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

€ 101,47

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old Allardice

157 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 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. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Clearly the older brother from the 15th. But more sherry dominating and a little too much on tap. A matter of taste. The quality is remarkable. PLV clearly perfect.
    • Nose
      87 87
      As something special, you immediately have the red wine notes and the well-known match effect. I like that. Then the entire Christmas market with a good espresso in the air.
      Gently woody spice notes in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      If the wood now cuts through 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
      88 88
      Rather long and with cough syrup-like mouthfeel, he slowly leaves the stage. It stays wonderfully sweet. In the background a woody cooling menthol taste. Has something. But he doesn't make it on the shelf.
      Thanks to André for the big rehearsal.

  8. Thorstii scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    WhiskyBase#005:GLENDRONACH_ALLARDICE[March, 2020]-90/100-

    Allardice - the flagship of Glendronach. Named after the founder James Allardice. People say, due to its closing during 1996 and 2002: It is even 23 years old (on a 2018 bottling). It is the last Single Malt of the core range which is only blended from oloroso casks. On the nose i have a strong sweetness, which comes from the sherry cask and lots of fruits complements with dates and figs. It is very complex and the alcohol is very well integrated with its 46%. On the tongue, you have a taste explosion. You get the typical christmas spices, like allspice or clove. Then, it continues with a dark chocolate with a piece of orange. The palate is overwhelmed by its complexity. The finish is strong and long. Towards the end, I have a walnut taste. Dark chocolate, leather and coffee notes end this unique malt. The strong oak is present till the end.

  9. volker40sw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Tasted on 05-06-2019 at "Spirit of Speyside Festival" in Dufftown.

  10. keizerjos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Deep full sherry scent, dark and heavy. Raisins and later something meaty, smoked ham? Dried plums, more currants, good chocolate, dry sharp edge - this is a sherry bomb. Aftertaste is long. The sample only gets better as the glass progresses. Black fruit, spicy. Superbe whisky.


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