- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Sep 2015 9:17 pm by karlsson60
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.65 points
- Good malt for meditation.
Chocolate, prunes, cinnamon and sherry.
Raisins, fruit drops and coffee.
Oak, ginger and apricot.
- 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
- 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.
- Clearly the older brother of the 15er. But more sherry dominating and a little more on tap. The quality is considerable. PLV clearly perfect.
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.
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!
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.
- 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
- This is how a standard bottling from the sherry barrel must look like!
Red fruits, clove, nutmeg, apple, hazelnut, peach, chocolate coffee beans
Red fruits, nutmeg, oak, malt, apple, straw, pepper, chocolate
Long and spicy, the red fruits are present.