Whisky Connosr
Buy Whisky Online

Glendronach 20 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

Average score from 3 reviews and 3 ratings 83

Glendronach 20 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

Product details

  • Brand: GlenDronach
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 46.0%
  • Age: 20 year old

Shop for this

What next?

  • Add to cabinet
  • Add to wish list
Glendronach 20 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

This GlenDronach in their ‘Wood Finishes’-range is a respectable 20 Year Old. It was released last summer after having spent a few months in a Tawny Port pipe.

The nose is a battle between sweet and sour. The sweetness of raspberries battle the sour of blackberries. Fruity is the least you can say. With a surprising trace of smoke and a little waxiness.

The attack is very spicy and the fruit gets overpowered by the port. Sour conquers sweet. Black grapes, mon chérie bonbons (both the licqueur and the chocolate). Towards the end, it turns quite bitter.

While the finish is tremendously long and still heavily spiced, the death is too bitter to my taste.

Well, this is a bit of an odd one out in the otherwise, imho, pretty good wood finished GlenDronachs. Maybe this just isn’t my thing. Whatever the case, I’m not fond of this one.


Nose : Sweet prunes , choya liqueur , port wine , dates , honey. Thick and sexy. A joy. Palate: Thick oily and viscous. Sweet sugary entry with the dried fruit compote on the second wave. The tawny port is very noticeable and is adding an interesting dimension, while not overshadowing some anise and and liquorice candy. Finish :Long, sweet turning spicy with milk chocolate and burnt sugar.

Bottom line:

This is a really warming, sweet, and satisfying after meal dram, excellent stuff to sip in front of the fire in a cold winter day (If i had a fireplace, and if we really had any cold winter days here in Israel…). A real treat of a dram, adding the port profile to the sherry maturation, and not over imposing.This dram is not widely available on all shops, but still can be found on some online retailers sites (see link above).

Lovely stuff. Liked this one best of all the four finishes I’ve tasted in the last weeks by GD.


GlenDronach 20 yo Tawny Port (46%, OB 2010)

Nose: much closer to the original GlenDronach style. Slightly vegetal sherry with mixed spices. Some honey. Blackcurrants. A light hint of smoke?

Mouth: rich, with darker port notes but a nice acidity of sour cherries as well. Sultanas. Chocolate. Toffee. Slightly herbal towards the end.

Finish: long, herbal and spicy.

This wood finish is a little closer to the common sherry releases with the port adding a deep fruitiness.

Popular GlenDronach whiskies