Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
25 Jahre Whisky.de Exklusive
de Germany
Added on
21 Jun 2018 1:47 pm by dRambo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 379.90

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90 × member ratings

241 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.29 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Very strong nose! The aging of a quarter of a century in a First Fill Sherry Butt and the high alcohol content (still 59.2% cask strength!) Clearly indicate that the GlenDronach is not an aromatic lightweight. After the first breaths above the rim of the glass (the alcohol stands out easily), I ask myself the not unimportant question, whether the malt was completely overrun by the sherry or taste still a wonderfully coherent overall picture will deliver? But in turn: within a good half hour, various flavors have unfolded. Heavy sherry notes without end, raisins, plums, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark forest honey, slightly sweet pipe tobacco, burnt crumb crème brûlée, dark chocolate with cocoa content beyond 70%, strong leather aromas, a touch of coffee, balsamic and spicy notes of oak very interwoven.
    • Taste
      Incredibly full-bodied and strong. The strong alcohol pushes powerful and leaves together with the spicy wood notes a handsome tingling at the tip of the tongue. The heavy sherry notes are omnipresent: Dried fruits, Christmas spices, leather, balsamic, pipe tobacco, dried orange peel, creme brulee, dark forest honey, roasted gravy, a touch of malt beer, espresso, plenty of dark chocolate and strong oak notes give the GlenDronach a nice complexity. The mouthfeel is already noticeably bitter and dry. As GlenDronach fan and sherryliebhaber is reached for my feeling in this single cask bottling the sherry border. It is incredibly difficult to say how the whisky would have evolved in the next few years, but the filling time after 25 years has been very good for my personal taste.
    • Finish
      Very long, sherry without end and spicy. Again heavy sherry notes with a lot of dark chocolate, blood oranges, walnuts, leather and strong oak notes follow. The GlenDronach leaves a slight bitterness and a very strong dryness on the palate.

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Old leather, polished oak. Dusty attic, some candle wax, old raisins. Sweet pipe tobacco, a hint of menthol, some BBQ sauce and dark balsamic vinegar. Forest floor, tree bark, leaves. Behind it grated orange peel and raspberry cake. Eucalyptus, sage. A touch of diesel.
    • Taste
      Heavy and spicy. Leather, walnut, steak pepper. Some beeswax, honey, marzipan. Crème brûlée with orange slices. Lots of old wood and chocolate sauce. Rump steak, espresso. Long with a sticky, dry bitterness.

  3. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    a viscous sweet "sticks" after pouring all the flavors. the whisky needs 25 minutes in the air to develop.
    • Nose
      sherry, plum jam with cinnamon sticks, dried dates / fig potpourri, whistle tobacco (danske club vanilla), a touch of balsamic vinegar & leather, sugar cane honey.
    • Taste
      sherry, liquid honey, orange-dark chocolate with caramel splinters, roasted almonds, pepper mix, oak.
    • Finish
      oak, cherry, tobacco, leather, cocoa - dry and long towards the end, occupies the tongue.

  4. 11insomnium scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nosing: Deep dark, dried fruit, buttery-sweet creme brulee, strong and fruity sherry, raisins, voluminous, many spices with oak, behind it a light, alcoholic note, vanilla and fragrant heather with leather

    Tasting: Full and heavy sherry, dark fruits, intense powerful and spicy, brown sugar, bittersweet, oak

    With water: still very strong, fruity and spicy

    Comment: Very aromatic and ripe. Here you can see the age. Needs 30min in the air to open. You get an incredibly fruity-sweet kick to brown sugar, if you quickly put air between your teeth, the whisky would be in the mouth.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Saulecker, after that a whisky evening can end.
    • Nose
      old wooden stairs, furniture polish, floor wax, resin ... forest honey, cola gums ... there is more to come, but I stop before it gets too esoteric. ;-)
    • Taste
      full board - oak, beet syrup, Storck giant, dark berry jam, roasted almonds, tobacco, leather
    • Finish
      long, lots of dark chocolate, oak, cola, old leather

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Powerful but very balanced - good complexity, no faulty notes - fantastic!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dried fruits, plums, figs, dates, dark honey, milk chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, sherry notes - very fine and balanced - excellent!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, citrus fruits, blood oranges, subtle sweetness, spices, pepper, sherry wood, dark chocolate - great!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, more spices, more chocolate - really good

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    what an ingenious wood-eating flavor monster - I can well imagine that it overwhelms some, but if I want mainstream, I buy an allardice or parliament. Of this I have much more in the glass and do not need a drop of water at almost 60%!

    I'm really excited about what Hotte has chosen for his anniversary. He certainly represents a flavor extreme in my bar - but I think so just so awesome :)
    • Nose
      92 92
      Mulled wine and Christmas market in the glass, red berries, heavy red wine, high-quality balsamic vinegar, chocolate, a lot of cinnamon and cardamom, tree sap, beeswax, whole cascades of sweet wood and leathery tones - very deep and heavy, but so mature that I without caution deep into the glass can sink
    • Taste
      93 93
      syrupy, it runs slowly and tough over the tongue, leaves a thick aromatic film of liquid oak - tannins, astringent, mint and essential oils meet cherry jam, plum jam and forest berry smoothie with ginger and chilli to come lilac and jasmine flowers, a more pronounced leather note, the Chew also furniture polish and a lot of delicious waxy notes, spices from the Christmas bakery meet dark chocolate and some apricot jam
    • Finish
      92 92
      bittersweet, dry, warm, chocolate and a wax-bound wood film on the tongue - it pulses under the still-vibrant aromas while exuding the calm of a wooden mountain hut with leather sofa, sheepskin and fireplace, where I enjoy my warming mulled wine with a dash ,

  8. MorningChoe scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  9. The_Independent scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glendronach at its best!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, full and round, deep, sweet sherry, morello cherries, plum compote, old balsamic vinegar, forest floor, leather, some wet wood, oak spice. Great!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, spicy, sweet, then very powerful, peppery, sweet, sour, spicy, intense sherry, oak, again old balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, dark but hardly bitter chocolate, mouthwashing. A great explosion of flavors.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium to long, intense melting chocolate, sour cherries, some coffee, tobacco, nice and spicy and becoming woody and dry at the end. Very tasty but still the weakest side of this whisky.

  10. Mik scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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


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