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GlenDronach whisky reviews

GlenDronach distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1826, currently active
Owned by BenRiach Distillery
www.glendronachdistillery.com

GlenDronach 15y ‘Revival’ (46%, OB 2009) – 83/100

GlenDronach 1959/1960 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 1986, Royal Wedding) – 91/100

GlenDronach 43 yo 1968 (48,3%, cask #1, distillery sample) – 94/100

GlenDronach 40 yo 1971 (48,5%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1436, 583 btl.) – 83/100

GlenDronach 38yo 1971 (49,4%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #483, 544 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 39 yo 1971 (48,8%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry butt #489, 541 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 37 yo 1972 (53,3%, OB 2009 for LMdW, oloroso cask #705, 399 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 39 yo 1972 (49,9%, OB 2011, oloroso cask #712, 466 btl.) – 93/100

GlenDronach 38 yo 1972 (51,5%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry butt #718, 396 btl.) – 92/100

GlenDronach 37yo 1972 (54,8%, OB 2009, oloroso cask #719, 474 btl.) – 94/100

GlenDronach 31 yo 1978 (51,2%, OB 2010, Oloroso sherry puncheon #3315, 522 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1989 (54,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #2917, 618 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1989 (53,2%, OB 2010, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3315, 522 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1990 (50,1%, OB 2011, PX sherry puncheon #1032, 728 btl.) – 84/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1990 (57,9%, OB 2010, oloroso sherry butt #2621, 546 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 22 yo 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1991 (50,4%, OB 2011, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3181, 624 btl.) – 89/100

GlenDronach 18 yo 1991 (51,7%, OB 2010, Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #3182, 633 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1991 (49,9%, OB 2013, Pedro Ximénez puncheon, cask #5405, 702 btl.) – 78/100

GlenDronach 16yo 1992 (57,2%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #1140, 598 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1992 (59,2%, OB 2011, oloroso butt #161, 500 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 21 yo 1992 (59,8%, OB 2013, Oloroso butt #195, 566 btl.) – 82/100

GlenDronach 19 yo 1993 (53,7%, OB for LMdW & The Nectar 2012, oloroso sherry butt #12, 623 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (52,6%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2013, oloroso sherry butt #13, 668 btl.) – 90/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (53,6%, OB for The Whisky Agency 2013, oloroso sherry butt #4, 664 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 20 yo 1993 (53%, OB 2013, oloroso cask #5, 645 btl.) – 91/100

GlenDronach 16yo 1993 (60,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #523, 634 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1993 (60,5%, OB 2010, oloroso sherry butt #529, 627 btl.) – 75/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1994 (60,1%, OB 2011, oloroso butt #97, 617 btl.) – 77/100

GlenDronach 17 yo 1995 (56,6%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 2013, Pedro Ximenez puncheon #4682, 631 btl.) – 85/100

GlenDronach 13yo 1996 (59,4%, OB 2009, oloroso butt #193, 399 btl.) – 83/100

GlenDronach 14 yo 1996 (57,2%, Malts of Scotland 2010, oloroso cask #195, 287 btl.) – 82/100

GlenDronach 10 yo 2002 (52,8%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2013, Pedro Ximénez puncheon #710, 665 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 11 yo 2002 (52,1%, OB for The Whisky Agency 2013, Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon #712, 624 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach 8 yo 2002 (58%, OB for Cask in a Van 2010, cask #4521, Virgin oak hogshead finish, 312 btl.) – 82/100

GlenDronach 8 yo 2002 (55%, OB for Cask in a Van III 2011, PX sherry butt #2009, 660 btl.) – 86/100

GlenDronach ‘Cask strength’ (54,8%, OB 2012) – 90/100

GlenDronach ‘Cask Strength’ (55,2%, OB 2013, batch #2) – 88/100

GlenDronach Grandeur 31 yo (45,8%, OB 2010, 1013 btl.) – 88/100

GlenDronach Octarine (46%, OB 2010) – 81/100

GlenDronach 14 yo Sauternes (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100
GlenDronach 14 yo Virgin Oak (46%, OB 2010) – 81/100
GlenDronach 15 yo Moscatel (46%, OB 2010) – 85/100
GlenDronach 20 yo Tawny Port (46%, OB 2010) – 83/100

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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