Ah, another one of these GlenDronach 1993 single casks distilled in January of that year. This time Oloroso butt #23 bottled for Whiskybase in The Netherlands.
As a side note, I’ve heard all remaining casks from 1993 are currently ‘on hold’. None of them will be bottled for clubs or stores, all that is left will only be used for the official releases.
GlenDronach 21 yo 1993 (52,1%, OB for Whiskybase 2014, Oloroso butt #23, 681 btl.)
Nose: rich and expressive. A kind of juicy plum and bramble aroma, with rummy overtones. Cinnamon. Big nutty notes (roasted chestnut, walnut) and leather. Slightly dry. Dark chocolate and toffee. After a while it becomes a bit minty, with just a slight mustiness in the background.
Mouth: punchy, with a sweet and sour base of cherries, plums and raisins. After that it moves to chocolate and mocha notes, as well as herbal notes and a faint gingery heat. Toffee, dates and tobacco. Pepper. Mon Cheri.
Finish: good length, not too dry, entirely on dark chocolate, spices and coffee.
A really nice GlenDronach 1993 again. This is one of the heavier versions I’ve come across, with lots of dark chocolate and a bit less of the bright fruity notes. Still available from the Whiskybase shop for € 135.