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Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

Overall rating
88.28/100
votes
3368
Whiskybase ID
WB7565
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6600
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Label
Lot 1
Bottle code
L060409
Barcode
5060088791691
Added on
28 Apr 2009 10:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 136.75

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3368 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

182 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.28 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Super 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. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Clearly the older brother of the 15. But even more sherry dominating and a little too much on tap. A matter of taste. The quality is remarkable. PLV clearly perfect.
    • Nose
      As something special you immediately have the red wine notes and the well-known matchstick effect. I like that. Then the whole Christmas market with good espresso in the air.
      Soft woody spice notes in the background.
    • Taste
      If the wood now cuts through, then it tends to be in the bitter direction. Too bad. But the creamy sherry effect comes quickly. Now orange caramel in plum jam. It is full-bodied and wonderfully oily. But ... something bothers me on the bitter side. Still a good palate!
    • Finish
      Rather long and with a mouthfeel similar to cough syrup, he slowly leaves the stage. It stays wonderfully sweet. A woody, cooling menthol taste in the background. Has something. But it doesn't make it onto the shelf.
      Thanks to André for the great rehearsal.

  3. MrDvorak scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 89pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is very fresh, sweet and has intense notes of menthol chocolate, black raisins and nuts.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is compex and layered with notes of milk chocolate, assorted nuts and tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is medium to long with beautiful notes of chocolate, steamed fruits and raisins.

  4. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Deep fresh herbal chocolate with tobacco, assorted nuts, raisins and menthol.

    RATING: 89pts - [n22,t23,f22,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  5. tangtang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a wonderful malt, very soft and round. Very balanced and consistent. Wonderful combination of flavors
    • Nose
      very soft and round, sherry and dried fruits, in the background slightly sweet and chocolate, raisins, plums, spicy oak comes later, I hear furniture polish, light fruits
    • Taste
      Dried fruits and a lot of sherry, spicy, oak, raisins and plums, slightly sweet, the light fruits can also be heard here
    • Finish
      nice sherry aromas, sweetish nutty, dried fruits and some chocolate, becoming spicy, quite long, very slightly malty in the background

  6. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Glendronach 18,

    Thank you for opening my eyes. I will therefore never be in a relationship with a "Sherry Bomb".
    However, I admit it without difficulty, you did not leave me indifferent. I know that you are more than your age but that suits you very well. I understand all those who only have eyes for you.

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. 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

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