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Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
24.09.1993
Bottled
10.2012
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Fresh Oloroso Butt
Casknumber
1617
Number of bottles
625
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Milan Whisky Festival 2012
Added on
03 Nov 2012 1:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 187,50

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. sherryrauch scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    This Whisky is very similar to the legendary hand bottling casks 1616 and 1618.

    The 1617 was distilled at the same day, was botteled in the same year and has been matured in the same cask type.

    Besides these "hard" facts, the taste is also very similar.

    All three are great Whiskys :-)

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Do not disappoint! The bottling has its strengths, which make the Dronach score relatively high. In comparison, I like # 1607 better. This bottling does not have this strong Pfeffrigkeit as this barrel with approximately the same alcohol strength.
    Nevertheless, a beautiful fierce / tart angular GlenDronach.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Right at the beginning an interplay of nuttiness, sweetness and an earthy fruit acid. The alcohol is something to hear in the nose, but still tolerable.
      Very interesting how earthy / dirty sour this bottling comes along (in a positive sense). I have to think of balsamic somehow. The part is by no means a flattery flatterer.
      Not the first 93 bottling with these flavors.

      Dark chocolate and cherries preserved in rum, dark red berries, combined with dry sherry-infused wood and spice.
      If you leave the glass covered for a few minutes, you can associate with burnt caramel, sweet cherry / raspberry and roasted nuts.
      The flavors disappear when Verriechen but relatively fast. What remains is the fruity, dry and spicy / earthy aromas with a slight sweetness in the background.
      Lovage I also associate and something like unvebrate tobacco.

      A few drops of water bring the spicy / sour notes even more apparent. This earthy note is really very dominant.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Short sweet, then sets in a quite dominant Pfeffrigkeit and flavor intensity as I wish for a Dronach in cask strength: Old Sherrynoten and beautiful Fassaromen characterize the taste. The seasoning of the barrel and the sherry's acid go hand in hand. The acid reminds me a bit of blueberries, sour / tart. There are also hints of walnut, leather couch association, toasty aromas, dark chocolate. However, I do not find a slight sulfur note like the # 1607 here. But there is a Pfeffrigkeit in the throat back that you like or must tolerate. Nevertheless, the sour old sherry aromas with the touch of retro style are exactly what I'm looking for.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is relatively long and lets me again associate walnut and burnt malt. At the back there is a strong dryness on the tongue.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    difficult Malt - takes forever to unfold in the nose
    • Nose
      88 88
      very earthy aromas, forest soil, grape skins, grape stems, grape seeds - bitter substances, tannins, tannins - after a long time (1h +) sweet and delicate flower aromas
    • Taste
      91 91
      full-bodied, dry, slightly sour sherry bomb with old school character and lots of wood and chocolate
    • Finish
      91 91
      the extension of the palate - only Glühweinaromen come to something about medium

  4. Rick78 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: even if at more than 57 degrees, alcohol can be felt but without stinging too much. The typical slightly dirty notes of GlenDronach appear here absent, or at least very weak (and here it is wet wood, cellar ...). It is a barrel 'dark': the fruit is not fresh, but in spirit, with cherry / black cherry really in the foreground; dark chocolate (the effect is mon cheri ...), licorice. Important the citrus component (quinotto); dried plums? Cloves / nutmeg. The water attenuates the alcoholic points and opens, with a more open and intense chocolate; notes of hazelnut cream (Nutella?). P: the alcohol here is more evident, and with it explode really exuberant tannins, almost too much. The overall effect is certainly not of a perplexious sweetness, but of austere woodiness: mind you, however, there are real bombs of mon cheri, cherry, orange, caramel, coffee ... Very compact; water is essential because it drowns the asperities of tannins, softening and making everything more creamy and fruity (dried fruit, English soup ...). Good, yes. Tiramisu? Coffee? F: sweetened milk, dried fruit, red fruit ... Exhilarating, intense and very long. What a final! The GlenDronach know how to be very dark, real made and finished monster sherry; this aligns perfectly with two other single casks of 1993 (# 1607 and # 1617) that we had tasted long ago, again thanks to the intercession of the mighty Andrea and Giuseppe. The distillery, we always say it to everyone, up to the nausea, is among those that in recent years has been able to work better, or at least has been able to put on the market sherry barrels of the highest quality http://whiskyfacile.com/2013/09/17/glendronach-19-yo-19932012-ob-for-milano-whisky-festival-cask-1617-572/

  6. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A fine single cask bottling. Complex, can take tons of water, changes
    its profile over time in interesting ways, and yet still perfectly
    drinkable at cask strength.
    • Nose
      Vivid, sweet, wood sap, pungent Oloroso sherry. Tobacco, mild kerosene,
      sugar-encrusted herbal drops. With Water: Fresh indeed. Camphor and
      menthol. The heavy-handed sherry has receded.
    • Taste
      The European oak imparts a slight bitterness right away. Densely herbal
      and fruity, with coriander, figs, plums, and cocktail cherries.
      Mouthwateringly sweet like demerara sugar. With Water: Absolutely
      Glendronach now. A fruitcake! Very close to the Revival or Allardice.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Not very tannic, but quite sweet and spicy. With water: more fresh herbal notes.

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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