GlenDronach 1993 Cask #5962 26yrs

57.0% Specially bottled for Nickolls & Perks



It doesn’t seem that long ago, but the last time I did a review of a N&P GlenDronach was in March 2019 – scary how time flies. But then 2020…


Like their previous cask selection, this one is also a Pedro Ximénez sherry Puncheon that yielded 704 bottles.


Appearance: Medium amber. Slow thin & oily legs.


Nose: An immediate wave of sweetness – honey, caramel, pan-simmered sugar, and sherry. There’s also a nice gentle damp wood dunnage-y aroma too, that is right up my street. Overall, it has a lovely whiff of “age”.


Palate: Sweet from off with a solid delivery of sherried richness, warming pepper, gentle oaked tannins, stewed stone fruits, and thick warmed vanilla custard.


Finish: Long, sweet and warming. And there’s an incredibly fait & far-off whiff of tobacco.


Conclusion: This is not the usual dark destroyer walking out of the 1993 doorway. And it’s nice to come across a lighter-toned whisky that reinforces the fact that you can get flavour-packed monsters from further up the shade chart. It’s got a great nose, is full & flavoursome, and punches hard with a bowl of fruit compote in the face.


Thanks to the guys at Nickolls & Perks for the sample. Great cask selection, and competitive pricing, given the current climate.


Available on the Nickolls & Perks website for £285 at the time of writing


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