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Glendronach 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.96/100
votes
395
Whiskybase ID
WB56847
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tawny Port Finish
Bottled
18.06.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
European Oak + Tawny Port Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LH30592
Barcode
5060088798829
Added on
05 aug 2014 8:20 am by wbarchive_73116
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 486.68

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

77 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. CherryHeart scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Smell Nose: It's nothing new, it's better than good. Caramel, dark chocolate sauce, cranberry sauce, puree jujube, cinnamon, dried apricots, cherry flavored cough syrup, strength and clarity.

    Taste Palate: Oolong tea foam, plum tea bubble rice, fig hit selfishness! Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, tobacco finish.

    After rhythm Finish: medium to long, cranberries, walnuts, grape seeds, dried tobacco, cinnamon, mint cooling.

    Body: Moderately weighty, slightly dry, well balanced, strong but still easy to drink.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I mean, it's hard to find the influence of the malt spirit in this GlenDronach, which is a pity. Therefore, it lacks balance, if you ask me.
    • Nose
      A tad spicy, but overall the chocolate (cocoa powder, pralines) and even more so, the red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cherries), dominate. There's some room left for rose petals though, as well as a tinge of orange syrup. Doesn't feel very well integrated though.
    • Taste
      Big oily, fatty wine influence. Overtly sweet with a spicy edge (cinnamon). The red fruits make an encore. Hints of apricots too. However, it's that candy-esque, syrupy feeling that lingers.
    • Finish
      Sweet. Medium in length.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    fruity, tart, intense, full-bodied but very wine barrel-heavy
    • Nose
      Candied apple with lightly burnt sugar, raspberries, blackberry jam, blueberries, grapefruit peel, tree juice, wax, furniture polish, tobacco, herbs
    • Taste
      tart, coffee / chocolate / baking cocoa - bittersweet, roasted oak, wild berry jam, slightly darker caramel, prominent oak notes, tobacco, some pepper, bark, very fruity
    • Finish
      dry, astringent, roasted notes, chocolate, dates, grape seeds, walnut husk

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Currants, plums, cranberries, cherries, toffee, orange, sweet port, baked apples and liquorice.
    • Taste
      Currants, toffee, chocolate, cinnamon, grapefruit, orange, oak, white pepper, licorice, baked apples, cherries, grapes and cranberries.
    • Finish
      Medium, warming, port, chocolate, orange, cranberries, cherries and baked apple.

  5. mWade scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Excellent whisky. Complex and interesting on the nose, very exciting and tasty in the mouth, as well as long on the finish. A great port. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Oak immediately in the nose. Smells older than 18 years. Vinous, dark chocolate, toffee, light sweetness. Fruity, but rather dry than fresh. Wet grass. Over time, the keg takes a back seat and gives the fruit flavors more room. Over time, a reminder of cherry pie is spreading, but not powerful, but rather discreet. By the minute, sweeter and lighter-colored.
    • Taste
      Sweeter in the mouth than in the nose. Dried plums, nut flavors and then tart, kräutrige flavors. Creamy in the mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by tannins. Long lasting and rather dry. Mixed with slightly sweetened espresso.

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the nose and in the mouth, the port is strong and determines the chatact of the whisky. In the finish, he then returns without muddling. I can imagine that this is already too little whisky for many people, but I like it, even if it seems a bit constructed and set up.
    • Nose
      Sweet, strawberries, cherries, raspberry, slightly sour, including malt, humus, after a while, the sweetness is somewhat back, the tart notes are clear, but it remains the impression of a strong fruit wine
    • Taste
      Appearance, slightly astringent, gentle pungency, then sweet, the fruit tart as in the nose, blackberry, some cassis, sour strawberries, oak, a touch of sulfur, the body is light
    • Finish
      Like water that flows down the path, the whisky loses its sweetness on its way to the water, the oak becomes stronger, the fruits fade into the background.

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      creme brulee, port, raisins, cherries, dark chocolate, plums, wood, cherries, apple pie
    • Taste
      liquorice, coffee, roasted walnuts, dark chocolate, cherries, raisins, cinnamon, apple, currants, cassis, sediment, mace, orange peel

  11. Markie81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Sandman23 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very good port finish; Compared to 15-year-old port has the price but also well!
    Nevertheless, a very successful Malt!

