GlenDronach Single Cask 1993

GlenDronach Single Cask 1993 24 Years Old Cask #415

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Glendronach Single Cask 1993 #415

Country: Scotland - Highland
Distillery: The GlenDronach
Type: Single Malt
Age: 24
Cask: Sherry Butt
Cask No: #415
ABV: 51.8%
Proof: 103.6
Price: $600

Nose: Bright start with grapefruit, demerara, chocolate. After a short while the nose just explodes with Turkish coffee, old antique room, sherry bombs and liquorice. Oh, it is just beautiful.
Palate:  Palate is surprising. Starts really soft and unexpected with cinnamon and caramel until you feel the kick at the mid palate where lots of taninns, liquorice, milk chocolate, leather suddenly pop. It develops more into a dark espresso, dates and plums with a thick texture.
Finish: Very long with sherried fruits accompanied drying ginger making your mouth want this dram more and more and more.

This is GlenDronach Single Cask 1993, aged for 24 years in a Sherry Butt. Unfortunately finding these bottles became awkwardly hard that I feel myself in a race. I was one of the lucky lads to taste this Sherry monster in a considerable amount and I wanted to post my thoughts on it.

While GlenDronach Single Cask expressions are really sort of amazing, the race it is in among the collectors and auctioneers has been a worrying issue for me and tons of whisky enthusiasts around the world. Former GlenDronach Single Cask expressions around the same age could be purchased for $200 in the last years. Though, a resale bottle can see $1k threshold value which is just not a good sign for the whisky market right now.

If I get back to the whisky in an honest way, yes, this is a very well made, superb sherry bomb having great qualities such as richness and pure development in the palate. In time you can appreciate different notes in a perfect way. At the same time adding some drops of water not just open the palate but also creates a more fruit forward palate with softening all tannins on your inner cheeks.

Just a fabulous dram and hope we can get it at more reasonable prices or even more we can find them on shelves, not at the auctions!

If you want to read more about GlenDronach, check my review for GlenDronach Kingsman Edition!