GlenDronach 9 Years Old (for Denmark)

Tasty Tastings Episode 74

Today is all about young Glendronachs, as I am reviewing five expressions aged between 7 and 10 years. So let’s see what the “young guns” have to offer!

This bottling is often referred to as Darth Vader because of the black labeling. It was matured for 9 years in Pedro Ximénez casks and bottled for Professional Danish Whisky Retailers.


GlenDronach 9 Years Old (for Denmark)

GlenDronach 9 Years Old (for Denmark)









Name: GlenDronach 9 Years Old
Bottled: 2014
Bottled for: Professional Danish Whisky Retailers
Age: 9 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: GlenDronach
Cask Type: Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles: 3,000
Strength: 48.0 % Vol
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Maybe not as much sherry as expected, but this works as well. Gunpowder upfront followed by dried apricots, creamy toffee, sour apple rings, oranges, raisins, honey cake and brown sugar.


Sweet and spicy. Figs, dates, and orange candies, accompanied by caramel and some dark berries. Hints of white pepper and oak in the back.


Long and dry. Mainly pepper and oak, alongside a whiff of citrus fruits and milk chocolate.


Quite mature for its age, but maybe less sherried than expected. Reminds me of the Octarine, although I liked this one a notch better.

Score: 85 / 100


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