Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master Vintage
Stated Age
25 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Casks
48.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2019 2:55 pm by Rumology.be

Average value

€ 284,74

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another proof that Rachel is breaking new ground! A very good and elegant malt, without question, but not what I love about Glendronach.
    The "new" Glendronach style is lighter and more flowery-elegant and the beautiful heavy sherry boards are unfortunately unfortunately a thing of the past!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Elegant, filigree sherry, juice orange, a hint of lavender, rose oil, Mon Cherie, raisins, light grapes, vanilla, subtle marzipan, alcohol is not to be felt, grape nut chocolate, red apples,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, dark chocolate, caramel sauce, nougat, English orange marmalade, candied ginger, effervescent powder, roasted coffee beans, lavender, pepper, pipe tobacco in the background, walnuts
    • Finish
      88 88
      Drying, spicy, roasted walnuts, pepper, dark chocolate, medium

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This one may require a shift of mindset when you're used to the 1993 single casks. It's much more subtle with more room for the distillery profile. Not inferior, but just a completely different kind of malt.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Caramel, apple, vanilla, yellow raisin, popcorn, hazelnut, ginger and cherry.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Yellow raisin, caramel, hazelnut, apple, gingerbread, honey and marzipan.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Gingerbread, apple, caramel, mocha and raisin.

  3. malty Joe scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    I can‘t make head nor tail of this...to me it is absolutely disappointing! Nice nutty notes and oak but it definitely lacks the depth of the ”older“ Glendronachs!
    Sorry, but personally I don‘t like the new style of Glendronach!
    Way too expensive for what you get!

  4. newman346 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dashi soy sauce, a little bit of raw tree branch, rusted iron, dry black soil, smoke.
    Espresso coffee, apricots, dark chocolate, burnt wood, black beans, bittersweet spices.

    The ripe red fruit is modest, the nuances of coffee and dark chocolate are strong, and the off-flavor is also noticeable.

    It is a sherry cask whisky with a profound feeling, but it was a bottle that I was not good at in 1993 Glendronak.

    The price was £ 250 (about 37,000 yen at the current rate), but I think that it is an unnecessary bottle for those who are buying single casks at this half price.

    The vintage features are often used and the scale is large, so it may be better to drink some time in the bottle.

  5. JürgenWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    absolute dissapointing

  6. detto scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Nose - Old leather, dark chocolate, rich oaky but not bitter, nutty, the sherry is really subtle and really elegant, no alcohol burn whatsoever but the nose is still strong

    Taste - Nougat, hazelnut, tobacco, pepper spice, toffee, jaffa cake

    Finish - Long, the dark chocolate transitions very well into the finish, some spice lingers for a bit and then the oak hits a little bit but never too much in my opinion

    Final Thoughts - I bought this bottle 3 months ago and it is nearly empty now. Right after opening it, I was a little disappointed and thought this was not very well made but with every dram this got better and better until this point. At this point this is probably the whisky I enjoyed the most until now. Up to this point that was the Glengoyne 25 but I think here is more with the right amount of oxidation...

  7. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A tough comparison to the myriad of stellar 1993 single casks. I feel like this lacks a bit of a punch, while still displaying a great breadth of flavor and aroma. All these impressions line up well with Glendronach’s house style. Perhaps the low strength invites you for more even quicker – a calculated outcome for better sales? I kid of course. Good stuff!
    • Nose
      91 91
      ‘Tis the stuff! A mélange of fig, honeyed date, and sugary rhubarb cake. The oak is present, but you need to search for it. Cucumber, honeydew, and heavy spice – nutmeg, glove, and some ground coriander.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty tame and gentle arrival for its 48.2% ABV. Rhubarb pie, mentholated tannins, cocoa powder, and orange jam.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium. Dark chocolate, black tea, and buttered Sunday buns.

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      warm, aromatic, at first a little spicy with wood notes, sherry, grape nut chocolate, complex and changing. Fruity component of dried and fresh fruits. Clear Sherry influence but without overlaying. Touch orange and a hint of vanilla. Appealing and stimulating to try.
    • Taste
      aromatic with warm wood notes, light fire and spice. Nuts, sherry, dry fruits, spices, orange, coffee, hint of cocoa, delicious and engaging.
    • Finish
      first hint of tart with oak and coffee, then tart-sweetish and fruity with some orange and dry fruit, a lot of fruity sherry, soft, finally slightly dry, ending with sherry for a long time. Delicious, a really good one!

  10. daverdaz scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Super balanced and complex malt that convinces all along with its quality.


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