    [Color] rose;
    • Nose
      ripe sweet dark fruits, cherries, heavy port, spices, leather, oak;
    • Taste
      oily fruity onset, sweet, ripe grapes, plums, port, chocolate, oak, oily, creamy, complex;
    • Finish
      long finish; dry aftertaste;

  16. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Since I write the Tastingnote to the end of the bottle and this has already changed a bit (last fifth) ... the Portaromen are now better integrated (?) Or not as intense as at the beginning. Nevertheless, these are still clearly present and even now I like the substance in the overall picture is still very good.
    • Nose
      In the nose first red berries ... strawberries, raspberries but also red currants. The second time you breathe in cherries and blackberries and I want to say sourdough?! ... then the barrel comes through with spicy herbal notes.
    • Taste
      In the mouth initially silky and oily. The initial sweetness is quickly replaced by a strong spicy-sour start. Again, dark fruits are found here ... but not the sweetest from the nose but from the sweet-sour currants to blackberries ending in more tannic dark currants.
    • Finish
      After swallowing, the mouth becomes quickly drier. The initially subtle acidity of the barrel is paired with spicy herbs more and more - an oak board remains behind.

  19. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      deep rich red fruits, cinnamon, plums, tree bark, bread, pepper
    • Taste
      a bit thin, coarse texture, bitter, citrus, red fruits, needs more sweetness though
    • Finish
      long, ginger, grapefruit, buttery wood, herbs, woodsy candied plums at the back

  22. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  23. Lorion did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great. Spectacular nose, the palate unfortunately cannot keep up, but is still very good. 89 points, just short of 90.
    • Nose
      A sweet, vinous note fills the air. Dripping sweet fruit. Cherries in thick sugar mass. A spicy, aromatic oak is immediately present. Chocolate. Dried Dates. There is a hint of orange for a short time, but it disappears again immediately. Cherry juice concentrate from the wooden cup. A trail of freshly lit matches is in the background. The fruits have been lying around for a while now.
    • Taste
      First the dark fruit. Less sweet than expected. Immediately comes the oak. The aromatic spiciness increases rapidly and conquers the palate, leaving only room for a dried plum waving in the background. Tobacco is added and dominates the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Herbal, bittersweet with tobacco and fermented fruit. Long lasting, rather dry.

  24. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Like other GlenDronach finishes this one is quite enjoyable but slays the GlenDronach experience when you are used to sherry cask maturation. Very sweet and winy after all.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Wine, sweet plums, raisins, maple syrup, toffee, port, red fruits, cherrys, strawberries, raspberries, ripe oranges, some fermented grapes.
    • Taste
      Port, red fruits, strawberries, raspberries, plums, cinnamon, spices, oranges, oak and a bit sour.
    • Finish
      Medium. Chocolate (maybe with some rum and raisins), red fruits, some nuts.

  25. Ra_Di scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  26. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      Orange, some iron, fudge and coffee - hopjesvla. A bit 'dirty', raisins and fruit syrup - plums and rose hip.
    • Taste
      Raisins, some liquorice, fruity and some mint.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with vanilla, liquorice, mint and orange peel. Later raisins and cake baking mix.

  27. Barreman did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      He smells weird. As if you have a too strong port in your glass. Little musty, but also sweet, and fruity. Raspberries. And also the leftovers of pasta sauce in the bowl. Peppers, onion, olive.
    • Taste
      As you expect a real portwood whisky, sweet, with the stiff and the sour or bitter of real young tawny port
    • Finish
      The whisky stimulates tasty, and suggests a higher ABV than the 46% on the label. Afterwards, you taste corn and red fruit together.

  28. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  29. KOQ24 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Spices, Tawny Port, Caramel, Toffee, Oak, Paprika, Curry, Coffee, Olives, Milk Chocolate

    Taste:

    Port, nutty, Oak, Tanin bitterness, Spices, Raisins, Plums, Milk Chocolate, Rose hip

    Finish:

    Dry with a medium to strong Alcohol note

    Overall:

    Another great Glendronach Malt.
    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      70 70

  30. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A poorly balanced set .... I would not retry the experience.
    • Nose
      A very vinous on red fruits and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Alcohol poorly integrated for my taste ... only 46% yet. There are spices, woody .... and always vinous.
    • Finish
      A medium finish on spices and wood.

