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Glendronach 1993

Overall rating 49 votes 90.23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
15.01.1993
Bottled
10.2012
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Casknumber
26
Number of bottles
614
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
UK Exclusive
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
19 Nov 2012 5:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300,00

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: $ 395,00

Buy in Market

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 24
Taste 24
Finish 23
Balance 24

Tastingtags

4 Notes

tuntime
Expert Junior tuntime Note
11 Oct 2014 11:02 pm
tuntime gave this whisky 92 points

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.


numen
Expert Senior numen Tasting note
05 Jul 2014 6:29 am
numen gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnt umber
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.

Comments

sample from a friend.

granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Note
08 Mar 2013 11:01 pm
granella2003 gave this whisky 92 points

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

Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Ralph Hiltrup Note
09 Dec 2012 7:09 pm

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."


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