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Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
91.32/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand-filled at the distillery
Vintage
19.03.1993
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
698
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792049
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
23 Jun 2018 8:22 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 599.99

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.32 points

  1. dig scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    came back from scotland and got this whisky right from the destillerie.was a crazy whisky. The price did not deter me this time, because I was allowed to try a sample first. Many spices make a great oak and a multi-layered paints strongly sherry-stressed but (despite the color) does not seem totally sherry-overloaded. very complex in smell and aroma. WOW, my personal best ever paints. You can tell that the d-managers know what they are doing. At Glendronach you do not let it rattle, if someone makes the effort and comes over there.
    the departure is eeewig. despite the 57, the alcohol is very well integrated and also with water it loses nothing, it only gets sweeter. I am not sure that I capture all these whiskys. very complex and probably tastes like more each time. a supermalt.

  2. smoked_herring scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Tried this one from a bottle my friend brought back from his trip to Glendronach in 2018, big thanks to him for letting me try this unobtainable old Glendronach!

    Color: Dark Amber

    Nose: Tiny bit of sulphur stands out but in the back it has some massive vanilla and chocolate fudge along with orange oils, lemon paste, earth, tea tannins, sultanas, cloves, fresh cut grass, lush silky caramels, new leather and roasted peanuts

    Taste: Very dry at first with some building sweetness, orange peel, lemon curd, cinnamon raisin toast, jammy raisins, burnt sugars, black tea, light paprika, vanilla bean, mace, more earthy and leathery notes, no sulphur showing up as big here, lots of gingerbread and soft tobacco leaf

    Finish: Medium to Long with jammy raisins, tobacco, sea salt, vanilla essence and toasted sweet buns

    Overall a very fun and well balanced Glendronach, heck its probably the best Glendronach I've had in a very long time! The nose is a bit sulphured at first but past that everything is fantastic, a great palate and a solid finish makes this one a very textbook (in a good way) sherry casked Speyside in my books but doesn't really do anything crazy (especially as it's mouthfeel isn't as chewy and oily as I would've liked) and punches just right in its weight class. A nice dram that I quite enjoyed on a cozy Christmas Eve!

  3. token scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    Thanks again to ... dig ... Awesome sample. My personally best glendron search for when under new management I like the new things sometimes better [as with 15er Revival] very harmonious and complex
    • Nose
      98 98
      What's more. Perfume made from cherry and fine wood coffee and a little cocoa. A bit floral and tobacco.
    • Taste
      97 97
      Strong but not alcoholic. There's really a lot of taste in there. The smell can be found again with a good wood and with a little water it is even more effective. Glorious.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Laaaange and sherry heavy in the end. And now there is more oak.

  4. markkuyper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  6. tribe scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very spicy and complex start. Directionally fruity.
    Remains in the mouth for a long time. Raisins and Christmas spices in the interplay. Nose and taste go hand in hand. Pops. Urgent buy recommendation. Tastes like fine wood almost smoky. Super balanced and gets even better from mouth to mouth. Give the barrel one more point now. Outstanding

    A small sample fills a whole room with an ingenious Malt fragrance ...

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