  33. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted blind:
    Fino? Yellow wine? Oh no: Porto Tawny. Chocolate, hazelnut. Very vinous anyway. Mouth quite flexible and not sweet, for once.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  34. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  35. A Dream of Sea did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Final Thoughts: I really like the nose. It is complex, interesting and has lots of different flavours to offer. These chocolate notes ... !! The tasting of the dram start of the same way: complex and full bodied. But I don't like the oaky notes, they start to take to much of the flavour profile and are too dominant in the finish. Still a great dram!

    Overall Score: 6/7

    For more reviews visit: adreamofsea.blogspot.de
    • Nose
      What a lovely nose. It is strong but not too strong. Compley. What is happening here? Sweetness first. Chocolate, whole milk chocolate. Quite creamy and mouthwatering. Some nuts as well (pecan?). The nose finishes with notes of plums and rum. I adore this one. Really great nose!
    • Taste
      The mild style of the smell continues at first. Quite a lovely sweetness, creamy to the tongue. Chocolate that starts "milky" and soft but changes to dark chocolate. The sweeter notes of plums and raisins start to disappear and a more bitter note appears. You can taste that this whisky is older then 15 years (or let's say "quite old").
    • Finish
      The finish starts where the taste finished. There aren't that many sweet notes left, maybe some raisins. The finish stays quite dry and oaky. Darkchocolate notes stay for quite a while.

  36. Odessit did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge Valentin says:

    Glendronach 18 yo 'Tawny Port Finish' (46%, OB, 2014) Obligatory disclaimer: I’m not a big fan of Port in my whisky and I don’t really like my drams to be… pink. Colour: not pink, rather apricoty/salmony. What we call ‘onion skin’ in wine. Nose: the vinosity is huge. This is like nosing rosé de Provence, almost, which goes well with the colour. Raspberries all over the place, whiffs of peonies, a little bubblegum… A very funny, very fresh and fruity nose, but we’re quite far from malt whisky. Agreed, not obligatorily a problem… Now the malt comes out after five minutes, while the fruits are fading away. Mouth: same feeling, starts very sweet, with a grassy maltiness covered with raspberry jelly and blood orange juice, cranberries, pomegranates… and becomes maltier after a few minutes, with some green spices, some ginger, a touch of horseradish… All that gives it a kind of sourness. Finish: of medium length, rather green, rather mustardy. Chlorophyll. Comments: indeed I’m not a huge fan of this rather chancy dram (in my opinion) but I guess the market needs variety. But it’s not a bad whisky at all, of course not. SGP:661 - 79 points.

  37. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  38. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fruity whisky, finish was somewhat behind the smell and taste.
    • Nose
      Fruity, orange, apple. Port wine. Also some sweet, honey.
    • Taste
      Fruity, apricot, banana, red fruit, port. Also chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly bitter, clear wood tones. Port wine. Is also an unpleasant aftertaste in the finish, can not define it ...

  39. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

  40. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  41. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  42. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  43. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rose wine. Apple, orange, kiwi. Garden herbs and mild curry.
    • Taste
      Orange, baked apple. Spicy and warm.

  46. Bram84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Similar to 15 YO Tawny Port, this one doesn't live up to its core range peer.
    • Nose
      This whisky has a pinkish colour, quite off the scale here. Anyway, it is very close to Allardice on the nose with a touch of added fruitiness, similar to the relationship between Revival and TP 15 YO.
    • Taste
      The taste is very different from Allardice. This one is much more on lighter fruits, apricots, bananas, all kinds of berries. Unfortunately, it feels quite chaotic, unsettled with the different flavours mixing and taking over others.
    • Finish
      Quite short on big fruitiness and some spices in the mix.

  48. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very delicious port with the certain pepper kick ...
    • Nose
      Red grapes, bitter orange, dark honey, port wine, saffron & clove
    • Taste
      Figs, berries, lots of port wine, seasoning of black pepper and spices (oregano), but also of dry oak, bitter orange, sweet and dry
    • Finish
      Medium long, heat, port, dryness

  49. Fable scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  50. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Glendronach is now one of my favorite distilleries, so far I have not had any in the glass that I would not have liked and this one is great too
    • Nose
      Orange, port, grapes, a sweetish note - honey ?, more port and dark fruits and something spicy in the direction of carnation
    • Taste
      clear Portaromen, a little sharpness towards black pepper, mouth-filling, sweet dark fruit
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly bitter chocolate note, still fruit

