Overall rating
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
Added on
20 Nov 2013 10:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 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. red71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  4. red71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Jnpons scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

    Powerful, vigorous, fruity, leather, wood.

  6. seanrussell scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    One of the nicest 93's I've had to-date.
    And you can't go wrong with a pick from Mike.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  8. OJK scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Heavy sherry but still so much fruit on top of tobacco and leather. Subtle smoke integrated with chocolate raisins and peppery dark fruits. Very complex balance even at the high strength.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glendronach? Blindly I leaned for Kavalan a moment so we were more on punchy fruit than on the big roundness of sherry. The most Asian of Glendronach then! ;-)
    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1658
    • Nose
      A little solvent initially, then notes of sherry or red wine. Freshness Somewhat woody. Coffee and chocolate. Some aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Generous fruit, vaguely exotic at times, very juicy in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Well spiced.


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