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Overall rating
90.92/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
19.03.1993
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
656
Number of bottles
556
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
UK Exclusive
Added on
28 Feb 2018 6:44 pm by Sachin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 385,50

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39 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.92 points

  1. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Heavy sherry balanced with good sweetness - I expected nothing else from a Glendronach - great
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense, sherry, tons of raisins, fresh rubber, coffee, brown sugar, more dried fruits - pretty good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, creamy, coffee shake, dark chocolate, dried fruits, dates, plums, good sweetness, more sherry wood, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, cloves - very good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and burning, but you really don't feel the high abv of 57.9% which is more than 100proof, still sweet, some teaish notes in the end

  4. VinzClortho scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    One of the "5 Sisters" along with the Green Welly Stop and Abbey Whisky exclusives. Nose and palate: very similar so Ill describe together.First taste upon opening: strong impression of dark honey
    .

    Later taste: The sweetness has faded to low-medium level. Balanced. A rivulet of oak sap and an amber line of honey stroll together down a tree trunk, each briefly outcrawling the other. English breakfast tea brewed strong. Integrated solvent, the glue on the back of envelopes. A late hum of fruitiness that is good. Intermittent and fleeting notes of elegance, tartness, dunnage warehouse. Faint ocean salt water hangs in the air but cant quite be tasted.Complexity: low - moderate. The transitions between flavors are subtle.Color: medium chestnut.Viscosity: towards the viscous side.Not: Not highly bright, not richly fruity, not oversweet, overly tannic, , smoky, bitter, sulfured, leathery, watery, or medicinal.

    Finish - a shorter to medium length buzz of oak, sometimes a fruitier note, an occasional late faint waft of a savory-salty kettle-corn note like a ben nevis or old pulteney 17.

    Overall impression : In a word, balanced. A bit muted for now, but if the fruitiness increases even slightly with oxidation I may end up liking it a lot. A more concentrated 1st cousin of 18 yo Allardice with a strong resemblance. A second cousin of vintage 1992 Mace Windu.   Less intensely fruity and rich than 653, but also minus the bitter note I get at the finish with 653, which to me makes 656 preferable.
    Score: 88.5. I expect to raise this a point or more as it improves with time.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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