Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 224.85

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79 × member ratings

103 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.75 points

  1. edhunter15 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  2. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. 

  3. FedeBosco scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    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

  4. RobbievdB scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A single cask Glendronach from the famous 1993 vintage. The Oloroso barrel #35 gives an intense sherried whisky that can leave you sniffing and zipping for quite some time. It has those nice and old leathery aromas, dried middle Eastern and fresh forest fruits, chocolates and fudgey sweets, dried autumn leaves and tobacco. I think this Glendronach is simply superb. The #65. casks might be a point better due to intensity but don’t get me wrong; this ‘93er is a true gentleman’s dram.

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  6. Bravo122 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  7. kronicler scored this whisky 100 points Member Junior

    One of my all-time favorite GlenDronachs. Rich and luscious nose that you could smell forever, multi-layered palate and long toasty and herbal finish

  8. Sherrymonster66 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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