Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 06 18
Added on
24 Apr 2018 12:41 pm by mandragoru

Average value

€ 42,52

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337 × member ratings

626 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.81 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. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Billy walkers new project. These new Glenallachie expressions are at best at younger age. The 10 cs batch 1 and this 12yo are very high quality for money if you ask me. In my opinion the 18 and 25 just don’t cut it.

    I have had the privilege of attending a master class of Billy walker himself in The Hague last year. What made a great impression on me was the excess of transparency. There are no secrets at all which is a very, very good thing. Choices they make, combinations of casks used etc.

    Well back to this whisky. If this is their ‘doorstep’ as a brand, a ‘get to know you better’ for us malt geeks, well I certainly do want to enter their premises!
    • Nose
      Well hello what an arrival! This is a very pleasant nose! It’s fresh, sweet, spicy, fruity floral. There is a lot going on inhere! My first impression is that the nose appears to be more mature then the stated age would suggest. I wouldn’t be suprised if there is quite a big volume of older whisky involved. This is complex stuff. You can tell that a lot of different cask types are involved.
      Apple pie, butter, Cream, orange, banana and vanilla. Also some hints of red fruit. And a fresh virgin cask twist.
    • Taste
      Creamy and well rounded. No flaws or rough edges. It is very friendly and well layered. All the different tastes are very well integrated. Orangepeel, ripe Banana’s. Buttery mouthfeel. Very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length. Very wood spice influenced with cane sugar and some licorice. All the different types of wood seem to be passing the palate. Very pleasant. Top quality stuff!

  4. 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

  5. mosesumike scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Since you have set on the wood rail. The trick also worked on the nose. But at the back he is too modern and not set enough. Too little body, but the PLV is ok. Because the age is praiseworthy.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bright freshly cut wood with vanilla notes and a little honey on the banana. Standard and short explained, but very appealing. Great nose. Respect.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A little bit of everything but nothing enough! Sherry? Quite successful on the palate just too flat expanded. What he has is a dense network of malt and spice. The palate does not hold what the nose has promised.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium to rather short. It remains fruity and spicy but somehow minerally simple. Too bad he did not last. Unfortunately, do not convince me. Modern standard. PLV good.

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Conside scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very weak. Spiritually ... Not tasty.

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Good drinkable whisky for the age, there is something to discover, so quite the young oak in between is not mine and the light Essignoten.
    • Nose
      Fruity than expected, clear sour, fresh apples, almost ripe, so small directly from the tree in the garden, green and red, fresh peach, pear, damp grass, clear honey, fresh, young oak and some Essignoten, toffee
    • Taste
      Oily, stronger in the body than expected, a lot of honey, spicy oak chips, pickled pear, young plum, green apple, peach, the white wine vinegar still slightly there, more backwards from the grass, rough chocolate chips in between, lemon grass and a hint of ginger
    • Finish
      Grass, apple peel, fruit pits, green apple, tobacco leaves, medium long


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