The GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice Single Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl, 46%)
This Glendronach whisky, just like the variation aged for 15 years, has been matured in olorose sherry casks. At Havana House, we are delighted to welcome glendronach back from the wilderness – Billy Walker and his team are doing outstanding work making traditional Scotch whisky.
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.
Palate: 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.
Finish: Quite savoury towards the finish with more toasted nut notes and a faint grassiness. Quite long with touches of toasted oak, ginger, faint sultana and dry earth. Suggestions of green tea and anise flicker through the length.