Glendronach 21 Years Parliament

The Glendronach 21 Parliament gets its name from a colony (=parliament) of crows who've been nesting in the trees next to the distillery for 200 years. It's been matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

The Glendronach 21 Parliament gets its name from a colony (=parliament) of crows who've been nesting in the trees next to the distillery for 200 years. It's been matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

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7640
Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
21 Years
48%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso, Sherry - Pedro Ximenez
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Plum:
Herb:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Blackberry:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Nuts:
Orange:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Leather:
Caramel:
Berries:
Grape:
Tobacco:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Honey:
Almonds:
Cake:
Clove:
Fig:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Nutmeg:
Peach:
Pepper:
Anise:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Malt:
Oil:
Pear:
Salt:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Oak:
Herb:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Nutmeg:
Chili:
Peat Smoke:
Coffee:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Berries:
Cake:
Honey:
Blackberry:
Grape:
Raisin:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Clove:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Orange:
Peach:
Pineapple:
Herbs:
Anise:
Ham:
Heather:
Finish
Spices:
Sherry:
Oak:
Sweet:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Oil:
Pepper:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Honey:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Apple:
Berries:
Cake:
Cherry:
Clove:
Date:
Hay:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Lemon:
Mint:

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Tasting Notes 11

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13. Jul 2016
Nosing:
SherrySweetOrange dark fruit
Taste:
SpicesCloveNutmeg
Finish:
Long finish
Nosing:
A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits - notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance
Taste:
Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins
Finish:
Long and lingering
Comment:
12. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: SherryCakeRaisinDateVanillaMalt

Finish:

Comment:
04. Nov 2018
Nosing: SherryFruitSweetOakSpices

Taste: SherrySweetSpicesFruitOakChocolate

Finish: SpicesOakSpicesSherrySweetChocolateCoffeeDark Chocolate

Comment:
Tomasz
21. Oct 2019
Nosing: CherrySherryDried Fruit

Taste:
SherryFigDried FruitOakCaramel
Finish:
quite long and on the beggining very strong
Comment:
Well balanced, strong in taste, mouthfilling, 48% on tangue is quite delicate but a bit harsh when you swallow, so needs a bit of water, and with water the taste is not so deep.
I definitely prefer 18 YO. I thought 21YO will have more development from PX casks.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good dram of whisky, but for me not wothy actuall price, especially when we have 18 YO so much better and more affordable.
09. Sep 2018
Nosing: SherryRaisinHoneyLeatherOrange and a hint of Dark Chocolate that I almost missed (detected through a whiff taken somewhat further away from the glass)

Taste: SherryAppleNutmeg and an ever-so-slight bitterness that is reminiscent of Coffee , but is clearly a supporting undertone rather than attempting to play full-on harmony

Finish: SherrySweet and Almonds at the end of a long finish that is true to this whisky's magnificent core

Comment: The nose is the star of this whisky. Taste and finish are direct echoes of the elegant scents presented.

The layers offered by The GlenDronach 21-year old are perfectly complementary at every turn. There is at no point a flavor or scent that departs from this whisky's profile. Every facet builds upon its predecessor.
23. Mar 2015
19. Apr 2015

Comment:
Pineapple
17. Sep 2017
Nosing: SherryFruitSweetSpices

Taste: SweetSpicesChocolate

Finish: SweetOakHazelnutCoffee

Comment: full of sherry aroma, very sweet whisky. it was very nice
11. Nov 2020
Stats: single malt whisky, 21 yo, Oloroso sherry casks + Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, 48,0% Vol, 0,7l

Color: black sage honey meets mahogany

Nose: Total sherry domination, a bit of pine tree and oak, no smoke. Aged in a mix of sherry casks, feels like you're actually entering a forest where those rooks reside. Fantastic smell, a touch of smoke too and rich feel of nutmeg, clovers and cocoa. If you decide to stay long enough, there's a strong feeling of vanilla overcoming your senses. If you ever used Madagascar vanilla essence, this is it. I could get high on this. :')

Mouth: Cocoa and coffee with a touch of pepper, maybe like dark chili chocolate. Nicely bitter, allspice and nutmeg, spicy. Really strong and intense, passionate and wild, like a Christmas affair.

Finish: abrupt but short explosion of nutmeg/allspice and sherry, rather peppery end with subtle smoke. A bit dry and a bitter tannin finish, notes of liquorice and wood. A bit of bitterness remains, as in life.



Overall: Got it from fine-whisky.de for around $130. After adding a few drops of water, the scent becomes more complex, and the fresh-paint feel is replaced with subtle smoky company. And I had to take a bit of real chocolate afterwards, since the feel reminded me so much of it, and my palate wanted to feel complex aromas again. However, I do feel it's a kind of a love-or-hate whisky, maybe it'll be a bit over-oaked and menthol-like for some. It's complex, but it may be too complex, too over-oaked. Even though its name is far from politics, it could be connected, since it seems that it does divide people.

A posh brother of 15yo, who didn't stay pre-med all his life. A type of whisky you hide when your friends come over.

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