Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A fortress of darkness
Stated Age
08 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
65.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2017 3:54 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008 SMWS 107.10

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Young and powerfull, strong.
    • Nose
      Sherry notes, pure dark chocolate, notes of cinnamon, spicy like nutmeg and ginger. Complex and heavy. 
    • Taste
      Complex with candle wax, heavy oak notes. Fruitcake, notes from the PX-cask, bitter chocolate again.
    • Finish
      Long and lovely. Strong and firm aftertaste. Take your time. Not an easy one.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Shirley, cocoa, cherry cake, chestnuts, sweetness, cinnamon
    • Taste
      Tannin, caramel, cherries, black forest cake, licorice, nutmeg, espresso, dried fruit, bitter base.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter, malt oak fragrance

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Ein wahnsinnig kraftvoller Whisky aus einem Sherry Fass. Sehr jung und mit 65.4% ABV kein Schmusekätzchen...

    Notes der SMWS Website: www.smws.com/a-fortress-of-darkness

    Ausgabepreis November 2017: 59 GBP

    "With an angry noise the portcullis was heaved open and we entered into the dark and formidable fortress. An overpowering aroma wafted from the kitchen of roasting boar and venison broth with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. We entered the main hall with its chandeliers dripping with candle wax and heavy oak furniture constructed from gigantic slices of tree. Pheasants hung from the beams and on the table sat a singed ginger cake, a dense brick of fruitcake and a flagon of treacly pedro ximinez sherry. We sat by the open fire and helped ourselves to nuts and bitter chocolate that was so dark it seemed to absorb what little light there was in the room."
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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