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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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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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