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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Glendronach Allardice 18yo (named after the distillery's founder) has been 100% matured in oloroso sherry casks. It has been at the centre of the distillery's range since its 2000's relaunch and remains one of the best sherry-focused 18-year-old whiskies on the market. Chewy and fruity, with layers of soft spice, and rich raisins and dates.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
18 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
Oloroso Sherry
Chill Filtered
No

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 Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Big sugary raisins, dried cherries, dark chocolate, beefy edges, butter, cream, coffee, almonds and toffee. ‘Like a Starbucks Double Tall Cappucino, with fruit’ my more flowery note reads.

    Palate: More raisins, Eccles cakes, sour plums, dates, cinnamon and allspice, with a big dark woody middle. Water brings out more sweet and sour fruit, with a hint of Worcester sauce, as well as more spice, and simplifies the flavour.

    Finish: Sugared almonds and butter, with a bit of grainy wood leading to grape-skin tannins.

    Comment: A filthy whisky, and I mean that as high praise.

39 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    20 January

    I cannot fault this one at all. This is a sublime whisky. The price is intimidating but go for it if you love a typical Speyside and an Islay. It is the middle ground between the two and not in a bad way. Sweet, full-bodied, complex but not overly complicated.

  • 5
    6 January

    In a word exceptional

  • 5
    31 December 2018

    Exactly what you'd expect from a good whisky aged in sherry casks

  • 4
    23 December 2018

    This is a jolly good dram. I'm normally an Islay/islands whisky drinker myself, but for Christmas I find the sherry taste of the Glendronach Allardice more fitting. So much sherry, yet not too sweet for an Islay lover. My only complaint is that the aftertaste does not last particularly long, but I may just be too used to Laphroaig which is superior in terms of aftertaste.

  • 5
    9 November 2018

    I have been drinking Glendronach Allardice 18 year old scotch exclusively since I discovered it three years ago. The lack of peat is what draws me to this scotch and I have no desire to add ice or water to this wonderful scotch. I have also tried the 15 and 21 year old as well as the cask strength but this is my favorite. It reminds me of a fine cognac and I believe even non0scotch drinkers could love this scotch. My wife doesn't drink but insists on being close to my glass so she can enjoy the wonderful aroma emanating from this wonderful concoction.

  • 5
    20 October 2018

    I bought a bottle of this today; fantastic whisky. My usual preference is a peated/smoked Islay whisky (Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila). I often find that Islay fans find it difficult to get as passionate about other styles of whisky (myself included). If this is the case for you, I’d highly recommend you try GlenDronach 18. This is a wonderful sherry flavoured whisky. On the nose, I got Christmas cake, raisin and cherry bakewell. The taste is wonderful and complex with flavours of almonds, raisins and sherry. The aftertaste gave me a warming richness. I also sampled this whisky with a Romeo y Julieta wide body Churchill Cuban cigar - a match made in heaven.

  • 5
    19 April 2018

    This is such a laid back sherry monster that I always chill with this one. Just chilling and having great time. I call this one the chill out dram

  • 4
    8 April 2018

    My Dads new favourite of all time after one drink!!!!!!!??

  • 4
    18 February 2018

    If you imagine what noble sherry malt whisky would be, this one will exactly give you the answer. Though i love amazing single cask 1993,1994 , i often miss this silky and fluent sherry malt whisky. In one word, 18yo is bible of sherry malt whisky

  • 5
    14 February 2018

    Very pleasant! A subtle fruitiness.

  • 5
    4 February 2018

    the best whisky you can get. wonderfull combination of sweetness and complexity in a glass.

  • 5
    29 January 2018

    I have tried this wonderful W. over christmas. I am impressed by the complexety and the balance. The sherry is so pressent yet the sweetness is not overwelming.

  • 5
    23 January 2018

    Fairly new to scotch, normally a bourbon drinker. This one is magnificent, dried fruits, rich chocolate...many layers and lovely color. Will definitely revisit! Cheers!

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    Stunning whisky. Superb sherry cask. Dried fruits and toffee

  • 5
    24 December 2017

    A Regal Scotch. While its certainly on the pricey side it tastes exactly like a 100 dollar bottle of scotch should. It has an extremely rich punch of dried fruits, both in nose and palate. I've always been more partial to Islay and Island scotches myself, but this one demands your attention in a similar manner, though with overwhelming richness instead of smoke.

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    stunning whisky and immense color for its age

  • 5
    11 December 2017

    I have been drinking Gelndronach for three years now. At first I bought the 15y/o, the 18y/o,the 21y/o and the cask strength. 15 was good. 21 was too sweet and the cask strength needed diluting and was just never right. The 18 I got at the time was the best scotch ever. When the 15 disappeared it was a clue that maybe the 18 would not be as good. I have bought several bottles of the 18 since and while it is not as great as the 18 two years ago it is still my favorite. This scotch is only for the neat drinker. It is like a fine cognac.

  • 5
    4 December 2017

    5 stars!!!

  • 5
    30 November 2017

    This is among the best scotches I've ever tried. I had purchased 2 bottles of the 15y.o. on the recommendation of personnel in the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh and was disappointed upon returning home to the USA in that the 15 was no longer available. I was excited to find the 18 and delighted to find it a superior scotch. Smooth, multiple layers of complementary flavors so subtle...not inexpensive but well matched with much higher priced whiskys!

  • 5
    16 October 2017

    Oh the flavours in this is just what I want. I don't have to taste hard for them to come. They're just there. Will definetly have this again, and again... If you do like tasty, sherried Whiskies, this is it.

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