  51. Numwierum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like it a bit better than the 15er ... the three years more maturation you notice him. It looks rounder and more harmonious ... the fruit comes back slightly and the oak slightly out. Overall, very consistent ... great Port Whisky !!!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  52. Springfrench scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A finish in port cask that could be feared but that brings an interesting facet. It may lack a little balance. It seems that all these flavors are in the same bus but no one speaks. Unfortunately, it lacks coherence.
    • Nose
      Very fresh and quite particular. Beautiful notes of red fruits: strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, all washed down with lemon and mint. We have this impression of sweet / acid rather pleasant and not very common in whisky. The typicality of Glendronach with its very sherry notes is also present, but really in withdrawal. It is not the dried fruits, coffee and chocolate that dominate, even if they remain present. Disturbing at first, but attractive enough in the end.
    • Taste
      Hop, we reverse everything! the sherry takes over. But the red fruit notes in the background brings an interesting dimension to the dram. We are more on notes of wood, tobacco, spices and ripe fruit.
    • Finish
      Moderately intense on red fruits, sherry and the freshness of mint. A small lack of length.

  53. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great single malt with great fruit bouquet. One of the best port-wine-rubs that could try so far - 14.02.2015
    • Nose
      Port wine, very fruity, grape, raspberry, blood orange, nuts, marzipan, honey, syrup
    • Taste
      Sweet, some port, fruit compote, spicy, chocolate, oak
    • Finish
      Lang

  54. LittleAlbert scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  55. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet red fruits, trust
    Taste: sparkling, spicy, oak, slightly fruity
    Finish: long, short fruity / sweet, then spicy

  56. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Glendronach's range is excellent! I love the standards I love the specials... This one is once again quite different from the others I have tried! It is not so complex so beginners will love it. Nevertheless it is one of the best whiskys you may get which is below 100€ today. For sure not my last Glendronach :-)
    • Nose
      Very nice fruity nose with a lot of raisins, plums and some lemon. A bit of oak, some cinnamon in the back and tobacco I have also.
    • Taste
      Fruity liquor (with all elements of the nose) that due to the alcohol has a quite spicy start and gives also some black pepper influence.
    • Finish
      The finish is long warm and a bit bitter but this is the only small critic you may give this excellent whisky.

  57. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful, fruity Singlemalt, but not better than the 15er ...

  58. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Regardless of which Tawny Port Cask release from GD you have in a
    glass, they are all well made and delicious. The 18yo is a very complex,
    elegant, and well balanced whisky. Rich fruit characters blend quite
    well with the depth of the port cask and the intriguing warm oak spices.
    Very juicy neat with a creamy sweetness and less spiciness when
    diluted. A great whisky at a reasonable price.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      An elegant nose with stewed dark fruit - raspberry, cherries, figs, and
      plum jam, complemented by delicate notes of port and gentle citrus.
      Subtle oak spices emerge with cinnamon and nutmeg, giving warmth and
      depth. A very pleasant nose!
    • Taste
      Supremely fruity and vinous. Full of dark ripe fruits - cherries, plums,
      red berries and figs. This is followed by tobacco leaves, black pepper,
      cinnamon, cedar wood and oak spice, giving a delicate warmth and
      complexity. Gentle liquorice sweetness lingers towards the finish. Mouth
      coating and well rounded.
    • Finish
      A wonderfully warm and long finish with dark honey, plum jam and
      cinnamon. Black pepper and slightly bitter oak continue on the tail for
      quite a while. Very appealing!

      WITH WATER: Again very fruity on the
      nose with a touch of floral orchards and significantly less spices.
      There's more creamy fruitiness on the palate balanced with warm spices,
      leading to a smooth, creamy, sweet and long finish with a fruity touch
      on the tail. Very lingering.

  59. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. Doctor B. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  61. Jaydee scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellent complex and well balanced whisky. Full bodied, taste of red fruit, spices, wood, a lot of sweetness. Port finish clearly noticeable. Finish medium-long.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  62. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very tasty
    Fruit and sweet, subtle oak influence
    • Nose
      dark, red fruits
      Plums and raisins
      Oranges, cloves and cinnamon, clearly cinnamon
      rum
    • Taste
      this juicy fruitiness, which is typical for me Glendronach
      sweet
      subtly spicy
    • Finish
      fruity and sweet

  63. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  64. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    nicely balanced in its sweetness
    • Nose
      heavy and sweet, dark fruits, molasses, rum and rum flavor, cinnamon
    • Taste
      spicy and tingling, caramel, tobacco, marzipan, raisins
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, wood, some lemon, grapes

