Glendronach 18 Year Old Allardice

Glendronach 18 Year Old Allardice
WhiskyGlendronach 18 Year Old Allardice
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
TypeSingle Malt
CaskSherry (Oloroso)
Age18 years old
Abv46%
Rating 87/100
Reviews of Glendronach 18 Year Old Allardice
says on March 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Nose: raisins, chocolate cherries, leather
Mouth: Sherry, walnuts, chocolate orange, coffee
Finish: long and spicy, warm. date, raisin aftertaste. decadent.

says on March 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

reely lovely, sherry,Orange,ginger,dark chotolate,valnuts. love the collor too

says on March 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Sweet at the begining, spicy in the mouth with sherrybomb at the end.
Couple drops of water and its not that much spicy and the sweetness disapear but still good sherry taste.
This whisky must be enjoyed over time.

says on March 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Heavily sherried Scotch can be tough to discern other flavors and complexities due to obvious sherry, fruity oloroso sweetness in this case. But along with oloroso, there is creamy oak, dried figs, raisin, and salty, savory something oily. I doubt casual drinkers will think this is much better than Abunadh at half the price, but there is more to dig out of the malt.

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Brown sherry

General description

op de neus:
rozijnen, studenten haver, hout, chocolade

op de smaak heel anders, citrus, nasmaak heeft iets kazigs

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sweet, with fruity notes at the begining, then appear roasted dried and spicy notes, a little bit dry at the end.

says on January 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

delicious

Nose

rozijnen, sherry, koffie

Palate

zoet, zacht

Finish

pittig en lang

says on January 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Old oak

General description

My god only € 70 but worth way more! rich and bold flavours. sherry all the way!

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

malte fume bold.

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

bold flavour. full sherry. great watered down.

says on October 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Old oak

General description

top

says on September 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Sherry Bombe

says on August 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

The great Kerry Packers choice of tipple. . . and after trying some . . im hooked . . . very easy on the palate . Hard to stop at one . .

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Rich, excellently aged, rounded character. Thick sherry aroma carries through well onto the tongue. Finish is extremely smooth, subsiding possibly too soon. Excellent whisky.

Nose

Rich sherry, butter, sultanas, brown sugar, ginger cake spices.

Palate

Rich. Spiced rum, fruit cake, honey, gentle sweetness, barley.

Finish

So smooth, gentle warmth. Berry fruits from the sherry.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Tawny

General description

I had this once in the past and enjoyed it immensely. For which reason I bought another bottle as I started making a humble collection. Its very fruity and sweet. A very good whisky. Slightly holding back on the sherry flavour, not making it too intense.

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

sherry,fruity,sweet

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Pflaumen breit. Begleitet wird dies von dem Prickeln von Kardamon. Im Mund macht sich ein komplexes Potpourri an dunklen Früchten breit. Dazu gesellt sich die Würze von Nelken und den Schalen reifer Orangen. Im langen, wärmenden Abgang taucht unerwartet ein Himbeeraroma auf.

says on June 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

wonderful

says on May 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

perfect with one piece of ice in the glas!

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

herausragend in der Reihe. Geschmack und Alkohol stimmen

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

veldig god. Drakk denne med tidligere forsvarsminister

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Zu Recht ein großer Hype um diesen tollen Sherry. Noch zuschlagen solange es geht.

says on March 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old oak

General description

The nose is fairly sweet with Sherry, fruit, raisins, and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and orange peels are noticeable on a very Sherry influenced palate as well. Finish is dry, slightly sweet and spicy. The Sherry influence is evident throughout. Enjoyable dram.

Nose

bitter chocolate, sherry, fruit, raisins

Palate

dark chocolate, sherry, fruit

Finish

sweet and dry

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

not very solid its body...21 much better

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Quite sweet, but not that full bodied and tasteful as expected

says on January 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Finally I layed my hands on a sample of this one. On forehand this is a whisky as whisky should be.
A higher (46%) abv, uncoloured (almost dark brown), unfiltered and aged for 18 years.
Actually it seems te be a lot older. The distillery was closed between 96 and 02, so this 18Y is about 4 or 5 years older than stated.
For more info on that check the well writen article on wordsofwhisky.com.
Glendronach founder James Allardes (Allardice) was assumably the first guy who started with the finishing on different casks. So we owe a lot to him.

OK lets start the tasting.
Only (oloroso)sherry casks were used so you can expect a very rich sherry fruityness. And that is exactly what you get.
Along with sweet orange, spicy oak, and a coffee/chocolate bitterness.

The syropy/oily taste has a lot to offer. Oloroso fruits/oranges/chocolate/oak and a mouthwatering all spice.

The very long, heavy and complex finish gives you vanilla/toffee/dark fruits/dried fruits and different spices.
I come short of superlatives to describe this one.
Sublime/perfection/masterpiece/top of the bill, all do justice to this bright shining jewel.
I think this one is king of sherry whiskies as far as I can say.
And if you buy it you get an adittional 4 or 5 years for free.
Can't wait to taste the 21Y(which is actually about 23Y).

Highly recommended!!!!

96 points

I will surely get a full bottle for my collection.

If you grab a 12Y, bottled in 2013, you get the maximum 6Y bonus. So you buy an 12Y that is actually 18Y!!!!
Go get one!
Next year you can buy the 18Y with the maximum 6Y bonus.

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

I've expected more of it. not so smooth as other 18yo..

says on October 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great sherry malt.

says on October 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Maple brown appearance, subtle nutty aroma with essence of fig, burnt sugar, luxardo cherries, opens up to charred orange and raisin tones; palate of clean sherry tones, not syrupy, good bite, orange chocolate finish. Dessert quality nip!

says on July 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Sweet, fresh and fruity. A lovely taste of old sherry casks. This has a well grown up taste, beyond the 18 years stated.

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

okey

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 98/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Mein Favoritlecker Schokolade mit Sherry sehr gelungen

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Fantastic.

says on February 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice and complex.

says on January 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

87 pretty well

says on October 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Glendronach i ett nötskal!
Riktigt god sherry whisky.
Rekommenderas.

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Flavour profile

  • Sherry
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Raisin
  • Oak
  • Chocolate
  • Orange
  • Vanilla
  • Dry
  • Complex
  • Wood
  • Malt
  • Bitter
  • Rich
  • Amazing
  • Toffee
  • Oloroso
  • Balanced
  • Honey
  • Coffee
  • Caramel
  • Walnut
  • Sugar
  • Smoke
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