Glendronach 18 Year Old
Allardice Sherry Cask

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glendronach 18 Year Old / Allardice / Sherry Cask
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Just like the 15yo, Glendronach Allardice 18yo (named after the distillery's founder) has been 100% matured in oloroso sherry casks. We're delighted to welcome Glendronach back from the wilderness – Billy Walker and his team are doing outstanding work here.

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Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Ginger Ginger
  • Orange Orange
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Walnut Walnut
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake

Glendronach 18 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stu Robson (Whisky Marketplace)

    Nose: Clean, focussed sherry with a mix of classic notes to the fore; orangettes, praline, tangerine, bow rosin and a hint of struck-flint smokiness. Develops further on juicy, macerated sultanas and apricot jam glazed walnut cake backed by a faintly suggestion of damp earth. Time draws out a beautiful mix of kirsch and muscavado. A classic, slightly dark sherried profile with enough body and depth.

    Taste: Quite bold on dry walnuts, well roasted coffee beans and treacle backed by the dark chocolate and orange rind notes from the nose. A certain slightly green sappiness develops through the mid palate and seems to cut short the development. Quite savoury towards the finish with more toasted nut notes and a faint grassiness.

    Feel: Silky, rich and coating at 46%.

    Finish: Quite long with touches of toasted oak, ginger, faint sultana and dry earth. Suggestions of green tea and anise flicker through the length.

    Comment: High quality, classically sherried malt whisky in all departments. With that said, this latest batch is missing some of the width and gentle sweetness on the palate that I remember from previous bottlings. The 15 year old may remain the best when at its height, but this 18 year old still offers a level of safety for those that fear that “S” word.

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 21 December 2013

    Nose: Bold sherry, toffee, fruit Palate: Unexpected dryness (for this nose) mixed with fruit and pudding. Nutty. A very subtle smoke Finish: Lingering sherry and walnut

  • 19 November 2013

    What can i say this is Glendronach at its best.I had the pleasure of a bottle of this for my 50th party ,needless to say it did not last long ,and my guests were so impressed most went out to get a bottle for themselves.

  • 28 December 2012

    Had a bottle for Xmas, just had a dram. Beautiful.

  • 1 June 2012

    This bottling of Glendronach is superb.It is a match for more exspensive sherried whiskies from more famous distilleries.

  • 8 December 2009

    Dulce, suave, exquisito. Uno de los mejores del mercado en relacion precio/calidad.

  • 20 November 2009

    Great nose of dates - toffee - sherry and lovely taste of sherried fruit with just a hint of smoke. Nice but something is missing - character which is cloaked by the heavy oloroso flavouring. Good but not memorable. The dram of the 12 yo basic release I had at the distillery had much more of the Glendronach character.

  • 17 October 2009

    I agree with mr S Benetto. This one does indeed bring back memories of the "old" 15y.o. And those memories are, indeed, fond. Truly "The Perfect Choice", following a dinner of specifically game meat, such as for example deer. Right single malt afterwards, is in my personal humble opinion, just as important as "the right wine" is to a dinners main course.

  • 12 September 2009

    Brings back fond memories of the old 15 year old sherry cask. Although only a sample i was given, i enjoyed it very much. Beautiful butter toffee with a hint of spice.