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.

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983
Glendronach
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Herb:
Plum:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Cherry:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Dark Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Honey:
Leather:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Berries:
Fig:
Date:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Blackberry:
Grape:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Banana:
Barley:
Cake:
Clove:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Oil:
Peach:
Pear:
Strawberry:
Herbs:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Cherry:
Oil:
Raisin:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Plum:
Hazelnut:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Fig:
Ginger:
Grape:
Honey:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Caramel:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Clove:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Herb:
Oil:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Coffee:
Raisin:
Cherry:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Hazelnut:
Pepper:
Black Currant:
Grape:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Plum:
Walnut:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 13

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28. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Sherry, oak, lovely and sweet, fruity, oranges, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toffee, plumbs
Taste:
Oak, sherry, sweet, chocolate, spicy
Finish:
Long and heavy
Nosing:
Sweet aromatics of fudge and muscovado sugar. Fruit compote and glacier morello cherries provide added complexity
Taste:
Rich dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and all-spice marry together with classical aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread and chocolate orange
Finish:
Tremendously complex and long
19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: SherryChocolateMaltSpicesCaramel

Finish:

Comment:
28. Aug 2018
GlenDronach is a bit of a one-trick pony, but boy, they know how to make a great sherry whisky! 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 ≙ 90 pts
12. Oct 2019
Nosing: SherryFigCherryOrangeCinnamonClove
Sherry, stewed dark fruits, morello cherry, oranges.Some spiciness, cinnamon and clove.

Taste: OakOrangeDried 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.
14. May 2018
Nosing: SherryDark ChocolateDried FruitCherryRaisinFruitPlumSweetGreen AppleFigMaltOrangeHerb

Taste: CherrySherrySweetNutsOilOakSpicesDark ChocolateHerbDried FruitGingerFigOrangeFruit

Finish: SherryNutsSweetRaisinDried FruitSpicesOakOrangeCoffee

Comment: One of the best
Nosing: SherryHoneyVanillaFruitOrangePear

Taste: SherryOakVanillaSweetSpices

Finish: OakMalt long

Comment:
Tomasz
11. Mar 2019

Comment: Great whisky. It taste so delicate, so smooth. Even for people who prefer peat than sherry this is a very nice dram. So powerful in taste. Lingering aftertaste which stay with this strong tea like covering. The only minus for me is that strong aftertaste fading out quite quickly. Very smooth, easy ad pleasant dram.
17. Mar 2019
Nosing: SherryRaisinStrawberryDark ChocolateGingerLeather
Orange is present, and is especially noticeable when compared side-by-side with The Macallan (12-year, an experiment I highly recommend)

Taste: powerful
SherryOakChiliBlackberry

Finish: HazelnutSherryBlack Currant

Comment: The deep, dark color of The GlenDronach 18-year old expression plays it's part well in projecting a first impression of quality.

There is a refreshing lack of sugar sweetness, or even honey (though I am fan of honey), in this whisky. There is absolutely a sweet character, but it manifests almost entirely as fruit influences.

I find that many sherried whiskies disappoint on the palate even if sensational on the nose. Not so with The GlenDronach 18-year old. It fires on all cylinders from first sniff to the tail end of it's lengthy finish.
03. Apr 2015
Nosing: SherryOakDark ChocolateBarleyCherry

Taste: SherryCinnamonSweetCaramel

Finish: Long and tasty

Comment: I'm a huge fan of Macallan 18. That being said, this is definitely a very close second. For the price you just can't beat this! Excellent job Glendronach!!