisky to relax with. Tastes like walking through a cherry orchard.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekker mild

says on March 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

stark Sherry in der Nase, süss, Vanille- im Mund sehr angenehm mit mittlerem Abgang. Sehr schön für den Preis

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

mooi startende whisky

says on February 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Sweet sherry, orange fruit, and vanilla on the nose. Very enticing beginning which doesn't disappoint on the taste. Rich and creamy with fruit and honey on the palate. Silky smooth finish with a slightly nutty and slightly bitter orange aftertaste. Really engaging for a 12 year old.

Nose

Sherry, orange, vanilla

Palate

fruit and honey

Finish

nuts and bitter peels

says on December 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very good for the price. I liked the rich smell of nuts. Didn't like wet ashes in the finish.

Nose

nuts

Finish

wet ashes

says on December 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

I had a very good approach with this whisky. Rich and fruity nose and quite comes sweet taste.
While going deep into it, it revealed a bit flat, especially for the sweet sherry notes. Not bad at all, but you can find something better for a similar price.

says on October 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Wow! What a strong nose of fresh oranges, or orange zest. Remind me a bit of La Copa vermouth. Sweet and smooth on the tongue followed by a bit of spiciness. Still some orange zest. Longer finish than I was expecting. The only place I notice a hint of smoke is in the finish. I'm impressed.

says on September 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100

General description

Fantastic tasting whisky, best for price range, sweet, smooth yet complex taste, giving pleasure determining the various flavours present, medium to long finish

says on July 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

schmeckt genauso wie der glendronach 2004 aber nur ein kleines bisschen schwächer

Nose

intensiv alte Fruechte

Palate

yeah good, brennt in der Zunge. bleibt lange im Mund

says on June 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

heerlijke volle whisky met een hele volle afdronk. zeer de moeite waard!!

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sehr gute Sherry Bombe

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

lekkere whisky​ niet te zoet.
voor mij een blijver

says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice sherry dram

says on April 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very, very nice! Pricier than I like, but you get what you pay for with this Highlander. Complex and flavorful, this would be my go-to Highlands whisky if not for my limited budget.

says on February 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

very tasty sherry cask whisky!!!

says on September 24, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 52/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

redelijke middenmoot

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Flavour profile

  • Spice
  • Sweet
  • Sherry
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla
  • Oak
  • Raisin
  • Malt
  • Dry
  • Cream
  • Orange
  • Caramel
  • Wood
  • Chocolate
  • Bitter
  • Delicate
  • Warming
  • Cinnamon
  • Balanced
  • Ripe
  • Plum
  • Pear
  • Long finish
  • Honey
  • Good
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