Batch 10 of the GlenDronach single casks also brought a 1993 expression: Oloroso cask #494. I already mentioned the high quality of the casks filled on the 15th of January, but this one was filled a bit later, February 19th.
GlenDronach 21 yo 1993 (55,8%, OB 2014, Oloroso butt #494, 635 btl.)
Nose: a very classic nose, exactly how we like it. Lots of fig bread, walnuts and chocolate. Some juicy raisins, but maybe not as fruity as some others. It does have a nice floral / waxy side. Leather. Just a hint of vanilla. Heather honey. Peppercorns. It also has a dusty side, but I wouldn’t call this dirty.
Mouth: sweet and sour, burnt sugar, pepper and all-spice. Dry leather again. Chocolate, moving towards roast coffee beans. Liquorice and herbs. A subtle salty edge as well.
Finish: long, good but a bit on the dry / herbal side.
Not the best 1993 ever (I seem to prefer the January casks), but still a good whisky – among the top choices in this batch, I’d say. Around € 165.