Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.39/100
votes
1335
Whiskybase ID
WB111367
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 700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 06 18
Barcode
5060568320076
Added on
24 apr 2018 12:41 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.80

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

122 users have left 126 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.39 points.

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    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

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  3. samalo12 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Glenallachie 12 - NC, NCF, 46%
    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet fruits, jammy, nutmeg, cinnamon, light citrus, light sweet pastry, light oak tannin

      Nose is moderately good, but not out amazing. It yields a bright sherry note with an underlying malty sweetness. Casks are pretty heavily influencing the nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      jammy, dark berries, lemon zest, dark roasted coffee, fresh oak tannin, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet -> dry

      The palate presents slightly better than the nose. This is a cask bomb whisky. Lots of sherry and oak influence is present here that buries the distillate. A good cask bomb, but I'm looking for a bit more distillate characteristic.
    • Finish
      85 85
      lingering moderate-long, spicy, sherry earthiness, black pepper, astringent, lemon oil, very light metallic note

      The finish is good with moderate to long length, but nothing evolves over time as it fades.

      Good whisky. Can't wait until the distillate is Billy's creation. I won't rebuy this until then.

  4. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

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  5. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Like in a pantry with preserves, cherry plum marmalade, cider, cinnamon, baked apple.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Raspberry juice, caramel, toffee, fresh plum jam, chocolate, cocoa, goji fruit.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Satisfactory, stays in the mouth for longer, inflames, stimulates the imagination

  6. DramALife scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    A vibrant dram. The pungent nose somehow masked the underlying flavour at first, it deserves at least ten minutes in a glass. It's like riding a roller-coaster, where the palate peaks the experience. More focus on the citrusy side compared to 15.

    [78-82] I'll gladly welcome another dram.

    N 24
    Rubbery sherry at first, which I find quite common in seasoned sherry casks. Lightly oily, more pungent than the 15. Citrus fruits with a whiff of sourish aftertone. Sherry notes arrive late (dried fruits, nuts.) Black tea. Toffee & vanilla. Green banana. A whiff soapy, which develops over time.

    P 26
    The nose was more like Madeira cask but now the palate feels more like sherry casked. Punchy landing but quickly tamed, giving creamy mouthfeel with runny honey to start with. Then figs, juicy raisins, dried dark berries. Oak with sufficient sweet spices (cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, cloves.) A mild touch of espresso beans & malt. Also very mild fruit skin tannin.

    F 23
    Short-mid finish. Flatten out fairly quickly with juicy fruits & drying oaks lingering.

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. VLG scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    75

  9. molpet scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    One of the "older" versions of the 12y GA that were not completely smuthered in sherry casks. At least, you can get a good feel of the distillery character. Sour/sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Mineraly, with notes of grapefruit. Quite spicy, not overly too sweet. This is certainly not to everybodies liking. I do understand now why Billy Walker is trying to cover up the distillery character by using more and more heavy sherry/wine casks. Just trying to make the whisky more palatable for wider masses. It is just a business at the end of the day...
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. VLG scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    69

  11. WHISKOPIJCA scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  13. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Just ok for me, and seemed to get more harsh after the bottle has been open.
    • Nose
      Generic fruits, sherry, vanilla, chocolate. Typical sherried dram but not a sherry monster. Good balance.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Fruits, vanilla, berries (strawberry, raspberry), chocolate, raisins.
    • Finish
      Not long, not complex. Drying. Sherried. Chocolate, cinnamon. Pretty generic.

  14. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. YD84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice, highly regarded sherried dram that unfortunately doesn't quite stand out for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glenallachie 12 year old, 46%. NCF, natural colour.

    25ml sample at home May 2022.

    Very dark amber. A dull dark orange.

    Aroma is dried mango, lightly floral, pot pourri and dried raspberry, some caramelised oak reminiscent of bourbon. Certainly lots of cask character coming through. Good, quite impressive.

    Body is light to moderate oily.

    Taste is gloopy dried fruit puree moving to some salt and chilli, some bitter char. Figs. Chocolate covered raisin, a little plummy, hints at parma violet towards the finish.

