Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Lot 1
Bottle code
Added on
28 Apr 2009 10:03 pm

Average value

€ 108.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

165 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JimJaws scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Perhaps the best sherry standard bottling currently on the market. In my opinion he beats the 21 year old parliament by a long way. Fantastic smell, great taste and a long finish. Just a great whisky.
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      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. aw-home scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: sherry and ripe citrus fruits with chocolate, pastry notes, coffee and vanilla.
    Taste: Sherry and ripe citrus fruits with chocolate, coffee, rum raisins and pastry notes.
    Finish: Long with chocolate, sherry and ripe citrus and spices, pastries and oak notes.
    Comment: Exceptionally good 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky.

  9. Asmodeus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Its a great "everyday dram", thats what it is.

  10. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    My first favorite whisky back then
    • Nose
      90 90
      Hmm, sweetness from candied fruit that makes your mouth water, nice and wide and deep, slightly fruity sherry, caramel toffee
    • Taste
      89 89
      Woody bitterness, sweetness, cherries, orange in the background, light winter spiciness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and dry.


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