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Glendronach 1993

Overall rating
90.06/100
votes
118
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 14
Vintage
15.01.1993
Bottled
09.2016
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
42
Number of bottles
561
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2016 5:36 pm by Amsterdam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 428,85

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1993

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.06 points

  1. Vince' scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a very interesting and delicious GlenDronach. He is a sherry bomb in any case and also the beautiful, old flavors are not missing. Some water does him good in any case. He finds a complete U-turn from almost sherry overloaded to old and complex. However, in my opinion, it is not quite as excellent as the barrel 35th But that is complain at a very high level and always a matter of taste.
    • Nose
      Without water: Very intense sherry aroma - sweet, sour and spicy aromas go hand in hand here. Cocktail Cherry - associations, lovage and nutmeg, roasted nuts, milk chocolate and an intense vinous acidity.

      With water: Aha, now come the 23 years whisky to light, old sour, slightly musty, earthy woody aroma. Cooked currant, old sherry, balsamic vinegar, hot sawdust, tobacco flavors and a hint of jasmine are also to be heard.
    • Taste
      Intense and strong in the beginning. A fruity sweetness combines with old oak flavors and strong espresso. The sherry has the upper hand here at first. Currant, sour cherry and oranges. Still a little less sour than the nose would suggest. Just after some time, the interesting old and spicy oak flavors come to light: plenty of nutmeg, speculaas, roasted nuts, old leather couch, tobacco, mint, dark chocolate. A certain retro-style touch comes up, which I always hope for in such bottlings.

      A certain sweetness in the form of sweetened coffee can be heard right down to the finish.
    • Finish
      Departure is relatively long and the initial strong sweetness continues to fade, but still remains present. Mint and herbal oak flavors, espresso, black tea and slightly sugared coffee remain in the mouth. Nevertheless, it does not remain very bitter in the finish.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Words are superfluous. This is extremely good stuff.
    • Nose
      Extremely rich and fruity, but with a meaty twist. Directly, there is a smell of jammy fruit: fig, prune, intermingled with orange. There is not so much raisin in here. Then, it gets meaty and earthy, with a hint of struck match, dark chocolate and espresso. What's not to like? In the background, there are nuts: hazelnut and walnut. A vague note of cooling herbs (menthol) complements this complex nose.
    • Taste
      Oily, friendly at first, then staying rather dry and very focused. It's jammy, with the same fig and prune, yet accompanied by other red fruit. The orange influence tends to go in the direction of orange zest. The chocolate and nuts scream much louder now. Then there is still a meaty, almost savoury taste, very special. It gets bone dry towards the end, with clove, ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering, warming, and still very complex. It's the beautiful combination of the sweet associated jammy fruitiness, some sourness (which reminds me of orange juice) and the spicy and nutty wood influence.

  5. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. moving_coil scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Sister cask of # 40 from batch 13

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/78381/glendronach-1993

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

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

  9. Vince' scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    N- Would wonder who would not like this highly affluent elixir of well integrated rich creamy chocolate, mashed raisin, fig and demarara, up against hot rubbers phenol notes undertones for the width, with plums and peaches fruit lurking on.

    P- Firm grips of sherry dryness. Melting demarara with pinch of wonderful saltiness and fresh plums that heightened the flavours to optimum pleasures. Buttery citrus, full, rich, juicy, utterly good and entertaining.

    F- Medium-long, superbly solid with finesse. Spicy and a little fiery, but in a good manner, with an upmost pleasures of chewiness mouthfeel.

    Superb single cask release at a bargain price.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      97 97
      N- Would wonder who would not like this highly affluent elixir of well integrated rich creamy chocolate, mashed raisin, fig and demarara, up against hot rubbers phenol notes undertones for the width, with plums and peaches fruit lurking on.
    • Taste
      97 97
      P- Firm grips of sherry dryness. Melting demarara with pinch of wonderful saltiness and fresh plums that heightened the flavours to optimum pleasures. Buttery citrus, full, rich, juicy, utterly good and entertaining.
    • Finish
      95 95
      F- Medium-long, superbly solid with finesse. Spicy and a little fiery, but in a good manner, with an upmost pleasures of chewiness mouthfeel.

      Superb single cask release at a bargain price.

      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

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