Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
90.60/100
votes
163
Whiskybase ID
WB59167
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
15.01.1993
Bottled
09.2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
38
Number of bottles
622
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088798621
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
21 oct 2014 4:43 pm by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 314.69

73 × in wishlist

163 × member ratings

242 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1993

29 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.60 points.

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2022] Last night I had a sample of a nice 21-years old Glendronach vintage 1995 (WB89319) which was good but not as excellent as I hoped for. That is why I screened my cellar for another try and luckily I found this bottle no. 427 that I bought for 140 Euro in April 2015...

    ...and yes, this is truly exceptional stuff. Both the spirit and the sherry cask were of outstanding quality and created a perfect modern dram with not a single flaw that I can detect but many pleasures. This is one of the best modern sherry maturations I came across (so far)...

    ...oops, I emptied this delicious bottle tonight (together with good friends). But hey, that is what whisky was made for (before collectors and investors entered the scene)!
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is very dark at mahogany and the nose offers a complex and balanced modern sherry profile of the finest kind. All the delicious (oloroso) sherry and ('dronach) malt aromas are there right from the first sniff and the wood is about perfect to provide a firm backing without entering the spotlight. This nose greatly benefits from oxidation, so take your time and use a big spherical blender's glass if available. I do not list all the different aromas here because there are simply too many (and I am too lazy tonight).
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste is multi-layered and I strongly suggest to chew the dram as long as you can resist to swallow it. Despite the 59.6% abv neither the nose nor the taste is punchy at all and the high abv provides a lot of "oompf" power to support the anyway powerful flavours further. The holy whisky trinity of malt, wine and wood stays balanced all the time without any one trying to dominate, which is exactly what I like most about such sherry maturations. Some water opens up the nose even further but the taste gets a little punchy-peppery now and some of the layers are gone. A further reduction takes all the layers away but the dram gets smoother hence even more quaffable. I like this dram at different reduction levels but in doubt I prefer it neat with all its unleashed power there.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The initial mouthfeel is impressive with a great creamy texture covering all parts of my mouth within seconds and without any distracting moments (despite the high abv of 59.6%). The finish is virtually endless and I can still taste the dram more than one hour after it was gone (and even after I brushed my teeth), triple wow! Again there is not a single distracting moment until the very end, all stays balanced and charming. There is a lasting impression of high-quality high-ester rum close to the very end which I truly adore (it reminds me of some of the best Caroni I had).

  4. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes, it's exactly what you'd expect from a fairly aged sherry cask Glendronach. He doesn't offer any surprises in this respect, but of course he does his job really well. The addition of water changes it somewhat, gaining some complexity.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cherry, plum, spices, malt, cinnamon, hints of solvent, soy sauce, chocolate, light sulfur, burnt wood, spices and gasoline. Slightly fruitier with water and stronger roasted aromas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Undiluted, a strong start with dark fruits, sweetness, cinnamon, shoe polish, spices, pepper and some bitterness. Only slightly softer with water, otherwise no major change.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish with burnt wood, cherry, spices, bitterness, leaving a creamy mouthfeel. With water more tannins, more herbs, a bit more bitter.

  5. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Finish
      Rather below average for those from 03/15/1993

  6. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Intense cherry, chocolate, smoke and pine sap on the nose, with eucalyptus, leather and wood polish. Dense and oily on the palate with cinnamon and toffee, citrus honey and herbal smoke, wood varnish. Slightly more bitter with chalk and vegetal notes creeping in on the finish along with black pepper and toffee. It has a slightly rougher edge than the more elegant cask 33, but remains an impressively rich and dense dram with wonderful complexity. It’s testament to the Glendronach distillate that it can remain so expressive and nuanced despite such heavy sherry.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      intense, explosive, infinite, oily creamy mixture of chocolate and cherries - pulsating, balanced, crystalline, brilliant clean aromas, floral, flawless.
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. n11 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  10. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. butt scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  12. PENSKO scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  14. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  16. Sherrymonster66 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  17. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  18. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This one won a gold medal (there were 11 gold medals) and the title "Best sherried Whisky" in the "Ultra Premium Category" at the 2016 Malt Maniacs Awards. It got a overall score of 90 points. The single judges scored between 83 and 94. 

  19. Waternish scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great barrel
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      97 97

  20. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  21. mawean scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    If someone is looking for a "sherry supernova": this is him ...

  22. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Retasting after 1 year with below half bottle level: the sulfur is completely gone, even more intense chocolate and cherry compote. Madness! Also in the mouth no German lost to Bumms, a force. Points today Feburary 2015: 93 (something will hardly be found ...)

  23. Peter87 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    an example of an extremely full Glendronach, but not drifting into the total Sherry overloaded. Lots of cherry and chocolate, round and delicious. However, here is water for opening duty!
    • Nose
      Pure: massive sherry wall through which initially no getting through is, some fruit, light cherry flavors, that's it. With water: completely different world, now fruity chocolate flavors, caramel, spicy wholemeal bread, a hint of sulfur as a spicy note, leather and cherry compote. Complex and very solid.
    • Taste
      Pure: quite spicy, but extremely intense, as high as the alcohol strength, is also the intensity level, With water: strong tannins, also here a lot of bitter cocoa, cola ice, slightly minty fresh, full-bodied and yummy. Pancakes with Nutella and cherry filling. Too cool to be true ...
    • Finish
      Extremely long, Espresso, Ritter Sport Edelbitter.

  25. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  26. Bram84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  28. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    90/91. It's very similar to cask 23 for Whiskybase - although dryer and perhaps a bit darker - and definitely not as heavy as cask 33 for Abbey.
    • Nose
      Toffee, cherry, cranberry, milk chocolate and raisin. Apart of the sweetness also a clear nutmeg-like spiciness. When adding water also date.
    • Taste
      Cherry, tobacco, toffee and cranberry. With water also milk chocolate and raisin. A pretty dry mouth feel despite the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, cherry, toffee and mocha.

  29. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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