Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
24 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
de Germany
Added on
02 may 2018 12:04 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 724.50

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149 × member ratings

399 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1993

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.84 points.

  1. Mirka666 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    A subtle change .. This is probably the most cask I have ever drunk ... A few other bottles fell, but the holy grail of Glendronach ... This barrel was exceptional in everything from the smell to the finish

  2. jmtsi scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    raisins and loads of tannins, not much more

  3. whisky_knight scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I was stunned into quiet contemplation during my 1st, 2nd and 3rd drams of GlenDronach 1993 Single Cask Bottling, Cask #660. To note, it tastes nothing like the standard GlenDronach 12 Year, 15 Year Revival, 18 Year Allardice nor 21 Year Parliament. (And all of those standard bottles are standout.) But you can taste the “DNA” of GlenDronach in this Single Cask bottle.

    I’m not sure what crazy magic went into Cask #660, but this is the best GlenDronach bottle I’ve ever tasted. It is legendary.

    Color & Appearance: 1.7, Burnt Umber. Gorgeous natural color. Being in a sherry butt for 24 years might have something to do with it. :) Super slow, oily thick legs that take forever to fall.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sherry, stewed figs, caramel, zero ABV burn (even at 59.2% ABV!), raisins. After a bit more time, chocolate, blackberry jam.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Incredible mouthfeel. Thick, almost viscous. Stunning! Glorious complex stewed berries, dark stone fruits, plums, figs, cherries!

      The mouthfeel continues to remain strong, there’s sweet ginger. At a whopping 59.2% ABV (118.4 Proof), it doesn’t even bother: It’s *so* smooth and well-integrated. One of my hardcore whisky buddies was shocked when I mentioned the ABV (he thought it was so balanced he wondered if it was only a 46% or 49% ABV bottle).

      Letting it sit on the tongue just a bit and you awaken a bigger explosion of real fig and dried fruit flavors and sweetness, then caramel. My tasting notes literally end with “gorgeous, absurd!”
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, beautiful finish. Stone fruits sweetness. Dark chocolate (quality 80% cacao), zero woodiness, zero ABV burn on the finish. It’s so well balanced.

  4. bikenerd scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Chocolate, nougat, coffee beans, ripe dates, wood-flavored, strawberries, sticky-sweet

    A few drops of water are good for him, but he is not an open water swimmer.

    very good, but unfortunately now too expensive

  5. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ruben found some words for that beauty on:

  6. Bucke scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    For me it is by far the best Glendronach I have drunk so far. Everything is just right for me here. The price is still ok in 2020 compared to similar single casks. I think this bottle will soon be out of stock. It's a shame ... I can only recommend everyone to treat themselves to this bottle. For me it plays in the upper league. I don't need to write anything more about the notes. The connoisseurs here wrote everything. Simply a great experience ...
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Moses scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    If you come from the bright side like me, it will be very difficult to stay objective with this dram. I realize that I have arrived here at a high Glendronach level. Accordingly, I will now build up the necessary respect in order not to unnecessarily reveal my bourbon nerd feelings. I will also not address the topic of PLV. Out of place.
    • Nose
      The alcohol stings ... sorry, you can't do that without water. Uhaaa, almost 60%, get the forest fairy. What's going on here.
      First thought, furniture polish sherry note. I guess these are the usual dark sherry notes without having to list all nouns. Nothing exciting when viewed from the side. So as a bourbon freak, that's pretty hardcore. I would say this is the darkest side of the sherry world. Very, very wild and dominant. Somehow something. Don't let go
    • Taste
      A big sip immediately shows the full craftsmanship. Barrel management at the highest level and maturation at its finest. Bottled at exactly the right time. Yes, that's different, but nothing that completely overwhelms me now. Overall, however, an incredibly creamy, full mouthfeel of the upper class. Leak mio. The hammer.
    • Finish
      Long, longer, very long. Wow, I didn't expect that. I rarely had this kind of farewell. I have to say, an extremely deep finish. Respect to Glendronach. But ! Anyone who knows the Family Casks, which are in the same price segment, knows as well as I do. The journey doesn't just end there by train to Moscow. Instead, with every barrel you experience a new kind of journey to know and love. Just noticed in passing. Just wanted to mention Glenfarclas again.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    with patience and hand warmth a wonderful "Darksherry" nose without mistakes with a lot of pulsating life and complexity

    on the palate rather one-dimensional sherry hammer - high quality but just not exciting enough for ü90 for me
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    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Color: terracotta

    Nose: dark fruits, nutty, herbs, raisins, slightly mellow wood, Honigmet,

    the alcohol is present but not disturbing and well integrated.

