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 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.