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21 Nov 2013

GlenDronach 1993 (cask #13)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: GlenDronach

It turns out The Whisky Agency selected a whole set of GlenDronach casks lately. We’ve already reviewed an excellent 2002 cask #710 and 1993 cask #4 earlier and now there’s a 2002 cask #712 and this GlenDronach 1993 cask #13. A double pair!

Too bad we can’t try them head-to-head, it will be a memory game then.

 

 

GlenDronach 1993 cask #13 Whisky FairGlenDronach 20 yo 1993
(52,6%, OB for The Whisky Fair 2013, oloroso sherry butt #13, 668 btl.)

Nose: big notes of dried figs. Walnut cake and sticky toffee, a tad ponderous maybe but very intense. Freshly cut herbs. Similar exotic spices. Cinnamon. Lots of leathery notes. Something of grenadine. Rum & raisins. Mouth: sweet but quite savoury as well (as these herbs and spices). Roasted notes and dates. Coffee and tobacco. Again really heavy and full. A light oaky bitterness. Finish: long, fairly dry with dark chocolate, nutmeg and liquorice.

I can’t stop thinking I liked cask #4 better, but then again it may be more of a memory issue. Quality is high anyway. Around € 150, probably gone soon enough.

Score: 90/100

GlenDronach 1993 (cask #13) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-11-21

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

Coming up

  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #3397
  • GlenDronach 1994 PX cask #326
  • GlenDronach 1993 Oloroso cask #494
  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Fettercairn Fior
  • Bowmore Laimrig 15yo
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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