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27 Mar 2013

GlenDronach 1993 (cask #12)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: GlenDronach

The Nectar must be one of the better distributors of GlenDronach if you rank them by the number of proprietary single cask bottlings. This one is an oloroso butt filled in 1993. Bottled together with La Maison du Whisky.

 

 

GlenDronach 1993 butt #12 | LMdW & The NectarGlenDronach 19 yo 1993 (53,7%, OB for LMdW & The Nectar 2012, oloroso sherry butt #12, 623 btl.)

Nose: rum & raisins, with a little more oak polish than expected from a butt. Milk chocolate and coffee powder. Caramel. Dried figs. Mon Cheri candy. Really nice, leaves enough room for the spirit, it’s not just sherry. Mouth: very sweet, with cherries and raspberry ganache. Moving to herbal notes (cinnamon, clove) and chocolate. Slightly bitter espresso and liquorice underneath. Finish: long, warming, with mainly the herbs talking.

These butts aren’t always fresh and vibrant, but this cask #12 is well selected by LMdW and The Nectar. A sweet dram with a big emphasis on chocolate and herbs. Around € 120.

Score: 88/100

GlenDronach 1993 (cask #12) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-27

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  • Tudval: Just because canadian whisky 'can' have other stuff in it, doesn't mean it does. Regulation is not the be all and end all. Certainly these days there
  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als

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