Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair
Added on
17 Oct 2013 8:18 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 379.89

25 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.89 points

  1. SemperAugustus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Benila scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A different side to GlenDronach, not your 1993. Definitely a must try.
    • Nose
      Not what I expected, its soft and fruity, it's definitely sherry but not overly powerful. This is bramble jam, blackberries, black currants, all those dark summer fruits mashed, a compote. Liquorice notes coming into play, is that even a touch of absinthe I detect?
    • Taste
      Big and spicy, ginger snaps coated in chocolate. The jam from the nose appears, touches of tobacco and leather, so GlenDronach. A lot softer than most 1993 palates, juicy orange notes, mandarins and tangerines.
    • Finish
      Burnt sugar, caramel and a touch of sweet toffee, some of that tobacco and soft oak. Long.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Very complex and balanced, smooth and creamy, no faulty notes, very drinkable and enjoyable - same level as my favorite cask 101 - fantastic!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Heavy, meaty sherry notes, ham and bacon, nuts, dried fruits, nutmeg, toffee, milk chocolate, plums, dates, figs, hints of acacia honey - excellent!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, fruity, more dried fruits, more spices, more toffee, more nutty, coffee liqueur, subtle sweetness, more sherry wood, more meat and ham - great!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, little more woody but not drying

  5. dram_on scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    These Jan 15 1993 oloroso's (low cask numbers) are definitely the ones to watch out for ... 

  6. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    This release came without a tube or box

  7. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Glendronach 20 yo 1993/2013 (52,6%, OB for The Whisky Fair, oloroso sherry butt, cask #13, 668 bottles) Colour: deep amber. Nose: yes. A blend of the best rums (Jamaica and Guyana) with the best armagnacs. Everything is perfect, it's a Rolls-Royce cruising at 90 kmph. I feel I don't need to add anything. Let's move on. Mouth: there are a few pencil shavings coming through, it feels a little more 'engineered' than on the nose, but it remains very excellent. Bags of toffee. Love the notes of freshly squeezed oranges. Finish: long and spicier. Nutmeg first, then cinnamon. Oh, and ginger. Comments: feels a bit like a finishing at times, but quality's high. Extremely high. SGP:561 - 90 points.


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