Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 1
Stated Age
10 years old
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
Batch 1
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 06 18
Added on
24 Apr 2018 12:40 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 58,92

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The recently released Glenallachie begins with a beautiful interplay of sweet fruit notes, roasted malt and strong spices. The high-potency alcohol (57.1%) is well integrated, only a slight cooling was perceptible after pouring for a few minutes in the nose. The aroma is very voluminous: hints of red fruits, rose hips, red grapes, intense honey notes, pastries, caramel, abundant spices / herbs and delicate wood notes give the malt a nice level of complexity. The anticipation is rising!
    • Taste
      Very powerful and full-bodied. The texture is pleasantly soft, a slight dryness sets in after a few seconds. The sweet notes from the nose are also very present in the taste. The aromatic intensity and maturity are quite impressive. At no time does the malt seem sprightly, immature or too young. Rich caramel and honey notes dominate in the short term and are complemented by dark fruits, rose hips and malt. A touch of milk chocolate, many hard-to-define herbs / spices (maybe cloves?), Oak and a pinch of freshly ground pepper complete the aromatic variety. With a few drops of water, I like the Glenallachie a bit better (even softer, more fruity and sweeter, without noticeably losing strength). Great!
    • Finish
      At least medium-long, sweet-spicy and warming. With a delicate pinch of pepper on the sparkling tongue tip, the finish starts. Honey-rich sweetness and dark fruits as well as sherry notes gradually fade. With malt, caramel, milk chocolate, roasted aromas and spicy-kräutrigen notes sounds of the ten-year Glenallachie slowly. On the palate remains a slight dryness.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Dynamic, fruity whisky, but the virgin oak is a bit much.
    • Nose
      Big of waxy fruits, honey, caramel, malt, oak and spices.
    • Taste
      Powerful, sweet and spicy. Honey, malt, lot of spices and fruits. Gerbeaud.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sweet.

  3. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    T he comes back into the glass, I'm sure. For a 10-year bottling is not too much of youth here to feel, quite the contrary, balanced, intense and delicious, I would describe this aptly. Batch 1 is a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the 12th, 18th and 25th.
    • Nose
      I 'm starting with the 10 CS of the new Core Range from GlenAllachie, because it somehow turned me on a lot. Cask strength simply has priority for me. First, I get a small cloud of alcohol, pulls in the nose, but does not make it uncomfortably wide, then dessert is served here at its finest. You have the feeling of a freshly baked cake is on the table or is it custard and honey? Intense sweet, almost sugary with a touch of Rumaroma. But I can not really see a clear fruit anywhere. After some time there is still a kräutrige component to feel ... hidden, I would say something slightly green. In any case, the nose must be constantly on the glass, beautiful with a lot of intensity and volume, just thick!
    • Taste
      The start stays nicely intense, the sweetness continues completely. Custard sticks to the palate, I would close on a total high sugar content. In addition a variety of different spices, without which I could name these individually. Here comes the Honigarome something more to wear, by the slightly oily texture. If you leave the 10s a bit on the palate you get a bit of dark chocolate and a bit of dryness on the palate edge, but the pure sweetness complements it super. What you have to call again and again in the consciousness, is that this is a cask strength, the alcohol is for me only in the intense flavors to feel barely as alcohol, this is well involved. Since this is a combination of sherry and virgin oak, but I would appreciate the Virgin Oak share much higher. But the combination of both is a lot of fun. On water I have completely omitted the first attempt, I just did not think so, was not necessary.
    • Finish
      On the palate, the finish or the experience is relatively long-lasting, more than in the throat. The sweetness and a little bit of dryness stays behind and makes you happy after some time.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] Glenallachie offers a lot of new releases since the new owners took over - they want to replicate their success with Benriach and Glendronach (to sell the distillery for a hell of money once it got a good reputation). For us drinkers this is great because we have a lot of choices to drink stuff of a rather unknown distillery so far...

    ...and this is an easy drinkable but not really impressive composition. It offers the typical rather wood-driven modern style where the malt flavours play a marginal role only. The mouthfeel and finish is sub-standard, but both nose and taste are okay for such a dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a modern wood-driven profile with lots of spices and some tannins that is complemented by barley sugars and sour winey aromas. Not too bad but neither complex nor impressive, to be honest. But hey, this is a just 10-years old and given this age it is absolutely okay.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is quite simple too but it is nicely composed as a mixture of wooden, sherry and malt-driven flavours. The woods and sherry are a little too dominat for my taste buds and marginalise the malt flavours somewhat, but this is the new whisky "zeitgeist" I am afraid. Nonetheless, easy drinkable...
    • Finish
      83 83
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot due to the high abv (57,1%) but not really coating. The finish is rather short and mainly driven by the sherry flavours without distracting moments. Some water turns the nose even punchier while more water flattens it quickly (like the taste) - actually, I like this dram best when neat.

  5. Misery scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Glenallachie CS 10 yo | 57.1% | 21 + 20 + 20 + 21 = 82pts
    N: Bright, fresh, sweet and fruity, first closed, later it becomes brighter, fruit, some coconut and fruit candies, honey.
    T: Sourish, immediately turning into sweetness, tart, flowers and candy, wood.
    F: Pepper, fruit, malt, bitter dark chocolate.
    B: A nice, straight-line barrel with a nice, fresh, fruity candy.

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The nose dominates the alcohol too strong, but the underlying flavors are an interesting fruit mix, which unfortunately remains somewhat unclear.
    In the mouth, the alcohol is even more brutal, it is not well integrated and becomes the dominant element he should never be.
    The alcohol does not subside until it leaves and leaves room for a bitterness that is astonishing for old age.

    Rarely do I dilute a whisky with water, but with this it almost crowds.

    With water, the nose is softer, but also one-sided. This continues in the mouth and finish. Although he gets a good drink, he loses his expressive power.

    The whisky is inharmonious due to the strong alcoholic notes, maybe a few more years maturing would have been good. I'm not sure.
    • Nose
      It starts with an alcoholic note ... so wait. The alcoholic sharpness does not disappear completely, but now the flavors behind it can be recognized. Peach, lime, pine needles, honey, some citrus, further darker red fruits, blackberry perhaps in the background, delicate hints of wood

      With water: much milder, a fine almond note appears, the fruits recede, leaving a slightly acidic multi-vitamin mix
    • Taste
      Powerful approach, burning on the tongue, the rather light body does not quite fit the force, a little oak, again blackberry, some orange, everything remains indistinctly hidden behind the sharp alcohol

      With water: the burning disappears, the whisky becomes sweeter, the orange a little stronger
    • Finish
      Oak, lime, surprisingly pronounced bitterness, towards the end some sweetness

      With water: gentler, the bitterness less pronounced

  7. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      intense virgin oak, fresh wine, sweet floral note
    • Taste
      82 82
      astringent virgin oak, corn syrup sweetness, weak honeysuckle, very young
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium. syrupy body, sweet vanilla, understated grain character

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    He would have tolerated a few years in the barrel from my point of view. I'm looking forward to the older bottlings ...
    • Nose
      The flavor is a little sweeter, not quite as fruity as the 12-year-old, rather sweet, with vanilla in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Taste intense, the wood predominates, something burns on the tongue, alcoholic, young.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The case when a couple of drops of water will be very useful, but still very alcoholic and sharp.


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