    Some good intensity. Good cask character. There’s plenty to like here and yet there’s always something a little too ‘sweet’ and heavy-handed about it for it to be a blockbuster to my personal taste. It’s sort of the way I feel about Bunnahabhain. I can see why people like it, but it’s just not quite my thing. I find the character a bit “stewed”, not well enough defined. Intense, yes, but sort of muddled, not quite coming together (you could say messy).

    Despite all that I think it deserves a decent score and to be acknowledged as the good whisky that it is. I could see some people REALLY liking it and drinking nothing else, especially given the very reasonable pricing. But it’s definitely one to try before committing to. 3.5/84

  17. joeynoreen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  18. DimiIkon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: May 2022
    • Nose
      Nice sherry nose, with red berries and summer fruits, a little vanilla and peach. Mild spices, red apples and green bananas.
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, mild spices and a delicious creaminess. Ripe plums, a light chocolate, a little caramel and a nice sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium with spices, black pepper and red berries, but also a little bitter almond. A little oak wood as a finish.

  19. BunnaMan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry and floral sweetness. Ripe red apples. Estery orange and sweet honeydew melon and unripe banana.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy oily mouth coating and peppery spices. Sherry and sweet raisins. Espresso and milk cocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium
      Dry tart fruitiness, wood and sweet sherry.
      Some almond bitterness.
      Nice young sherry whisky.

  20. Ashita scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    To be honest, the flavor is not very strong
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  21. Ashita scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    To be honest, the flavor is not very strong
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very nice, textured bottle look.
    UCF,Nature color,46%abv,sherry cask finished...all the elements of a good whisky have been prepared, let's see how the final performance is!

    The whole is a very sweet PX sherry style. In terms of the unpeated Sherry style, I personally think it is a very good performance.
    I don't think there are many whiskies that can compete with it at this level of 12yo.
    It is definitely a top 12yo whisky, very good and balanced.

    The taste performance is 88 points, and the price does not affect the score.
    • Nose
      Mainly based on the taste of sherry wine,
      But the smell in the nose is too rich to fully describe...
      Dark fruit, dried fruit, caramel, cream, old wood, floral, vanilla, honey, creamy cookies, and a bit of mint at the end...
      Overall, a very clean and pleasant scent.
    • Taste
      Intense sweetness, everything in the nose is in the mouth.
      Although there is 46% abv, but there is no stimulation,
      In addition to the performance of Sherry oak, the influence of Virgin oak is also very significant, because of the obvious floral and honey, cream texture. Very smooth and comfortable presentation, with some warmth on the tongue and mouth.
    • Finish
      The fruitiness is still there, and the malty sweetness emerges later, lingering in the throat for a long, long aftertaste.

  23. Jabarkas scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Not exactly a sherry bomb. But not far from it. Very pleasant even though I do not like high sherry influence.
    • Nose
      Sherry, grapes.
    • Taste
      Again sweet, sherry. Dark fruits. Very smooth and creamy. Blackberry juice.
    • Finish
      Sherry notes. Caramel.

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Powerful and quite balanced, rather dry
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nuts, vanilla, raisins, cherry, plum, red grapes, cloves, xmas spice, gingerbread, toffee, cocoa, some sherry wood
    • Taste
      86 86
      Punchy, oily, creamy, liquorice, little sweetness, dried fruits, cooca, nuts, tobacco, sherry wood
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, spices, woody, herbs

  25. Jolemann scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Typical Glenallachie notes, dark, caramel, walnuts, sherry, dried fruit
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dark, strong, dark chocolate, fruity, oak spice
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, dry, slightly spicy, not bitter

