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Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.05.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ40469
Added on
10 Sep 2015 9:17 pm by karlsson60

Average value

€ 139.00

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55 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. AlexMS scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Good malt for meditation.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, prunes, cinnamon and sherry.
    • Taste
      Raisins, fruit drops and coffee.
    • Finish
      Oak, ginger and apricot.

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. pgmguy scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Colour: Mahogany
    Nose: neat: sherry sweetness, honey, fresh fruits (apples, cherries), dark chocolate, caramel (burnt sugar). Very busy, lots of aromas, and the more time you spend with it, the more you find. Very slight suphur note, but nothing that bothers. with water: pretty much unchanged.
    Taste: neat: chocolate, spicy, honey, very mouth-coating whisky as it's really oily. with water: again, as with the nose, water doesn't really do much for it apart from reducing slightly the spicy notes.
    Finish: oily, medium-long, very dry, on spices, honey and finally oak notes.
    Comments: this is a great whisky! It has loads of aromas, several flavours developing on your mouth, and leaves you with a very satisfying finish. Really glad I bought this! One extra point for the excellent price/quality relation.
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  4. Davidveen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Davidveen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Menko scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    If you like sherry, you're fine. The nose betrays it already. And the first sip is reminiscent of a chocolate bonbon filled with whisky. Sherry finish may work very well, but I believe that, in general, 18 years is too much to leave whisky in a sherry cask. Convinced by the high WB rating, this bottle opened up, and my opinion is strengthened by it.
    A few drops of water make it a lot more pleasant. There will certainly be enthusiasts for it, but I am not one of them.
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Clearly the older brother of the 15er. But more sherry dominating and a little more on tap. The quality is considerable. PLV clearly perfect.
    • Nose
      87 87
      As a special one has immediately the red wine notes and the well-known matchmaking effect. I like that. Then the whole Christmas market with good espresso in the air. Gentle woody spice notes in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      If now the wood breaks through then rather in the bitter direction. Too bad. But quickly comes the creamy sherry effect. Now orange caramel in plum jam. He is full-bodied and deliciously oily. But .... something bothers me on the bitter side. Still great palate!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rather long and with cough syrup like mouthfeel, he slowly leaves the stage. He stays wonderfully sweet. In the background still a woody menthol taste. Has something.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, deep, with leather, tannins that profile but softness too. Green wood. Later, sherry is revealed with chocolate, caramel and vanilla. In the mouth, warm sherry, spicy, muscular. Long finish, herbaceous, chocolatey and with tobacco. Enthusiasm 3/5

  9. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This is how a standard bottling from the sherry barrel must look like!
    • Nose
      Red fruits, clove, nutmeg, apple, hazelnut, peach, chocolate coffee beans
    • Taste
      Red fruits, nutmeg, oak, malt, apple, straw, pepper, chocolate
    • Finish
      Long and spicy, the red fruits are present.

  10. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

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