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Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
87.60/100
votes
1615
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

€ 88.62

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

137 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 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. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  4. steinrich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. Tim-R scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. namnug scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Love this as a daily drink
    • Nose
      Strong sherry dried fruits (much more intense than Glendronach 12yo)
    • Taste
      Similar with Glendronach 12, but much more intense. Very smooth and oily body. Nutty.
    • Finish
      ends with sherry dried fruits, chocolate, and vanilla.

  9. 123Mike123 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Does anybody know if it´s right that the 2018 bottles must contain Whisky that is at least 23 years old?They didn´t distill between 1996 and 2001!?

  10. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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