  26. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Licorice, dried banana, fig, which go well with raspberry and blackberries. In the background it is a bit earthy, black and humid, rich earth. Cherry, gooseberry, and a hint of iodine. Slightly soft old wood. Varnish. A hint of smoke. Blueberries, hazelnuts. Jam. Very fruity on the palate, almost acidic, all the red fruits you can imagine. Noble wood, cherry or chestnut. Minty freshness. Plums. Some spices, but very light, paprika, saffron. It's velvety, almost felted. Cassis. The finish is a little short on the other hand, but good, first charcoal, woody, then vinous, bittersweet. Tinder. More hazelnuts and blackcurrant. Strawberry chewing gum.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-glenallachie-12-yo.html
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. erwinnlim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Wow, for a core range 12 year old release, this is enormous. Lovely sherry influence on a good base spirit. Compared to the 15-year-old this is maltier, more vanilla forward, spicier and has slightly less toffee sweetness. Value (£38) : 9/10
    • Nose
      The sherry influence is not hidden in the back here. A bag of mixed dried fruits with candied orange, sour cherries, dried cranberries, sultanas and prunes. Tinned peaches. Alongside that, quite bit of vanilla and drying oak tannins (possibly from the virgin oak) leave a sense of dried tobacco leaves. Almond flakes and more fresh orange oils. Some rich dark caramel sugars along with an essence of cereal barley water. Molasses. A punch of oak spice at the end carry cinnamon and nutmeg with some black pepper warmth.
    • Taste
      The texture is quite creamy and mouthwatering. The dried fruits return, more orange peel and sultana forward. Again that sour rhubarb note alongside some nuttiness. The virgin oak is more apparent on the palate with more oak spice, vanilla and caramel. Fresh cracked black pepper with cinnamon and cloves now. Chilli-infused dark chocolate and espresso notes give this some heat and depth. My only complaint is that it heads slightly too far in it's tannic quality.
    • Finish
      The finish starts of sweet but that quickly drops of into much darker, drier notes from the oak. Bitter orange peels and roasted coffee beans. More dried tobacco leaves and those spicy oak tannins keep the finish going on.

  28. Mortimore scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  29. TimkoT scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  30. Numwierum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Some red fruits, raisins, then some lime and lighter fruits like apples and pears prevailed. Light wood flavor.
    Taste: Slightly sweet, the light fruits are immediately present in the mouth, brown sugar, white pepper, milk chocolate and a little mint.
    Finish: Medium to short, slightly malty, nutty and subtle liquorice.
    Conclusion: a nice and uncomplicated drinking whisky!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  31. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 46%
    Aroma: A combination of juicy fruit (apples predominate), fresh wood and slightly sweeter spiciness. (84 b)
    Taste: Quite sweet, but gradually dries classically. Otherwise, it can be said that it smells and tastes good. (84 b)
    Points: 84/100
    Summary: Absolutely classic Speyside whisky. Thanks to Josef for the opportunity to taste.

  32. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is quite malty with a domination of lillopops and caramel along with perfume, bananas and tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is sweet and spicy with notes of dates, brown raisins, milk chocolate followed by coffee nuances.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium length, somewhat spicy and sweet with notes of walnuts, black chocolate and slight bitterness.

  33. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Compentently made advanced beginners' dram, almost on par quality-wise with Deanston 12 but more sherry influence (at least the batch I had - it must be said that with these smaller distilleries that batches may vary more often). I prefer it over the 15 which, especially lately - suggests more deep sherry flavors than you actually get.

  34. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant surpise to me. It's aromatic and offers a lot of flavour! The virgin oak works well with the PX and oloroso casks.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A pleasure to nose this one, so many aromas! It's floral and fruity: citrus and banana with vanilla and coconut. The virgin oak is speaking clearly! But there's also some coffee, caramel, baguette, clay and oregano.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts fruity on apples, peaches, grapes and bitter mandarins before several spices pop up: pepper, ginger and a generous dose of liquorice. Becomes quite oaky after a while, and also vegetal notes and chocolate cookies reveal itselves. A lively palate!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Apricot, vanilla, white chocolate and a fresh and refined spiciness: peppermint, aniseed and liquorice.

  35. kaichai scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Fruity spicy malt that surprised me very much and is much better than expected. Forget about your Glenlivet's,Singleton's and Glenfiddich's...This is much much better
    • Nose
      Gummibears,dried fruits,candy
    • Taste
      Banana,cinnamon and mint
    • Finish
      Mint finish

  36. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is one of those Whiskies that needs to breathe in air to get the best out of it.
    Worth a purchase for sure
    • Nose
      84 84
      An almost pungent nose but I like it, but I also detect a little sulphur, I hope I am wrong about that?
      Plum, rhubarb, green gooseberry, a little blackberry perhaps plus other green fruits.
      A good nose
    • Taste
      85 85
      There is plenty of fruit at first but not particularly sweet and there is a nice spice note.
      i detect a hint of peat, a little Parma Violet note and cream icing.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long showing good balance until the end

  37. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Edition 2018:
    On the nose, toffee, honey, banana and nuts, very sweet and less fruity than expected. Light sherry and vanilla in the background. Maybe some marzipan.

