Glendronach 18 Year

Glendronach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch

Product Details:

  • Name: Glendronach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch
  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Age: 18 years
  • Region: Highland, Scotland
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 46%
  • Available at: Third Base Market & Spirits

Overview: Glendronach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch is a well-aged expression from the prestigious Glendronach Distillery, located in the Highland region of Scotland. This whisky is known for its rich and complex character, which results from a lengthy maturation process in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks.

Production: The production of Glendronach 18 Year involves time-honored techniques:

  1. Ingredients: The whisky is made using malted barley, pure water from the distillery's own water source, and yeast.

  2. Malting: The barley is malted and dried using warm air, with no peat influence.

  3. Mashing: The malted barley is mashed to extract the sugary wort.

  4. Fermentation: Yeast is added to the wort, leading to fermentation and the creation of alcohol.

  5. Distillation: The spirit is distilled in traditional copper pot stills, producing a raw whisky known as "new make."

  6. Aging: Glendronach 18 Year is matured for a minimum of 18 years in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. This extended aging period imparts distinctive flavors and complexity to the whisky.

Tasting Notes: Glendronach 18 Year offers a harmonious blend of rich, fruity, and spicy notes:

  • Appearance: Deep amber with a slight reddish hue, showcasing its sherry cask influence.

  • Aroma: The nose is layered with aromas of dark chocolate, dried fruits, and warm oak spices. Hints of raisins, figs, and toffee add depth.

  • Palate: On the palate, you'll discover flavors of sweet sherry, honey, and a delightful mixture of dark fruits, including plums and cherries. The influence of oak and baking spices is evident, providing a balanced and complex character.

  • Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of sherry, spices, and a subtle touch of roasted nuts.

Packaging: Glendronach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch typically comes in an elegant bottle with the distillery's distinctive label, reflecting the brand's tradition of crafting high-quality, sherried whiskies.

Serving: This whisky is best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water to open up its complex flavors. Its 46% ABV provides a bold yet smooth drinking experience.

Conclusion: Glendronach 18 Year Single Malt Scotch is a testament to the art of whisky aging and the influence of Oloroso sherry casks. It offers a rich and rewarding drinking experience, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate well-aged, sherried single malts. Available at Third Base Market & Spirits, this whisky is a true Highland gem that deserves a place in any whisky enthusiast's collection.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Ritesh Deshmukh
Good delivery with packaging but little delayed

Good delivery with packaging but little delayed

My favorite whiskey

After years of searching, this has become my favorite sherry-cask whiskey. Drink with a few drops of water.

Anthony B
Sherry bomb!!

Very deep and intense that opens up with a dash of water.let the dram aerate at least 1/2hr.a very "tight"whisky that's full of dark fruits and definite cask influence present.

Really great

I highly recommend this. Great value for the taste and sophisticated flavor profile.

Melissa L

The packaging and shipping were equivalent to the dram!