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Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.84/100
votes
281
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 06 18
Barcode
5060568320076
Added on
24 Apr 2018 12:57 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,30

54 × in wishlist

281 × member ratings

529 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.84 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell is fruity and pleasant, a mixture of light sweet notes and a gentle acidity.
    When tasting, I immediately think of a juicy green color, the sour impressions begin to dominate.
    The finish is pleasant, but not very versatile.
    Overall a good drinkable whisky without mistakes, but also without surprises.
    The fresh barrels dominate, the sherry can only be found in the second sip
    • Nose
      Apple, pear, grass, behind it sweet plums, vanilla, white wine vinegar, a hint of tangerine, a little spicy wood
    • Taste
      Cool, noticeable onset, light tingling, delicate astringent, slightly sour, citrus, sour apple, apple juice and some tart orange, slightly bitter caramel and woody notes, creamy, a hint of anise, in the second sip then sweeter fruits, strawberries and a lot of banana
    • Finish
      Caramel, light Nordic beer, tingling on the tongue, mellow apple, less sweet than in the taste, banana medium in length

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a great 12 year old. Not too sweet, not too spicy, very nice to drink. Overall, very balanced. The palate gets what the nose promises. Great. The looks older ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      fresh, sweet, slightly spicy, honeydew melon, oranges, peppermint, malt, sour cucumbers, beetroot, clove, cinnamon. Great flavors here, very harmonious
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, oily ... creamy, very light spicy ... white pepper, mint, grape nut chocolate, cherries and vanilla, no bitterness
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, nutty, woody ... nice sherry barrel

  3. Misery scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    `Glenallachie 12/46%`
    In the aroma of malt-candy profile, followed by caramel and floral motifs, perfumes, bananas and pineapples, tropical juice. Honey and sweet spices in the dominant taste, raisins and chocolate, a few coffee shades. The finish is medium length, hot and pepper, hazelnuts, bitterness and astringency of dark chocolate.

    At the tasting there was a feeling that I had come up somehow better, or the fact is that there were other snifters, or just in comparison with the tarmac smoky Benromach, it seemed fresher, lollipop and brighter in taste. Against himself, he is not bad, but somehow already without special delights. Some sort of understatement remained.
    `Score 83`
    © belwhisky.club

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Yellow apples, summer meadow, a touch of straw. Behind it some hazelnut, caramel and vanilla. Dry branches.
    • Taste
      Soft, slightly oily. Apples, pears, chopped almonds, some honey. A hint of white pepper. Milk chocolate, a hint of peach.

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Colour:
      Shiny gold

      Nose:
      Smells first very fresh, fine and fruity.
      Passion fruit, pear, green grapes and green banana. I feel very lively. Then it gets drier. Wood and some wood stain. Lavender soap, sour splashed must.
    • Taste
      Woody, spicy start. Then comes a pleasant fruit sweetness. Paired with a little vanilla, plastic and shoe polish. Caramelized pear. Some men's chocolate and wine cream. Sweetener, a little peach and malt.
    • Finish
      As if you're bumming a Bavarian Blockmart candy with some caramel.

  7. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and relatively sweet. Plenty of fruit dominated by banana. A solid and typical Speyside representative.
    • Nose
      Very fruity with vanilla. Banana, marzipan, vanilla pudding.

      After adding water: Greener, lemon balm (tea), pear purée.
    • Taste
      The filling of the "Banana in chocolate" bar dominates. Overall sweet. Slightly ginger, banana, banana peel, vanilla wafers, white peach.

      After adding water: Slightly bitter at first. Almost rum. Vanilla liqueur.
    • Finish
      Slightly tannins, dried apricot, grapefruit juice.

      After adding water: Mango, peach, white currant and cinnamon.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good value for money, luckily with a bit virgin oak only.
    • Nose
      Floral. Fruits, honey, citruses, malt, mint and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Citruses, oak, white pepper, vanilla, green apple, banana shake and honey.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    for me the best product of the new range, a lot of malt for the euro, know nothing more than 50 ¬ which gives him the water.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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