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Overall rating
91.95/100
votes
116
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
660
Number of bottles
616
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060399686785
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
02 May 2018 12:04 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 362.85

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.95 points

  1. Hobbit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    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

    Taste:
    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

    finish:
    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.

    Total:
    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!

  2. 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.

  3. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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.

  4. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  5. ulamog87 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    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.

  6. 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:

  7. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. mosesumike scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

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