Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling - Batch 17
Stated Age
25 years old
Port Pipe
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Aug 2019 10:10 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 395.82

35 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.37 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Orange oil, hot wax, brand beans, grapefruit, old books, chocolate sauce, almonds, apricots, a hint of apple cider vinegar, prunes
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very oily and creamy, grape nut chocolate, raisins, marzipan, apricot jam, pepper, vanilla, walnuts,
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long and warm, with pepper, chocolate and walnuts

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Genteel. Blood orange, grapefruit, some beeswax. Tree bark, moss. Behind apricot jam on toast, a trace overripe papaya. Leather, pipe tobacco, dusty loft.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity and spicy. Oranges, marzipan, beeswax, white pepper. Some mango and vanilla. Dark Chocolate, Earl Gray Tea.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    the first time I had him at the regulars' table in the glass - today he gets more peace and attention and he thanks him - I like his independence, although he remains recognizable as Dronach - the dry acidity also reminds me of older vintages - you chew it really long come out delicious portnotes with a lot of tobacco - I like it better today - I would still not loosen 300+;)
    • Nose
      90 90
      fine fruity acidity - unusually "dry" acidity for a Dronach, dusty book spines, waxed wood, a lot of ground leather with a fresh burgol note, laurel, nutmeg, date, (blood) orange, dry, slightly yeasty red wine, grape stems / seeds, with more time clearly tobacco - excitingly spicy-fruity - with lots of time also beautiful floral notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      somewhat dry, extremely leathery - freshly waxed, chocolatey, sour cherry jam, somewhat layered dried figs - laurel oil, nutmeg, pepper, freshly spicy peppery wood influence - rather light and therefore unexpected and unusual,
    • Finish
      91 91
      slightly dry green wood, after eight, pepper, rosemary, tobacco, nice and tasty bitter notes - reminiscent of espresso, always a syrupy sweet and sour cherry note

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    you have to like the style - very dark chocolate, nice wood.
    I would have expected more balance with the price called - I am missing some fruit and some acid - it is already very spicy - chocolatey - woody side

    (Had him blind) Somehow the drone genes can be recognized - even if the port can be irritating. Nice whisky - I wouldn't buy it for the price
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Lakerfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Something different from Glendronach's legendary 1993 vintage: a port cask maturation! On the nose: Dense and layered, initially a little shy but then there's a load of fruit and succulent sweetness. You'll have to take your time to deconstruct this one. Orange, apricot, plum, blueberry, passion fruit, fig and maraschino cherry. Then a milk chocolate/caramel combo, whipped cream, popcorn, molasses, marzipan and Crema Catalana. Some beeswax, pepper, almond, mint and a sour mustiness too.
    In the mouth; oily, mouth coating and it behaves like an older sherried whisky, with a sour tang. This definitely was finished on port instead of matured. Orange, raisin, plum, apple, cherry and mango. Very fruity again and ofcourse the sweeter notes haven't disappeared either.
    Caramel, Belgian praliné, jaffa cake, brown sugar and cotton candy. Leather, pepper, balsamic vinegar, walnut and a little smoked meat too. The finish is long. Sweetness lingers with caramel, walnut and ripe fruit.

    This must have been a ruby port cask if I had to guess. Then again, 25 years on ex-port would kill a malt so I don't believe this was a full maturation. You can be honest, Glendronach.. I won't bat an eye this time as it is a delicious malt! Nowadays way too expensive, unfortunately.

    Based on a sample.

  7. JungleDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Budman90 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Old Port Glendronach. It's different to the old Sherrys, but soll good

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

  10. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F21 B22


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