- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 58.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Beija-Flor & Silver Seal
- Added on
- 10 Nov 2014 11:39 am by FedeBosco
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.11 points
- This one won a gold medal (there were 11 gold medals) at the 2016 Malt Maniacs Awards. It got a overall score of 90 points. The single judges scored between 85 and 96.
- Selected by Italian WHisky Bloggers: Andrea - Whisky Passion Claudio - I Love Laphroaig Davide - Angel's Share Federico - Whiskysucks Francesco - The Spirit of the Times Giacomo / Jacopo - Easy Whisky Giuseppe - The Refined Drinker
- This 93er Glendronach is an old sherry whisky, as it is in the book. I particularly like the wonderfully aromatic nose, as it forms a very complex spectrum of aromas of sweet chocolate aromas, dark fruits and spicy leather and oak notes, whose components combine harmoniously. As a fan of old oak-heavy whiskys, the intense oak flavors in the mouth can convince me, even if I miss the dark fruits from my nose. Nevertheless, Glendronach succeeded with the barrel 35 another very delicious and noble single cask whisky.
Beautifully full and complex Sherrynoten, which show through creamy chocolate flavors (mousse au chocolat, sweet cocoa with cream, chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces) interwoven with old sweet Rotweininaromen, berry jam and Black Forest cake, flow towards me. At the same time, the nose flatters with old leather notes and aromatic freshly roasted coffee beans. After the first sip, the influence of the oak is slightly more prominent and the malt becomes slightly drier and spicier. Flavors of fruit bread with plums, figs, raisins and almonds are now showing in addition and the oak aromas are reminiscent of old wooden furniture like in an antique shop.
First, the mouth fills with sweet chocolate flavors, which quickly develop into spicy oak flavors (espresso, old leather, cocoa powder, intense spicy wood notes). Subtle fruit notes (prunes and figs) are always fighting in the background.
The finish is dominated by old leather notes, espresso powder, some tobacco, walnut shells and dark raisins. In addition, I take a spicy sharpness, which develops from aromas of black pepper, black powder and slightly charred old wood. In the end, besides this sharpness, dark chocolate flavors (chocolate cake with a liquid core) and a subtle gentian bitterness are left behind.