Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
18 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
gb United Kingdom
Added on
06 jul 2012 1:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 271.57

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1993

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.30 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    saulecker swollen berries - tastes of 60 / 70s geilotmat - issue price ~ 99 pounds
    • Nose
      92 92
      Dream nose - fruit bomb, berries .. red groats - with chocolate chips - is getting better with every minute
    • Taste
      91 91
      square - pulsate - a little young and unruly - but delicious with a lot of style - probably more 90 - for me in the Kombo 91
    • Finish
      91 91
      a bit short - has only 18 - no 25yo - in the league he plays but

      he cumulates - 3. Minischluck he is mega

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I was really looking forward to this GlenDronach and am happy to have picked up a couple of cl to refresh my former impressions from the pub.
    What can I say, this "Distillery Exclusive" filling absolutely hits my nerve and I like in contrast to the newly launched on the market 93 SCs GlenDronach simply better.
    Intense with real corners and edges and without being overly sweet. All flavors hit me completely black. However, those who appreciate the PX bottlings and their sweetness of GlenDronach will not find it here.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Deep dark red berries, burned malt, lovage and a slightly dirty sherry note with a good dose of wine-like acidity, dark chocolate and a pleasant hint of sulfur. Strangely enough, an association of Black Forest cherry cake comes to my mind. After a while, the spicy-vinous acid component increases. Modrig wet or
      Sherry-infused wood and nutmeg accompany the previous flavors and provide additional complexity. After a few minutes you can find this burnt-on malty note again, which somehow reminds me of a retro style of the seventies and in this context I would not deny a certain trace of smoke flavors. Overall, the nose develops from sweet berries to retrosherry with cognac notes, spice and old leather couch. With a drop of water, the spice and Möhrigkeit increases. I also hear a small pinch of bitter almond or marzipan.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Intense, oily and concentrated. For a short moment fruity sweet berries with chocolate - going towards "mon cherie". But then explodes an intense wine or woody dry acid notes with burnt flavors that remind me a lot of smoke.
      Overall, these two flavors of aroma alternate until ultimately the spicy notes of the barrel outweigh. The retro style of the malts is even more pronounced in the taste than in the smell; paired with a minimal aromatic sulfur note and nutmeg. I am uncertain whether the associated smoke note is produced exclusively by the sulfur.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Burnt walnut, intense spicy oak and old leather couch complete the impression. Drying and heavily woody with coffee notes, dark chocolate and a wine-like residual acid. Overall, a slowly weakening aroma of the actual taste.

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a type of whisky that you could almost buy blindly. It can't be bad. Also, this one is very good.
    • Nose
      Crikey, what a nice nose! It's not for the faint-hearted, but if you aren't, you'll like it. Sulphur in the form of struck matches, caramel toffee, molasses, red berries, roasted nuts, coffee beans and dark chocolate. With water: the heat is cooled a little by some spearmint and orange juice.
    • Taste
      Punchy and savoury. The fruit shows more now, with not just dark berries, but also orange and prune. Yes, there is still plenty of coffee, dark chocolates, and a mix of nut (almond, hazelnut, walnut). It get's earhy on tobacco too. 
    • Finish
      Wonderful finale, which is rather dry (yes!) but veeery long. It's nutty, savoury, earthy, and a little fruity. Warming and very pleasant.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best part.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Its good but to me just another heavy generic sherry, it could be anything.

    Quality whisky for sure and very drinkable its just that its not what I am after in a whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet ripe plum and black currant jam, black cherry, ripe plum and raisin with some old leather notes.

      Quite restrained
    • Taste
      Heavy sherry, plum, thick caramel, chocolate and some woody bitterness at first mixed in with dark chocolate and a little orange.
    • Finish
      Quite long and vibrant with a zesty tail but still a little bitterness.

  6. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: as for the cask # 1610, rotten 'dirty' notes (leather, unmade wood), 'marsalate' (okay yes, it's sherry, not marsala, we mean however, no?) And balsamic vinegar, notes but not they are caresses but real punches. They must like ... Then, bitter chocolate; fruits ... 'neri' (???), or blueberries and blackberries. However, there is no fruit explosion. With water, it opens up a little, with coffee notes; dates. In making it more readable, wood also increases. P: at first, dry and direct, a bit 'inappropriately; in short, beautiful woody. But then nuclear missiles of red fruit explode (cherry, still blackberries); maybe some tobacco. With water, sweetness takes over: hazelnut, raisins. Very peppery notes (some spicy, spicy chocolates). F: not as long as you might expect, but many red fruits, chocolate, coffee candy. The most 'dirty' notes are never set aside, even when the red fruits actually explode. It is a real sherry monster, less complex than the previous bottling but still very high quality, as we are now used to expect from this exquisite distillery.

  7. Whisky-in-Wiesbaden scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Original price at the distillery was 119,90 GBP in jul 2014 !!!

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Birthday tasting 2014 with Aby and JJ
    • Nose
      wood smoke, some sulphur?, floral, fudge, earthy - mushrooms and syrup - stroopsoldaatjes
    • Taste
      very full with syrup, raisins and spices - white pepper

      because of the raisins this looke more like a PX cask
    • Finish
      long with bitter fruits, spices and cinnamon

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mocha, raisin, prune, dark cherry, leather, date, hazelnut paste, cranberry, orange and oak. A very intense nose, but water pretty much kills it. It goes towards blackberry jam in that case but loses a lot of punch.
    • Taste
      Prune, dark cherry, blackberry, mocha, dark chocolate, raisin and roasted almond. In comparison with a slightly younger '93 GlenDronach I suddenly get a clear leather note in the taste as well.
    • Finish
      The fruit hardly survives in the finish. Dark chocolate, mocha,
      hazelnut, espresso, eucalyptus and only in the background a little blackberry jam.

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Sjaunja scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Original price at Distillery was 74,99 GBP November 2012

  12. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Classic Glendronach for me. Nothing more, nothing less. This is why Glendronach is one of the greatest distilleries at this moment. A personal gift of Billy Walker and Donald McLellan we received during our stay at the distillery for the 2013 Usquebaugh Society club bottle selection in March 2013.
    • Nose
      A typical nose of Glendronach from the Single Cask bottelings of the last few years (do we ever want something else anymore?). Chocolate. Coffee. Heavy wood. Of course loads of sherry notes. A little sulphur as well.
    • Taste
      Sweet. round and rich. Sweet fruit cake. Stewed fruit of figs and dates. Raisins and prunes. Lashings of currants. Slightly spiced. Leathery notes. Honey with a perfect combination of oranges, caraway, orange blossom honey.
    • Finish
      Long. Peppery and bitterness. Sherry. Lots of oak.

  13. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Classic Glendronach profile, highly reminiscent of the recent 18yo standard release, but the higher strength retains more intensity of flavour and allows for a bit of added water to release more aromas and flavours. Full and rich nose with plenty of rich fruits and Christmas cake. Slightly dry on the palate but a nice long and warming finish. Distillery only bottling. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. Coepenicker Whisky Herbst 2012
    • Nose
      sweet, mealy, sherry, vanilla, butterscotch, leather, granite, slight plastic/rubber note. (87)
    • Taste
      bitter, dry, sherry, mineral.(84)
      Later: sweetness develops slowly over time and balanced out the dry & bitter notes. (86)
    • Finish
      sherry w some sulphur, blackcurrant (86)
      Later: sweeter & better balanced (88)


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