Glenallachie 12-year-old

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 12:57 pm by mandragoru

Average value

€ 42,54

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303 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.80 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. 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

  6. face scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      65 65

  7. Gurgi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Shiny gold

      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.


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