Glendronach 18 Allardice

Glendronach 18

Paid: $95 for 700ml 

Distilled/Owned by: GlenDronach / Brown-Forman

Region: Highland

46% ABV

Aged For: 18 years on the bottle, likely longer based on my reading

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No 

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Almost like a red wine, dark oak

Nose: Cherry, fruit cake, raisins, sherry, and a slight waft of alcohol. Very juicy and fruity.

Taste: Bold Sumatran coffee, orange citrus, maple syrup, oloroso, and creamy dark chocolate.

Finish: Silky, ginger, figs, praline. Good warmth and fruity linger.

Thoughts: Complex, fruity, bold. As a Macallan lover, I’d pick this up any day over the Mac 18, especially given the price difference. The ABV is just right to give it the perfect mouthfeel without overpowering or sacrificing flavors.

Score: 90 out of 100

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