    Taste: here, the alcohol is really present and almost too stormy, then comes a sweetness of honey and caramel but also a light woodiness, block chocolate, raisins, plum, light peppery,

    Over time it becomes creamier and the alcohol becomes more pleasant and the sweetness becomes more intense. So for me you have to leave him something first and thus takes time first.

    Finish: long, sweet but also tart and woody,

    Is a nice representative of the sherry-stored whiskys who have not yet drowned in sherry.

    Although I'm not really a fan of sherry maturity, I like it very much and was a worthy passenger on the bus. :cool:

  11. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. Hobbit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A few minutes in the glass and some warmth left the initial alcohol sting. Christmas spices and massive sweetness are now dominating the start. Followed by blackberry jam, very sweet milk chocolate and some marzipan. Lots of sherry, honey, sugared oranges, a hint of menthol

    thickened fruit juice, berry compote, extremely sweet, a lot of sherry, honey, licorice, the oak pushes something with but comes through the sherry load, dark chocolate, milk coffee, pleasant roasted aromas, raisins, dried dates, very well integrated alcohol

    longer and warming with, oh what a miracle, sherry, a lot of creamy sweetness and a pleasant portion of wood (oak and cocoa), some mint "refreshes" the sound of something.

    After the mouthfeel a dilution is absolutely not necessary here. This bottling is difficult for me. I do not want to look for the hair in the soup but you have to say that this filling absolutely hits the nerve of the times. I mean that, however, negative. A very sweet sherry bomb. You do not really need notes, it is sufficient if you as a reader just imagine everything, what one of dark fruit and sweet aromas, which are associated with sherry, imagines, and uses for nose, mouth and finish alike. For some is Schoki, jam, dried fruit, etc., for the other just sugar syrup, plum compote, cocoa .... My list of aromas above is far from exhaustive.

    It is really a high quality sherry bomb and I do not want to say that it would not taste great, only the GD is quite one dimensional - sherry in oak - end. Which brings you back to a fundamental discussion. The best whisky (for me) is the one who takes me on a (flavor) journey. Exciting turns and developments as well as extraordinary flavors. I do not think so with the style ala Glendronach. Therefore, I see him in the base, taking into account the totality of all whiskys also overvalued. In the category of modern sherry monsters, however, as a very very good whisky.

    I still enjoy it very much!

  14. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  15. Gris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It looks like Whisky-Tester tasted too much whisky and that he's is drunk :|

  16. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full and deep. Old raisins, dried plums, dark cherries. Dark chocolate, molasses, sugar beet syrup. A touch of rosemary and lemon thyme. Old rotten wood, marzipan potatoes, hazelnut. Orange jam on toasted toast.
    • Taste
      Oily, syrupy. Dark cherries, plum jam, overripe raspberries. Orange softcakes, a little clove and cinnamon. Fir honey, a hint of beeswax. Stone oven bread, cocoa powder, brown sugar. Caramel, walnut, espresso. Long.

  17. ulamog87 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    A singlecask by Glendronach as it is in the book, the oak makes itself clearly noticeable after 24 years, but it is very good. He actually makes no mistake. For me it is a significant increase to the 18s or 21s of the standard range. It is a matter of taste all times. With its price of about 200 € a true recommendation, how much more value he has to decide for himself.
    • Nose
      Dark sherry, caramel, toffee, old dusty cupboard, fir resin and eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Very powerful peppery and engaging, with good acidity and sweetness that stimulates the salivation. The wood flavor is so strong that an interplay of sweet and salty arises.
      Also tolerates water.
    • Finish
      Enormous finish, a lot of oak with bitterness you have to like. The finish is very busy and very long. Certainly a European oak barrel. Drying but still in the frame.

  18. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Comment: a wonderful Glendronach, as the fans love him. Strong sherry, just under 60% alcohol, which is wonderfully integrated and a complexity that makes this malt a representative of the Champions League. If you do not already have one, you should absolutely secure a bottle before this piece of jewelery is sold out.
    • Nose
      What a nose !! Glendronach at its best! Deep dark, heavy sherry exudes in the room. Dark dark chocolate, walnuts, espresso and hints of berries, a hint of cloves ... A dream!
    • Taste
      This continues in the mouth. Dark chocolate (85%), roasted coffee, overripe dark fruit reminiscent of a Christmas cake, roasted chestnuts and a lot of dark sherry. The alcohol pushes properly with its 59.2%, but does not bother. Overall, the barrel is very present, but everything harmonizes wonderfully.
    • Finish
      The finish seems to be endless. The sticky sweetness and the delicate bitterness of the coffee and the dark chocolate alternate. It remains and very pleasant mouthfeel that demands a second sip.


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