GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year
GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland
The Allardice is named after the founder of the GlenDronach distillery, Mr. James Allardice, who founded the distillery back in 1826. Legend has it that he had given a bottle of his newly made whisky to some ladies in the world's oldest profession; they imbibed a bit too much and caused quite the scene. Folks wanted to know what they had been drinking and soon after, the townsfolk began to request his whisky by name at their local pub.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Oloroso Sherry
"The nose is quite muted at first, but as expected, it opens up once it is tasted. Sweet vanilla and caramel notes along with a touch of dried grass and toast are unearthed upon tasting. The sherry influence is found on the back end with dark almonds and dried fruit. The finish is lengthy, but not particularly riveting. "