Glendronach 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB95950
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Allardice
Bottled
20.04.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL10233
Barcode
5060088791691
Added on
07 may 2017 10:59 am by whiskytornado
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 81.58

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 18-year-old

13 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.75 points.

  1. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Conclusion: Blindtasting Advenstkalender: typically delicious Glendronach, fruit bomb, super overall impression, only a little dry
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, sweet, dark ripe fruit, the alcohol is there but relatively well involved
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, balanced, fruity, sherry, slightly dry & spicy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium to long, balanced but not explosive, too dry

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  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. jbar did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Deep amber.

    Tasted neat it showed rancio, fruit cake, pickled walnuts, brandy snaps and cream on the nose. Lovely sweet resinous wood and vanilla on the palate joined by prunes and date-like red bean sauce. Not all the aromas were sweet, however, with some sour notes to counterbalance: fermentation smells and shellac. The finish was very refined and mellow, almost misleadingly easy yet deep and very long. Later aromas included carob or milk chocolate and almond icing.

    Three drops of water brought out the shellac and sour notes plus the whisky’s spiritousness, partly obscuring the fruit cake. Later the caramel and fruit sweetness returned although mainly on the palate: honey and butter caramel. Later still very ripe, sweet Spanish Alcurnia peaches while the nose gained a grainy, cereal note. Nougat, caramelised condensed milk, cinnamon, and scented cedar pencil shavings—not the graphite.

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Intense, ripe, tart. Great oak notes already in the nose.

    Later sweetness but also bitterness. The 46% is great. Slight dryness in the long finish.

    A few drops of water make little difference. Better leave out the water.

  6. sphinx scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. DramRol scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry bomb, raisins soaked in rum, christmas cake, dried fruits, sultanas, caramel, chocolate, very complex nose, old furniture, tobacco
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sherry sweetness in the beginning followed by very dry tannins and oakiness, spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, dry and spicy

  8. IIIZIII scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Milk chocolate, stewed fruits, prunes, figs, dates, vrey intense, lots of overripe fruits. No sharpness and alcoholic note to it. Only the overwhelming amount of mellow fruits with brown sugar and chocolate
    • Taste
      Big arrival, complex and integrated oaky development. A little chocolate, and the dark fruits from the nose.

  9. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Excellent full and intense sherry barrel matured malt. Wonderfully complex and interesting with a pleasantly bitter note in the finish. Oak clearly pronounced. For me it is a bit behind the GD 21 years, but PLV is great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      full; clear note of sherry; Sweet; dark fruits in alcohol (including plum, raisin); some caramel; Oak
    • Taste
      89 89
      complex and oily in the mouth; fruity-sweet; spicy oak clearly noticeable; Spices; tart chocolate notes
    • Finish
      88 88
      long; slightly dry; Sweetness which increasingly turns into tangy, tangy oak aromas; Dried fruits; Spices

  11. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. BehindSpace scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. RR60 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  14. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    James Allardice founder of the Glendronach Distillery Co in 1826.

  15. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sublime whisky !
    • Nose
      A deep agreeable sweet nutty smell is coming out the glass while slow fatty tears are going down. Coffee and chocolate together with sulphur and tobacco ashes.
    • Taste
      Strong coming in for a 46% but a rich full body filled with sherry and oak, walnuts and malt in a light smoky environment. Not creamy or oily as expected from the tears in the glass but more like a light syrup.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, drying out nicely but not too far. Oak and light warming spices. Light smoke and tolerable bitterness.. Sweet sherry.

  17. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Glendronach was closed between 2/1996 and 5/2002 so this whisky is a minimum of 21 years 2 months old

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