Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
UK Exclusive
Added on
19 Nov 2012 5:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300.00

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64 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.55 points

  1. tuntime scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I was intrigued to try this after Danish Whisky blog named it Whisky Bottling of the Year for 2012 (http://goo.gl/rwtmTU).

    His review is spot on - there's a balanced, integrated complexity that I haven't found to this degree in other 1993 Glendronach single cask releases - giving it a mature sophistication.

    I can spend a long time with my nose in the glass, it's a pleasure to breathe - there's a complex softness and maturity, just lovely. Fruit is integrated rather than punchy.Very balanced on the palate, elements of dark fruit, cocoa, and oak spice coordinate wonderfully, evolving smoothly and in concert.

    That consistency continues on through the finish - just an excellent selection. Maturity and a smooth complexity throughout - evoking the sherried whiskies of time's past.

  2. numen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    sample from a friend.
    • Nose
      Takes a few minutes to really open up. Then it starts on a ton of spice, mince pie, a little coffee, dates. Loads of softly varnished soft (red) leather. That is, this is a classic richly sherried dram. Who could argue with it? Spanish brandy, even with a little salt and a single penny (for those who know the stuff). Cinnamon, nutmeg. Rich spice bread (a little undercooked on the inside, but the exterior slightly singed). Water makes it a touch spicier and more broadly sweet. Sandalwood and cedar emerge as well.
    • Taste
      Spicy on entry, ginger and chili, and then coffee and leather, accounting for the oak. Burned raisins and a little less spice than was on the nose. Same general track. Water turns the 'bitter' notes more fully to coffee and coffee grinds, but a smooth and gentle cup of it. salt. Thick raisin and date jam. Burned and singed spice bread, too.
    • Finish
      All the same, and it just continues. A little dry. Lots of coffee and leather. Some fruit. If you like big sherry bombs, this is a good 'un. And I do.

  3. granella2003 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This Glendronach boasts notes of chocolate cookies and roasted Java coffee

    beans. The dense aroma leads into a chocolatey palate with persistent chilli

    spice and a little crystallised ginger. The finish is long and rewarding with

    intense sherry cask flavours

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1549
    • Nose
      Very vinous (cooked wine) and very deep. Juicy promise. Leather. A cherry note found in some bourbons. With the opening, honey and Nutella!
    • Taste
      Creamy, caressing, almost unctuous, it is full of hazelnuts and honey. Very nice alcoholic integration.
    • Finish
      On the cocoa and some red fruits in ambush.

  5. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes:

    Appearance: Rich ruby - mahogany.Nose: Chocolate, figs and spices in abundance.Palate: Layers of dark chocolate and orange in harmony with nutmeg, raisins and delicate spices."A winter UK exclusive bottling from Glendronach, following up 2011`s
    excellent 1995 PX matured dram with a 1993 also from a PX cask. This is a
    dark, stick and decadent dram, perfect for the festive season."
    TWE  (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-18790.aspx)


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