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Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB24326
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1974
Bottled
1992
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2011 10:46 am

Average value

€ 1290.97

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Grotesque and powerful, a sherry/sal-ammoniac combo with some sulfur undertones. You've been warned, but for once I found those sulfury notes neither overpowering nor out of place. This is great stuff but I couldn't see myself paying the current market price for it under any circumstances, or even half that.

    I had a glass of 2014 bottled Glendronach 18 OB next to this one, and blind I probably wouldn't say they are the same distillery.
    • Nose
      Starting out with sherry and sal-ammoniac. This is fatty, rich, and thick as treacle. Artisan chocolates, armagnac meatiness, wet cigar leaves, dried cherries, chess pieces, and cigar ash. Some cloves (sulfur), OBE peppermint. Opulent, yet grotesque. Not at all civilized like the Grandeur series is now.
    • Taste
      Deep and rich. The first sip really catches my taste buds. Sal-ammoniac, tons of dry licorice, Tastes old and well matured, with some bitterness that stays well in check. The heaviest licorice ever, really. Some herbal touches and a bit of peppermint, and some perfume. Quite heavy, with treacle and dark, unsweetened chocolate.
    • Finish
      Lasts long, with licorice and sal-ammoniac and some rooty touches.

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