    In the mouth then more fruity with a nice dark chocolate note and in the finish relatively light with some oak and subtle light sherry fruit. In addition, it has a pepperiness that only becomes apparent on the back of the tongue after swallowing. In the end, there may be a bit too much bitterness.
    Length: 3/10

    Overall nice everyday whisky, I would have expected a little more sherry influence.

    Grade: 2

  38. aw-home scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is really a hammer good 12 year old at a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel and vanilla with sherry fruit, tangerines, roasted and nut aromas, raisins, bananas, baking spices, honey and oak notes.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry fruit with orange, grain, roasted and nut aromas, raisins, bananas, baking spices, honey and oak notes.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length with roasted and nut aromas, cereals, sherry and citrus fruits, bananas, spices, honey and oak notes.

  39. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. chrisyeo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Sweet Fruit Preserved, some raisins
    Taste - spice first , slight wood, little oily
    Finish - warm woody oak, medium finish

    Tasted sample from Wholly Sprits in May 2021
    • Nose
      Nose - Sweet Fruit Preserved, some raisins
    • Taste
      Taste - spice first , slight wood, little oily
    • Finish
      Finish - warm woody oak, medium finish

  41. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Loads of toffee and caramel, peach/plum sweetness on the nose. Oak, sweet peach juice on the palate with a burst of toffee at the end. White sugar, note of mint, leather, and oak as well. Overall a very nice drop for the $€£

  42. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  43. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Comparing Samples from 2018 and 2020 bottles they seem to be two completely different drops.
    The older one is much more floral, oak and spirit driven, compared to the latter, much more sherried bottling.

    Overall there was much improvement within those two years. Total recommendation for the current 12yo
    • Nose
      2018: 84pt
      2020: 87pt
    • Taste
      2018: Sharper also here more spirit and oak driven - 85pt
      2020: Rounder, sweeter, sirup, spices - 87pt

      The 2020 bottling feels much less alcoholic, compared to the 2018 bottling.
    • Finish
      2018: 86pt
      2020: 87pt

  44. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2022-01-05: Update back to 83
    2021-09-30: Update from 83 to 82
    2020-06-19
    • Nose
      83 83
      Raisins, orange, caramel, cocoa
    • Taste
      83 83
      medium dark chocolate, citrus, orange
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet, perfume, milk chocolate, malt, pudding, pomegranate, pineapple, fruit tray, gooseberry, thyme, shortbread biscuits, cinnamon, pecans, tangerine, banana jelly,

      DILUTED: apple juice, sweet peanuts, more perfume, walnuts
    • Taste
      pungent, pomegranate, grape juice, fruit jelly, cinnamon, trace of sherry, oak, frozen strawberries

      DILUTED: vanilla pudding, sweet liqueur
    • Finish
      malt, cocoa, vanilla, icing, mint, churchkhela, pecans, aromatic wood, honey steak, frozen strawberries

      DILUTED: buns

  46. hafssol scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I just got back to this “sherry bomb” purchasing a full bottle, after the sample I tasted over three years ago, so I have to update my rating and review, and in a positive way.

    It really deserves the definition of “sherry bomb”, of whom I’m not usually a great fan, but it does it very well, without any artifact or compromise. Bold and charged starting from its dark colour, it displayed a pleasant full-bodied mouthfeel, with a bit more than the obvious dark and dried fruits notes.

    Raisins and sultanas are clearly predominant on the palate, without making it any too sweet, while balanced with dark chocolate, vanilla, wood and a touch of spice. The latter two mostly linger in the finish, which leaves a warm caressing feeling, that even resembles the one of a good old Spanish brandy.

    A very solid and well-crafted malt, even for those who don’t love sherried whisky that much; and also, at a reasonable price.

