Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 16
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Feb 2018 9:28 am by Holbech
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 475.72

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49 × member ratings

137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] When I visited Glendronach distillery last time in 2014 the staff there was friendly and helpful - I could walk through the distillery even outside an official tour (because I had not much time). This time the experience was completely opposite: It seems as if the new owner trained these people to generate money whatever it takes - you can taste the distillery only bottling if you buy a tour only and are not allowed take any step outside without a tour ticket and a guide. Very disappointing (by the way, the distillery only bottling is slightly suphured)…

    ...what is a shame because this distillery still produces great drams. This one is another good example even if it is not "top-of-the-notch" by Glendronach standards. It is a clean modern sherry dram that is flawless and quaffable but bottled some 2-3 years too late so the wooden notes drive it a little out of balance. Nevertheless pretty good stuff!

    PS: ...and let the good people at Glendronach be friendly and helpful again, dear new owner! I am sure they sell even more this way...
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose offers a clean and balanced modern sherry profile with nuts, figs, raisins, prunes, spices, dark chocolate and more. Interestingly, it is not sweet at all. Water does not change a lot in the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is layered on sweet fruits and barley sugars followed by dark chocolatey and spicy flavours within a firm wooden framework. Water smoothes the taste and releases more chocolatey flavours but more bitter wooden notes (tannins) too. I like the neat dram better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whisky arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length with significantly more wooden notes than with the taste and a slightly drying-astringent ending (tannins). This dram was bottled a tad too late...

  2. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Amsterdam scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Batch 16 contains the following 15 bottles:
    1989 cask 5476
    1990 cask 1014
    1990 cask 7003
    1990 cask 7902
    1992 cask 103
    1992 cask 127
    1992 cask 334
    1993 cask 55
    1993 cask 445
    1995 cask 3311
    1995 cask 4038
    2002 cask 4648
    2004 cask 3342
    2005 cask 1451
    2006 cask 1979


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