Glendronach 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.82/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
WB19794
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Allardice
Bottled
04.2010
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry
Casknumber
Lot 4
Number of bottles
5700
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Lot 4 on backlabel
Bottle code
L230410
Added on
05 dec 2010 4:58 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 87.75

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.82 points.

  1. D3US scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great stuff and for me the nose is the winner here. Not a cheap dram, but worth your money.
    • Nose
      Sweet oloroso sherry. Leathery. Raisins, dark fruits like berries and sweet cherries. Juicy, fudge and chocolate. A bit of a minty note as well.
    • Taste
      Very sweet right at first, than sharp and dry on the tongue and gums, then mouth watering sweet again. Chocolate, caramel, and a slight coffee note. Orange fruits, and a bit of a grassy note in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium to lengthy. The sherry lingers wonderfully, and at the end there's some very enjoyable vanilla sweetness and malt, raisins and chocolate.

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  3. nhuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    always nice to test an older bottling after a few years again... at least here this older bottling seems more harmonious, well rounded with a longer finish than the 2018 Allardice... EUR55 in 2010.

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dark, sulfur, strong sherry, no vanilla
    • Taste
      dry, sherry, bittersweet, intense
    • Finish
      dry, warm, oak, bittersweet

  6. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sherry bomb, sherry bomb, sherry bomb. Geil what this distillery has for horny barrels. He gets a 2.
    • Nose
      Again beautiful sherry and many dominant dark fruits. Sultanas, raisins and lightly fermented cherries. These whiskys are all sniffing whiskys.
    • Taste
      Very complex and multi-faceted I have a slightly nutty touch. Very oily and warming in the mouth. Great whisky and impossible to absorb and find out.

  7. Gronqvist scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very strong sherry bomb that after 18 years as very few other distilleries can match.

    Tasted in April 2014.
    • Nose
      Sweet with lots of fruit and notes of stewed fruit, muscovado raw, dark cherry, papaya, mango, apples, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, raisins, dates, cinnamon, a little malt, lacquer, leather and bitter oak. 
    • Taste
      Strong and full-bodied with lots of Oloroso Sherry with notes of walnut, pineapple, orange, chocolate, coffee, caramel, molasses, powdered sugar, vanilla, honey, raisins, nuts, ginger, tobacco and a small wisp of smoke. 
    • Finish
      Long, gentle and complex with raisins, walnuts, chocolate, vanilla, malt, pepper, honey and vanilla.

  8. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A mature, not too sweet dram. Fine.
    • Nose
      Oakwood and leather, the first deep train is a visit to the medieval market. Then ripe plums await a bath in dark sherry, brown sugar and spices. Sweet cherries and raisins follow. Caramel and a hint of vanilla are behind it.
    • Taste
      Dark fruit, sherry sauce, then spices and some oak. Sweet on the palate, getting slightly dry.
    • Finish
      Waiting with nuts and dark chocolate. Slightly dry.

  10. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Overall, very harmonious nose with a slight noblesse
    Very pleasing in the mouth, without depth but with a clear elegant statement
    The finish much more pleasant than the 15 but only lightning short
    • Nose
      Sherry sweetness, soft cherries, rose petals, dried apples, light cinnamon, a malty note in the background
    • Taste
      Cherries, nuts, compact, a hint of Mon Cherie (cherry, alcohol, dark chocolate, spice)> ginger marzipan> wood> spice / sweetness
    • Finish
      unfortunately very short
      Dry wood, bitter with sweetness

  11. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Excellent whisky, but in my opinion not as well balanced as its 15yo and 21yo brothers. The oak is simply too dominant over the sherry fruits and sweetness. I´d prefer the 15yo Revival over this one or spend some more money and get the 21yo Parliament which is one of the best whiskys I´ve ever tasted.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Angelos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An excellent single malt! However, one should be able to do something with bittersweet. Will not be for everyone!
    • Nose
      Lots of oak and sherry, some caramel and clearly dark fruit.
    • Taste
      Again oak and a lot of dark chocolate, clear sherry, orange peel.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting finish, the oak and the chocolate remain.

  13. Jonkers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    this is a very, very tastefull whisky, especially as a digestif.
    • Nose
      oak and oloroso sherry. Tropical fruits like papaya and mango. Also butter and a very, very tiny hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      sherry but also vanilla and honey. Tropical fruit (pineapple), a hint of chocolate and some raisins. Mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      tingling and mouthfilling. As I call it: gums harassing ! After pepper comes sweetness of honey and vanilla. Longlasting.

  14. hsmithjr scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautifully crafted.
    • Nose
      Sherry.  dark chocolate.  Black cherries.  Rich dates.  Varnish. Oiled leather.
    • Taste
      Mouth coating.  Sherried sweetness.  More chocolate. Confectioner's sugar.  Molasses.  Tobacco.  Very slight touch of smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet.  Dry.  Chocolate covered raisins.

  15. christophe_carles scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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