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

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.48 points

  1. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Sherry ... Glendronach is really an expert in this area, no complaints. (Anniv evening of 03/03/18)
    • Nose
      Big Sherry with all that characterizes it as sulfur and red berries. A real Winey side.
    • Taste
      Very nice balance. Light attack but very dry. A glendro very Sherry but keeps a beautiful finesse. Sulfur and red fruits present.
    • Finish
      Nice length on Sherry, coffee and spices. There is also vanilla and this little vinous Sherryiesque :)

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just perfect.
    • Nose
      Dark notes of nutty oloroso sherry descend from the glass into the nose. Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, meaty malt, oxidising grape, but also red fruit and orange. 
    • Taste
      It's thick and chewy, but pleasantly drying on lots of spices such as pepper, clove, and cardamom. Next to that, there is this typical meaty, nutty and dark oloroso, along with red fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, and marzipan. 
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, with warming cinnamon and cardamom, clove, coffee roast, marzipan and hazelnut, and stewed plum and orange marmalade. 

  6. joho did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


  7. Landryn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another very good single cask bottling by Glendronach.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, a bunch of plums, plum marmalade, nuts, juicy overripe oranges, raisins, old leather, hits of tobacco.
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, fruits, leather, cherry, oak, chocolate, oranges.
    • Finish
      Long. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Brutal good maturing, very complex, multi layered oloroso.
    My best from Glendronach (up to now).
    • Nose
      Matured oloroso, fruits: apple, orange, plum and date, raisin, marzipan, cinnamon, leather, tobacco, herbals, mint,
      coffee, chocolate, wood, sawdust and motor oil
    • Taste
      Rich, creamy, sweet, spicy, fruity: cherry, date and fig,
      spices: pepper, ginger and clove, sweet oloroso and bitter orange peel, coffee, marzipan, nut and almond
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, spicy: burned sugar, tobacco and dried fruits

  10. 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.


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