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Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
87.71/100
votes
1778
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Lot 1
Bottled
04.2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060088791691
Added on
28 Apr 2009 10:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 92,26

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

142 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Administrator

    GlenDronach is a bit of a one-trick pony, but boy, they know how to make a great sherry malt! Recent batches of the 'Allardice' are much older than 18 years, and the age shows. Heavy sherry notes, oranges and rich spices bewitch the nose, intermingled with hazelnuts, roasted coffee and subdued herbal freshness. The taste is intense, full-bodied and very much in line with the aroma, culminating in a substantial, lasting and chocolaty bitter finish. Not quite as complex as the fantastic 15-year-old Revival, but who am I to criticize this superb whisky!

    RATING: 4.4/5.0 stars ≙ 90 pts → SUPERB [-]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, this is the perfect introduction to strong sherry whisky nowadays.
    • Nose
      Chocolatey and oaky sherry aromas, spicy forest soil, warm raisins, a bit leathery, sugar beet syrup
    • Taste
      Creamy and chocolatey onset, quite powerful, spicy oak, again the slightly sour forest soil note
    • Finish
      Again creamy and chocolaty, balanced, warming

  3. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose is less aromatic and more playful than the new 15 year old version of GlenDronach. Also slightly more subdued with more direct malty and nutty notes and a tad more grassy (freshly cut grass). With tones of walnut and apple peel, comes loose well after a few minutes. Show wet earth and old roses and then develop aromas of Turkish Delight and orange blossom water. The taste is very nice with delicious aromas of sherry, coffee, steamed fruit, toasted walnut bread, chocolate with some more notes of eaux-de-vie de fruits (kirsch and raspberries). The medium finish is pleasant with returning sherry and eaux-de-vie (raspberry) tones.Notes from internet

  4. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    actually prefer this to the both above mentioned releases. It lacks the youthful vibrancy of the sherry cask influence, and that is exactly what I like so much. It feels much more integrated and distinguished, things I like to see in a whisky of this age.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The sherry influence is clear from the start. A bowl filled with currants, a bar of 50% chocolate, and a slightly over-baked cake crust. Give it some time and then almond cake and a whiff of an old library are revealed. I find it distinguished and balanced. I could even call it somewhat restraint. The sherry cask influence is less vibrant, nicely integrated into the spirit, and feels mature. Add to the whole some hot dried apricots, before it develops into liquorice, hints of dried black currants and dried cranberries, and some cranberry juice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate starts with raisin cake, followed by roasted hazelnuts, could also be pine nuts, black currant juice, and fresh walnuts. Each sip posseses a nutty finish, and there are dreads of dry Oloroso sherry throughout the palate. There are also chocolate brownies and coffee. It becomes slightly to dry, very dry in fact, like putting a spoon of cacao powder and coffee powder in your mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More of the above.

  5. mosesumike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. Kongcheeshye scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Best whisky!!

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Deep dark fruit. A lot of chocolate. Leather, old oak, anise.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, anise, turn sherry, leather.
    • Finish
      Oak, chocolate, espresso, red fruit.

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweetness and flavors aside for this 18 year old, sweeter, more Spey!
    • Nose
      wood, fruit walls, more on the quince cooked, very grassy, ​​fruity, with honey, dried fruit. the sherry is to my taste recessed, a little dust, wood well present.
    • Taste
      spices away, with a sensation of fruit and pastry! wood, malt, and a length under the palate.

  10. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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