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Overall rating
91.39/100
votes
117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
19.03.1993
Bottled
09.2017
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
652
Number of bottles
544
Strength
60.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399685962
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of Abbeywhisky.com
Added on
30 Sep 2017 9:36 am by sengjc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 319,00

42 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

227 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.39 points

  1. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Smokeinmymalt... So, as you don't like "heavy-loaded" sherry whisky, you really think this whisky deserves such a bad note? Giving that note, you look like saying this is a really really bad whisky (and almost this is not real whisky), worse note than for most of the poor quality whiskies we could find. Did you really find this whisky SO disgusting? (Did you even tried it?). It looks like you give a lot of bad notes (1/100! Which whisky deserves that note? Did someone piss in your glass? XD) to a lot of great whiskies that the majority of people like, without any comment. So, what the hell is wrong with you? :|

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This is the best non-1972 glendronach I've tried. I can't wait to try the sister cask, #653, that Green Welly Stop released a weeks after this, as part of their own anniversary. This is one of my best buys of the past year. Abbey is developing a strong reputation of picking excellent Glendronach casks (1993 #33 and 1994 #3400). Probably why this particular cask sold out in about four hours from their online store.  
    • Nose
      A deep, dark complex nose. Coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark cigar, bitter cherry, cough syrup, new cow hide, old wood furnitures. A glorious nose, very beguiling, despite a very strong ABV. Likely an oloroso cask. 
    • Taste
      Heavy, thick, viscous (do they all mean the same thing?), vinous, even sweeter and fruitier than what the nose suggested. A monster, yet, so incredibly balanced. I don't need to add water to this at all, yet it swims very, very well. 
    • Finish
      Very long and sticky finish that clings to every part of your tongue, which, ladies and gentlemen, is how a whisky is suppose to end!

  3. Lorion scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I'm blown away. Exactly what I love. And yet complex and interesting. Water is a great addition and makes the very good whisky an absolute Ausnahmewhisky. But the Oloroso barrel is pretty dominant, you have to love that. Since I do that ... 94 points
    • Nose
      If you could smell blackness, that would be what I would expect. What a wall. A wall of oak and plum jam. Full and intense. You can feel the cask strength, although it does not sting uncomfortably it fits the spicy oak. Herbs come through, sweetish herbs. Kreuzkümnel, dill, mountain pine. Parallel to this, the plum puree is joined by toasted white bread and trail mix with a high raisin content. In the background lightly fermented aromas occur. Attached fig. Every now and then, the alcohol nipples in the nose. Dark chocolate mixes with old leather and potato cellar. Fruity espresso. Water : A few drops of water make the whisky much softer without losing its intensity. First, the flavors remain similar, then it suddenly changes. Herbal candies. Sweet, fresh, orange peel. Is this an approach of the focal point character? Milk chocolate, grape and cheese skewer. Some fruit acid.
    • Taste
      Sweet and syrupy at first, then throbbing, but not extreme. Plums and figs. It starts a tingle. It is getting drier. Hints of tobacco are noticeable. Raisins, leather, chocolate. Juicy with resin and herbs. Dark, sticky fruits in the dessert, which pull the water out of the mouth. Water : Creamy, full of chocolate and plums. The oak is now seasoning with pressed wood. Juicy and woody, sweet onset, then drier.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Figs in chocolate coat. Something plum jam stays. Hardly bitterness, delicate roasted aromas. Leather.

  4. Smokeinmymalt scored this whisky 56 points Member Junior

    Gris, yes as a matter a fact I did try this Glendronach. I also heard from pretty reliable source this is one of many recent releases that have been re-racked by the distillery team more than once. Hence my term it is more Sherry than whisky. What the hell is wrong with me you ask? Well, I expect my malt whisky to be to malt whisky not re-racked in heavily seasoned sherry casks which end up covering every bit of distillery character there ever could have been. Your response proves my point, too many "newbie" whisky people are more into sherry flavors than actual single malt scotch flavors, getting all butthurt about someone calling this out proves that.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    fascinating malt - at first it looks like superimposed - dried fruit notes on too much wood - with more time in the glass - rounder, tastier - Bluetentraum - very full-bodied fruitful dense - sherry bomb
    • Nose
      Balsamic reduction, sherry, dried cherries, very sweet pine resin, rose water, subtle orange, date, cinnamon, clove, infinitely deep, feather blossoms - later blueberries - jasmine, orange oil, - great floral notes of sherry and vanilla - creme brulee.
    • Taste
      very fragrant, deep red berry with intensive barreling - concentrated, very spicy, caraway, resin, licorice, juicyfruit chewing gum, vanilla, increasingly soft
    • Finish
      long, bittersweet, tender woody, dynamic, complex, - chocolaty - with cinnamon, cream and wax - getting drier

  7. Pauci scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    What a sherry board. After this full - no EXTREME probably feels even better - laden with sherry and wood Hell Paint, which comes with perfectly integrated 60.6% is not even a high-percentage and young full-pot smoke-in-the-press Islay whisky.
    This Dronach you can not always drink, but if he fits and you're on it is the kind of good.
    Thank you for allowing me to try Andi!

  8. Smokeinmymalt scored this whisky 56 points Member Junior

    This bottling and it's high score proves, unfortunately, most sherry malt fans prefer sherry flavors than distillery character. This is closer to straight sherry than scotch.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      46 46
    • Finish
      31 31

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