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
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Abbey Whisky
gb United Kingdom
Added on
20 Nov 2013 10:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 346.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.44 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Impressive. I've tried eight different '93 GlenDronachs and they are all great, but this is the most intense one. 91/92.
    • Nose
      A very mature, extremely heavily sherried nose. Prune, date, raisin, leather, mocha, dark cherry, tobacco, almond paste, red apple, spicy oak, herb candy (Ricola), hazelnut, cinnamon, eucalyptus, dark chocolate, apple syrup, orange, vanilla and smoke. The only less pleasant notes are those of glue and peppermint chewing gum, which take a moment to wear off. When those are gone they are replaced by some liquorice.
    • Taste
      Prune, date, dark, cherry, bramble, raspberry, almond liquor, pepper and marshmallow. A slightly lighter fruitiness than the nose, even though it's still heavy and treacly. Again a little mint as well. With water, the mocha, dark chocolate and even a little meatiness kick in.
    • Finish
      The mocha, dark chocolate and liquorice strike back. But there's also still the prunes and cherries, plus a touch of hazelnut and a whiff of smoke. Extremely long, sticks with you until the next morning.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A full-bodied traditional sherried character. Multilayered, perfectly
    balanced with depth and complexity. Tremendously creamy, spicy, sweet
    with lots of dried dark fruits and chocolate aroma, followed by a long
    and nutty aftertaste. GlenDronach spirit and Oloroso sherry - a
    fantastic example of a perfect symbiosis! This is whisky making in total
    perfection! If I had to choose only one bottle of GlenDronach from the
    fabulous year 1993, it would be cask #33 - NO DOUBT!

    • Nose
      Big and rich sherried nose with deep aromas of prunes, dates, raisins
      and sticky treacle. Delicate flavours of marzipan, luscious oranges and
      cinnamon emerge, accompanied by a whiff of leather (horse saddle),
      tobacco leaves, tender herbal notes, earl grey tea and a whiff of pencil
      shavings in the back. An absolutely gorgeous nose!
    • Taste
      Oh boy - this is rich, intense, sweet and creamy! Raisins, dates and
      figs nicely mingle with lots of Demerara sugar on the palate. This is
      immediately followed by a warming and lovely spiciness of pepper, cloves
      and some ginger. Fine notes of marzipan arrive, lingering with subtle
      bitter orange peel, dark chocolate, espresso and tender almonds and
      walnuts towards the finish. Very accessible and perfectly balanced.
      Simply perfect!
    • Finish
      A very long, sweet and spiced finish with Demerara sugar, marzipan and
      delicate cinnamon. Slightly bitter notes of oranges, expresso beans,
      almonds and walnuts deliciously mingle towards the end. Stunning!

      WITH WATER: A few drops of water slightly enhance the fruity and creamy
      character of this beauty on the nose. Subtle notes of flint stone and a
      few more herbs are added to this gorgeous nose. Sweet, creamy and less
      spicy on the palate with herbal tea, blackcurrant, marzipan, raisins and
      delicate walnuts. The finish is long, creamy, sticky sweet with
      oranges, cacao and lovely walnut flavours.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    intense sherry on red and black fruits, on soaked raisins, on candied apple, on prune, humidified oak, cold tobacco, pronounced peppery spices, caramel syrup
    return of dry glue, eucalyptus, vanilla, old leather, a winey side on wine vinegar
    it causes on wood, leather, macerated fruits, black is the order of the day, it's a little oily, a little bitterness on almonds, a little crushed nuts, debris to dust, chocolate black, coffee, and finally concentrated black coffee extract; the pastry and peppery spices tumble suddenly with the degree of alcohol, it stings a little, the sulfur
    fruits on the candied date, fig, prune, raisin, dust on the skin of the date, dark chocolate, a little toasted liquorice that goes with it
    a candy of zan sweetened with caramel, the strong coffee that remains on the tongue
    sherry, dry varnish, gripping oak, macerated cooked fruit, cooked vanilla limit burnt with the candied stick, the strong toasted back make for a very nice and long finish.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. OJK scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Raspberries and blackberries on the nose with rich honeys, aniseed, wood polish, leather and vanilla cream. Warm honey on the palate with banana bread, cinnamon and salted dark chocolate. Soft eucalyptus smoke creeping in on the finish without ever overpowering, remaining on forest fruits, citrus honey and leather. A dense and powerful dram which manages to remain nimble and elegant. A real Rolls Royce of a whisky.

  6. Vince' scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Absolute top single cask and one of the reasons for the good reputation of GlenDronach. In my opinion, the quality of today's bottlings has declined significantly and is no longer at the level of the 93 from January 15th. Profile is very similar to the Cask 35. Despite the strength of the alcohol, it can be consumed without any problems. Wonderfully complex and noble without a missing note!

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. red71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. red71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Jnpons scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color: slightly lighter than # 3400.
    Mahogany, coppery reflections, some greenish hints.

    Powerful, vigorous, fruity, leather, wood.


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