  65. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  66. FC Sunderland did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      very sweet, funnily I had Sherry notes, caramel, floral notes
    • Taste
      wonderful mild and soft, smooth and still complex, sweet 
    • Finish
      long lasting

  67. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nicely sweet and dangerously
    quaffable GlenDronach. Around 75 EUR, which seems fair for an 18 year old
    whisky.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet and
      wonderfully fruity, but I do not get red fruit per se. I get mostly kiwi,
      gooseberry, overripe Pink Lady apples and some sweet pears. Loads of caramel
      too (Werther’s Original) and a hint of dark chocolate. Mango? Raspberry? Yeah,
      if you look for it. Anyway, this smells wonderful and makes my mouth water.
    • Taste
      It is nicely oily,
      almost syrupy in fact. The raspberries demand all the attention now, followed
      by some black grapes and oak. It has even got a touch of mint, which I quite
      like. This is feisty on spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium
      long, warm and spicy. The oak has the last say and leaves the mouth dry.

  68. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  69. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  70. mds51 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Unlike the 15y, the 18y is spicy and not overly sweet.
    • Nose
      Tawny, plums, dark fruits, fruit compote, seasoning, pepper?
    • Taste
      Fruit, spices, dark grapes, cherries, raspberries, hints of carnation, oak
    • Finish
      Finish medium-long, spicy. In the background oak

  71. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The GlenDronach Tawny Port Wood Finish expression was initially matured in European oak and thereafter finished its maturation in a very small batch of Tawny Port casks, which have given the whisky its own unique flavours and aromas.

    Tasting Notes and Comments by GlenDronach
    • Nose
      Elegant notes of golden syrup drenched over red fruit compote with a contrasting grapefruit balance. Touches of cinnamon and nutmeg add to a rounded, warm depth.
    • Taste
      Vivid, tart cranberries and crisp barley marry harmoniously with stewed plums and roasted apples. Cedar wood and sweet cigar box spices add a delicate warmth and unique complexity to the long warm finish.
    • Finish
      A beautifully structured balance of contrasting rich fruit characters and intriguing warm oak spices.

  72. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    one of my top 3 non-smokers!
    • Nose
      heavy and fruity, oak, raspberry, sweet honey, almonds, marzipan, a hint of chocolate with truffles, raisins, some licorice
    • Taste
      very sweet and powerful, syrupy, raspberry syrup and also darker fruit notes, raisins, very intense, oak in the background, a bit floral as well
    • Finish
      the oak works its way to the foreground, becoming bitter, grape skins, the fruit is still omnipresent

  73. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I expected a little more from this Glendronach, because I adored the
    Moscatel finish so much. It is still good stuff and for 18 years of age,
    easy drinking. You could sip this all evening without getting
    overwhelmed by oak or exhausting heaviness. Probably the lightest and
    most-unsherried Glendronach you can find these days.
    • Nose
      Very fruity. Tons of canned pears, ripe apples, mango, and gooseberries.
      The refill-bourbon is very noticeable. Much more so than in the old
      15yo Moscatel for instance. The port wine steps in shortly after. All
      fruits turn a little darker with hints of brandy and plum schnapps.
      All-around rather easy on the senses.
    • Taste
      Medium-strong arrival. Fruity and salivating. Raspberry marmalade. Mild oakiness, paired with caramel fudge and menthol.
    • Finish
      Medium. A little drying now, with traces of oak. Very warming though.

  74. yoavg did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I tasted it head to head with the 15yo Tawny Port finish. both were good but the 18yo was a bit more to my taste profile. Full review is here: http://whiskygospel.com/2014/12/01/whisky-review-tasting-notes-glendronach-15yo-tawny-port-finish-vs-glendronach-18yo-tawny-port-finish/

  75. Gunka scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The 18-year-old TP reacts to the 16-year-old TP like the Aladice to the revival. By that I mean that the two younger ones taste quite strong. In my opinion, the much higher price (over 30E €) is neither for the Aladice nor for the 18J. Tawny Port justified. The price-performance comparison clearly win the two younger! Although the older ones do not taste bad ;-).

  76. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  77. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    87/88.
    • Nose
      Toffee, cherry, chocolate, vanilla and spice.
    • Taste
      Mocha, toffee, cherry, blueberry, nutmeg, pepper and smoke.
    • Finish
      Mocha, toffee, dark cherry, a little spice and a whiff of smoke.

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