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Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
87.83/100
votes
2021
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

€ 100,31

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

149 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.83 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. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Сhocolate Whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Predicate Saulecker!
    • Nose
      Dark sweet fruits, raisins, some caramel, slightly leathery woody, intense and yummy in the nose.
    • Taste
      What's going on in the nose increases in the mouth. Delicious creamy intense are the fruits, the caramel and a great Nussigkeit. You do not want to swallow it!
    • Finish
      Then swallowed but comes the long long finish the beautiful Nussigkeit and light raisin fruit remains and invites you to refill.

  9. darren918jp scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sweetly sherried with a citric sour burst and honey coming through and some woodspice that gives it backbone, but not enough 3D structure, leaving it a bit flat and one-dimensional compared to the single casks and 15yo Revival. This would be a nice dram to introduce your girlfriend to single malt whisky...but I also detect a slight sulfur note, so it depends.

  10. André scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful then it was still new and qualitative and limited edition.

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