Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Agency
de Germany
Added on
03 oct 2013 12:15 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 309.50

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75 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1993

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.07 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of the great, classic 199x Dronachs. Wonderful Oloroso, maybe a notch too dry for PX lovers, but really intense notes and a good abv to support it and allow playing with water splashes. Not sure if these nowadays 300-500 EUR prices for such a bottle are justified, but it surely's become rare to nigh impossible to get older juice of such quality nowadays for cheaper than, say, 300 EUR if you are lucky. Reg. sulphur, sometimes I seem to detect some after the bottle has been open for a few years, but on other occasions it does not pop up. All in all pretty much sulphur-free, thank goodness. Catch one if you can.

  3. Bretorianer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Slightly stinky at the beginning, light sulfur, which fortunately lays fast and makes way for a lot of tobacco, tart cake dough and roasted nuts. Markedly sour note, currants, blackberries, sour cherries, some soy sauce too. The sherry is overpowering here and keeps the aroma extremely compact, which also water can not really change, apart from a ripe citrusy, which is still to come.
    Mouth: Enormously powerful, very dry, as well as nutty in the taste, dry, with tobacco and roasted malt. Over time, bitter orange and grapefruit show little sweetness but good weight. He is getting more and more herbal, with black tea and roasted almonds.
    Finish: Very long, very close to the bitterness, with subtle citrus notes.
    Conclusion: No question, for Glendronach, or Sherry Malt fans this thing will be the absolute revelation here. And indeed, this whisky is of very high quality and fine elegance. Personally, I lacked complexity and sweetness. The nose gets better with time.

  5. gango4 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Although very sherrylastig but still wonderfully complex, the barrel leaves in the nose even clear the fruit the precedence and then takes over the command on the palate, without completely killing the sherry. The Brennereicharakter is already pushed into the background.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring beautiful sherry fruits. The alcohol is not perceptible as such, but bears the fruits wonderful. A little later, roasted almonds are added.
    • Taste
      A very powerful and spicy onset. Clear oak and ripe dark fruits. Ripe plums. With less heat, less fruit and more oak, so dark chocolate and coffee. With further slaps then the tongue has lived and becomes increasingly softer.
    • Finish
      Continue with some dark chocolate, dark fruits and dried raisins. Will dry and occupy the tongue in a furry way for a long time.

  6. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Amsterdam scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    This release came without a tube or box

  8. ApricotOne scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting note by Serge (Whiskyfun):
    Glendronach 20 yo 1993/2013 (53.6%, OB for The Whisky Agency, Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask #4, 664 bottles)
    Colour: deep amber. Nose: not armagnacqy this time, this is more
    oriental in a way, with whiffs of incense and sandalwood, a large plate
    of oriental pastries (honey, rosewater, orange blossom) and then a
    little bacon, pipe tobacco, cigars, humus and old Rivesaltes. Pretty
    unbeatable, I'd say, what I especially like is the fact that it's not
    heady at all, and pretty elegant. With water: yeah yeah yeah, more
    mushrooms, old cellar and such. Old books. Mouth (neat): perfect, even
    if a little hot at first sips. What's striking is the way it does not
    become sweet, and yet there's a big sweetness. In fact the spices and
    herbs are balancing the sweet fatness to perfection. Coffee beans,
    cinnamon, cloves and ginger plus oranges and maraschino. It's kind of
    'obvious', in a great way. With water: oh! Curries and chocolates plus
    tobaccos and mints. Kind of irrefutable. Finish: superbly dry, maybe not
    the longest ever but it's perfect, clean and even fresh. After Eight
    Mints, only much better. Comments: I think these 1993s have already
    become classics. This one's just another stunning example. Probably
    future legends, they just need a few extra-years in glass to become a
    notch smoother and to reach total stardom. SGP:462 - 92 points.

  10. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting note by Ruben (Whiskynotes):Nose: a very elegant and aromatic nose with
    a rosebud / rosehip syrup / waxed oak combination that is truly
    fantastic. Incensed church and old leather. Some earthy / leafy notes
    and bread in the background. Then some chocolate almonds and walnut
    cake. Just a little sticky caramel and meaty hints, but they come and go
    – easy to forgive. Mouth: sweet, with truckloads of figs, dates and
    sultanas. A slight gingery heat. Black cherries. Cinnamon. Slowly moving
    towards coffee beans and herbal notes. Cigar leaves. Drying out.
    Finish: very long, dry, with a nice bittersweet balance. Echoes of sweet
    A great middle-aged GlenDronach. Nice selection by TWA. In case
    you’ve missed cask #3 from the official single casks batch #8, check
    this out. And keep an eye on these 1993’s.

    Score: 91/100

  11. magic_slim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Top notch Glendronach - recommended.
    • Nose
      Huge sherry aromas at first nosing - and the good news is that it is sherry of an excellent quality. Notes of chestnuts, sandalwood, bitter chocolate and passion fruit. After a while it changes and becomes fresher, lesser sherry, with leather and whiffs of flowery perfumed aromas. Superb!
    • Taste
      Powerful on sherry and coffee aromas. Strong cold unsweetened green tea and herbs. Slightly salty as well. Extraordinary good.
    • Finish
      Long and dry on notes of tea and tobacco.

  12. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur Color: Amontillado sherry
    Nose: Fresh floral nose, mint and tic-tac-orange as further freshness components. Then waxy leather, earth, gum and some chocolate (Lion). No signs of wood!
    Taste: Creamy and powerful with a lot of vanilla, honeyed dates and plums, very salty and voluminous. Again a bit tart (coffee beans) with a lot of subordinate honey-sugar-sweetness, orange juice and herbs. Class!
    Finish: Long - always dry and dull with salty woody flavors (without tannins). Impressions of a bit of watery cocoa (not the creamy version) are left behind on the tongue.
    89 points (nose: 88 / taste: 91 / finish: 89)


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