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 82/100

About

The Glendronach distillery is located near Forgue, in the Scottish Highland whisky district. Glendronach was founded in 1826 and is currently owned by BenRiach. Glendronach is known for its wine cask finishes, which often result in a very prominent sherry flavour.
Reviews of Glendronach 12 Year Old Original
says on November 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

on the nose dark fruits, raisins, creamy fruit cake, and some almonds.
on the palate cream with light sherry spice, red fruits and some oak
on the finish mouthwatering, sweet oak

says on November 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a very nice whisky with lost of sherry influence.
on the nose i get dark fruit and milkchocolat, nice spices and fruitcake.
on the pallet there is a lot of spices and sherry sweetness. finishing with some mouthwatering oak.
one of my favorites

says on September 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very gentle and friendly Sherry with sweetness and fruit, lovely dram to relax with.

says on August 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

easy to drink, very soft and easy whisky to enjoy throughout the week

says on August 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 63/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Hot and boring. Avoid!

says on July 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Burnished

General description

My go to "simple" sherry dram. a lovely combo of spices like nutmeg, ginger with a strong sweetness and sherry palate

says on July 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Total sherry bomb. it starts with Cinnamon and Baking spices, quickly turning to a nuttiness that's almost bitter. It reminds me of raw walnuts. The sherry fruitiness takes over and gives tons of dried fruit and honey, I even get grapes on the nose. The finish is long and warm, much nicer than you'd expect from 43%. I definitely recommend it for sherry fans.

says on June 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

sweet, fruity, rich sherry and hint of honey

says on June 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruchtig, Sherry in der nase.
starker Sherry auf der zunge mit wurze.
mittellanger Abgang.

says on May 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Tawny

General description

good sherry type. taste go away quite fast.

says on April 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

clear, oak, fine, fruits, raisins

says on April 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Brown sherry

General description

果香,花香之间又带有一丝丝轻微泥土的味道,作为一款重雪梨,已经非常饱满,颇为成熟。

Nose

雪梨,奶油,香草,蜂蜜,果香。

Palate

奶油般顺滑,接着太妃牛奶包裹着酸葡萄李子等果味,还带有一丝高地轻微的泥煤风味。

Finish

橡木,胡椒,水果,泥土,煤油。

says on April 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

Vlak van smaak valt snel weg.
Niet complex
Klopt voor in de mond wel maar achterin is hij weg

says on April 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Very nice all around whisky. The palate follows the nose. The sherry cask maturation gives a lot to this dram.

says on April 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Sherry notes and spice.

says on April 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fruchtig / spicy / Vanille

says on March 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

very warm and full, and not at all what I expected...

Nose

fruity with hint of vanilla

Palate

starts off spicy... gives way to a Sherry and oak taste.. very full flavored for me tasted very thick...

Finish

a grapefruit taste slowly faded into almost a nutty flavor that lingered for a very long time

says on March 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Sherry, fruits and subtle sweetness. with light chocolate notes. GlenDronach is one of the best when it comes to Sherried Whiskies. It is fairly priced and if you have any love for Sherry whiskies, you need to get this one.

says on February 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Strong, smooth and spicy. Some earthiness and wood, no smoke and not sweet.

says on February 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

One of the best whisky.

says on January 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

erg lekker

says on January 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Nice. Malty, sweet, some honey, strong & smooth.

says on December 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

milde fruitige whisky

says on December 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth Scotch, little vanilla taste, short smooth finish

says on December 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

initial nose is slight allspice, ginger, sourfruit candy, taste, honey, vanilla, apple, pear, slight bite and a fairly dry finish.

says on December 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

raisins, fruity, creamy, mild

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 November 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
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, kruidig, fruitig, sherry en vol. En droog mondgevoel en een bittertje als van cacao tot slot. Wauw !

Nose

rozijnen, donker rood fruit, herfstbladeren

Palate

rood fruit, kruidig, vanille

Finish

kruidig, vanille, cacao

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 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

this is my defining meaty, sherried scotch. full bodied, richly sweet, it tastes of ripe red fruits.

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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