Glendronach 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.32/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
WB191157
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Allardice
Bottled
14./15./16.6.2021
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LR11142
Barcode
5060088791691
Added on
05 sep 2021 9:33 pm by JABGlenrothesfan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 190.15

27 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

248 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.32 points.

  1. tommy12 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My bottling was distilled on June 15th, 2021 and therefore probably after the reopening of the distillery in 2002. Compared to older batches, this drops significantly.
    Color: similarly dark color as in most previous bottlings.
    Scent: sherry, rum-raisin?, very pleasant.
    Taste: the alcohol is not optimally integrated (slight sharpness), sherry, light sweetness, very light bitterness, no smoke (a hint of smoke can sometimes be found in bottlings before the closure because 5% peated malt was used), nice little development on the palate.
    Finish: medium length, somewhat dry, light citrus aromas (lime, unfortunately not orange).
    Conclusion: Compared to older bottlings, this Allardice is a shadow of its own. However, if I hadn't stockpiled a few old bottles of Allardice, I would definitely buy this bottling, because the whisky as such is not bad. Unfortunately, this is no longer an option because of the significantly poorer quality in comparison.

  2. whisky666 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Rayliu108 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Got this bottle with date as June 16, 2021. The same bottle code. But the difference is there is NO non-chill filtered information on the package. Only shows natural cask imparted color. Haven't tried yet.

  4. serejja scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Heavily sherried, toffee, vanilla. Very dry (as wood). Dried fruit, wild berry jam. Very sweet, obviously. Hints of salt and spices
    • Taste
      86 86
      Immediately woody and very sweet. Subtle hints of smoke? More dried fruit, leather. A bit unbalanced and very heavy on wood and sherry. Too hard to get past them to discover more flavors
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and sweet. Didn't expect it to be that good compared to nose and taste

  5. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  6. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The new 18-year-old Glendronach carries the addition Allardice and completes the previously relatively manageable product range with another first-class single malt whisky stored in sherry casks.

  9. dominikbraun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the old allardices: more herbs and tea, slightly lighter and felt a bit sweeter, felt with less oak, not quite as heavy, more distillery characters. Objectively better balanced, subjectively the strong barrel influence of the old bottlings was not bad either due to the barrel quality :-)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not bad ... sherry, spices, long warming finish. 21.5-22-22.5-22

  11. WhatToDrink scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Based on my previous reviews on the 2019-editions and the fact that I cannot tell the difference between this bottling and those, as well as only a 20% increase in price in 3 years, I find this bottling to be absolutely stunning.

    Compared to the 2019-version, this has the same smell, the same sweetness, dryness, peppers and spices, same start, development and the same finish and after-taste.
    They even have the same color.

    For all intents and purpose, they are the same and I was expecting them not to be, really weird.

    It is strange, as some 2020 bottlings have gotten the "not as good as 2019" rating, perhaps Glendronach decided to go out with a bang on this one?

    Says non-chill filtered on the box too.

    I got 5 of this, they are just that awesome.

  12. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. MasterMork scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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