Glendronach Single Cask 1993 (cask 658)

Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

4.5 out of 5 stars
$50 for one ounce at Jack Rose 1990s Glendronach is like 1980s Macallan; perhaps equal in quality, but definitely cheaper. Even at an arm and a leg, it is undervalued by an arm and a leg in today’s market. If you are sick of finishes in seasoned Pedro Sulfurfuck caks, and just need a sherry masterpiece that will only cost one arm and one leg, you buy a Glendronach 1990s vintage now. This one gets a star taken off for tasting like cough syrup on the first encounter. Bitter wood, cherries, and figs. Water and time is like saliva with this whisky. Things start digesting and the simple sugars are released from the polysacchar… fuck if I know the chemistry. It gets sweeter. It gets betterer. Macerated dark fruits, leather, tobacco. This is a sherried wet dream that I probably consumed too fast because it kept getting better and better, revealing ever richer details, up until the last sip. This definitely ended in three star territory, but I am giving it two because it comes out of the bottle like a bastard. I had this side by side with a 1994 Glendronach that was a 22 year old from a single PX sherry cask. Both bottles were freshly opened. That PX one, however, can curl toes from the first moment outside the bottle. Score: ** (unimaginably good) How much does a bottle cost: I don’t know. How much do I think a bottle is worth: $500
50.0 USD per Pour
  • ScotchingHard

    @Soba45 sounds awesome. Enjoy!

  • Soba45

    Oh if you come across any of the latest 2019 Batch 17 then this site does an excellent review of the lot to help separate the wheat from the chaff so to speak.

  • Soba45

    Nice! I'm doing a Glendronach 6 flight single cask tasting next month. 4 are from the 90's two from ,00s. Only $75 USD for the lot which is awesome value. It's the entire Asian Pacific Batch 17 release. Going to be great!