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Overall rating
90.45/100
votes
152
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
19.02.1993
Bottled
05.2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
475
Number of bottles
627
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH80550
Barcode
5060088798577
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky & The Nectar
Added on
09 Jul 2014 12:15 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 245.33

55 × in wishlist

152 × member ratings

277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.45 points

  1. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    To much varnish for me to score higher, but still a decent dram. 

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dark, woody and earthy. There is quite some polished oak and sandalwood in the beginning. Then the dark fruit (sultanas, date) and appelstroop join the nose. Behind that is a nutty side (walnut) and an earthy side of dark black tea, damp earth and cocoa.
    • Taste
      Quite thick, oily and sweet associated for an Oloroso single cask. Cherry liqueur, polished wood, cinnamon, mocha, raisin, and milk chocolate. At the end, pepper comes in.
    • Finish
      Long, on dark sherry, walnut, pepper, cinnamon, coffee and date.

  4. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of the blackest drams I've ever had, you gotta like the stone-y and peppery kick on the palate but boy, what a palate ! Tremendous experience, quite an extreme beast once it crosses your lips. But I might have wanted a more expressive nose actually. 
    • Nose
      Varnished wood at first then blueberries and black fruits allsorts quickly get the center stage. Herbal black tea, blackberries, blackcurrants … the whole remains very "light" though, fresh and almost a bit shy. Liquid dry dark chocolate whatever that means (I'm so sorry) in a liquorous guise, like rum baba or tartuffo. Complexity reveals itself with patience. By subtle fruity episodes : raspberries, figs, blood oranges, peonies, kirsch, blackberry yoghurt. Or by spicy ones : cloves, carraway, pine scones (not the resinous side, rather the big dry pine-y scent). A very dry and blackesty black chocolate rules over this nose. And yet really it's not heavy at all, it's quite laid-back and discrete.
    • Taste
      Now we're talking. Starts soft on alcohol with black chocolate syrup, açaï berries and blackberries and then there's a huge power-spike that reveals the main note : a fat minerality like graphite or raw blue stone. Really getting the image of chewing black stones. Blackfruits are still massively around, blueberries and blackberries especially, raspberries too, the black chocolate, along with a big nervous pepper kick, cloves, fresh bitter almonds … Bombastic stuff. Grape marc and coffee grounds. Perfect elastic texture. Actually not that sweet.
    • Finish
      Coffee grounds again, minerality, woodiness and astringency build up (as expected) with damp black wood, various nut shells, broken branches after the rain, black tea with something mentholated (shiso ?). Distant echoes of black fruits keep it fresh, with dried cranberries but it's still hugely stone-y and dry after a good 30 minutes.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. q-runa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Ben87 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    93 points. Topwisky! All flavors are very nice in balance. Sample of Oogadal.
    • Nose
      Baked apple, cinnamon, orange, dried fruits (dates, figs, prunes, blueberries), coffee, little leather, almond nuts, mocca, cocoa, toffee, honey, raisin cake, roasted cane sugar, (cereal) biscuits. (Fantastic nose.) (93)
    • Taste
      Orange (Pim-biscuits), cinnamon, ginger biscuits, dried fruit (dates, figs, prunes, blueberries), black tea, black pepper, little leather, roasted cane sugar, bread pudding, almond nuts, toffee, honey, cocoa, raisin cake, syrup. (Sweet, bitter, fruity, dark, ...) (94)
    • Finish
      Orange, cinnamon, ginger, wood, coffee, little tobacco, little leather, little black perper, walnuts, mocha, toffee, black chocolate, raisin pie. (Long and bitter-sweet) (92)

  10. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

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