Glendronach 18 Years Allardice

The 18-year-old Glendronach bears the name of the founder of the distillery, James Allardice. It has been exclusively matured in Ex-Oloroso sherry casks.

The 18-year-old Glendronach bears the name of the founder of the distillery, James Allardice. It has been exclusively matured in Ex-Oloroso sherry casks.

Details about this bottle Edit
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Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Herb:
Plum:
Caramel:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Coffee:
Nuts:
Honey:
Leather:
Berries:
Fig:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Date:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Clove:
Ginger:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Lemon:
Oil:
Peach:
Pear:
Pepper:
Strawberry:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Oil:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Alcohol:
Ginger:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Cake:
Caramel:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Blackberry:
Clove:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Nuts:
Spices:
Fruit:
Oil:
Herb:
Malt:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Raisin:
Coffee:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Black Currant:
Cherry:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Pepper:
Plum:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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Tasting notes of TheGreatMothra:

12. Oct 2019
Nosing: Sherry Fig Cherry Orange Cinnamon Clove
Sherry, stewed dark fruits, morello cherry, oranges.Some spiciness, cinnamon and clove.

Taste: Oak Orange Dried Fruit
Rich, balanced arrival. Fruitiness with orange immediately turns dry, with lots and lots of oak. Lots of concentrated dried fruits throughout.

Finish:
Long and spicy, but not peppery. Some intense orange peel notes showing through.

Comment:
This is an interesting one. The nose is quite frankly about as good as I can remember encountering in any sherried malt. It's complex and inviting. On the palate, it is very intense. Lots and lots of concentrated dried fruit flavours and bags of oak - initially overpowering, but once you acclimatize everyting balances out. The finish is long and interesting. However, if you aren't a fan of dry finishes, this is not for you. There's an initial burst of sweetness, but the character of this malt in general is very dry. It is expensive, but there's quality on show here, and I can tell that there is some whisky in this which is significantly older than 18 years. Something worth trying, but won't necessarily be to everyone's tastes.

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