  47. Foudos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  48. MacMike72 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    accesable, honey, almond, choclat. very good

  49. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Svjatogor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    n: sherry & vanilla, dry fruit, old wood, sweet, caramel, walnuts, green apples,
    t: sherry, sweet, full, spicy
    a: wood, fruit, spicy, sherry

  51. Echnaton scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Billy Walker does a very good job
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity sherry, raisins, vanilla
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, sweet, dark fruits, full very pleasant
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long chocolate with a little wood

  52. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This sample was tasted after the GlenDronach 12. Just my opinion - Glenallachie is a dominant malt) The taste, the ABV, the finish and spiciness are the perks that had won the competition...And the price... Maybe it's just a local difference but Glenallachie is way more cheaper

  53. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice integration of different sherry casks. The nose is ever so slightly subdued but overall a fantastic budget sherry whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet-sour, creamy and spiced. Oily walnuts, vanilla ice cream, baked bananas, 60% cocoa chocolate and a hint of mint.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy texture, sweetness covers the tongue. Pepper and soft stewed fruits. Slightly sour and dark chocolate at first. Over time this becomes like a milk chocolate drink alongside jammy fruits.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short-Medium length. Jammy fruits and a nice Sherry wine note. Some walnut and spices with sweetness lingering in the background.

  54. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  55. Gous scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  56. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Wow, from the start promising something interesting, a sort of honey tincture on rose petals, that is, not powerful and viscous, but easily mobile
    • Taste
      83 83
      it becomes even more fluid in taste and begins to feel the influence of Virgin Oak with its powerful oak and pepper tones, but the body is sorely lacking
    • Finish
      82 82
      finish finally goes into the tree and bitterness

  57. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It was tried from 2 different bottles. Unfortunately, the batch could not be recognized. The first was personal to Virgin Oak, the second was much more balanced and I liked it better.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  58. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Yellow fruits, apricot, peach, citrus topping, vanilla, nice intensity, quite sweet, some mint in the background
    • Taste
      A similar experience in taste, supplemented by a few herbal notes. When swallowing briefly peppery with peach iced tea in the finish that lingers medium.

  59. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Immediately after pouring out, in addition to a nice fruitiness with peach and mirabelle plum, I first have a slightly dusty-musty oak in my nose. I was walking in the forest this morning, somehow I associate with the dried autumn leaves of last year. However, this “muff” flies quickly, maybe it is it that then develops in the direction of the hay. Roasted aromas (coffee) amaze and delight me. The next time I smell it, I will have more sour, fresh, light fruits. Pear. I experiment with a little water, which I am not used to. This gives me candied mint, it becomes grassier - morning dew on a spring meadow. A lot of vanilla. Very pretty!

    Mouth: a good start with ginger, invigorating acidity, also a bit mineral and chalky. With water: creamy oak, toffee !, roasted hazelnut.

    Finish: tart and fruity, carried by creamy oak. For me it was “chalky” at first, it covers the tongue well, gets dry, but doesn't lose any of its aroma and freshness. A fine note of vanilla remains.

    Conclusion: I initially underestimated this malt. When I first tasted it a year ago, I saved it as an "easy drinking" representative, light and fruity. That's all he is, with full attention today he started talking to me properly. He is not shy now, but not a screamer, not a heavyweight, but a wonderfully invigorating, lively journeyman. Mild, light-footed but also with depth without being too complicated. The flavors it brings are very meaningful to me, in no way banal. I really didn't expect that.

  60. DramRol scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, apple, citrus, malt
    • Taste
      79 79
      Without water pretty spicy, spirity, water helped a bit
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short dry

  61. Pa_G scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  62. Bomshanka scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    To me this is an oddball whisky. When I first picked up a bottle, based on rave reviews from prominent online reviewers I was frankly disappointed. The nose was flat sweet winegummy, and the palate was so oaky I had splinters in my tounge after first taste. Letting the bottle air and aclimatising the sensory apparatus made the experience alot better and I now find it to be a very fine entry level speysider, but perhaps not really my style.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity sweet, and at times fruity stale notes on peach, apple and banana mingle with oak sap. There is something minty underneath along with a bit of soil and forest floor in spring.
    • Taste
      84 84
      First fruity sweet, winegum mixing with bitter oak then turning on some yeasty, bready notes with lemon zest and drops of lemon juice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Yeasty and citric tinges with the oaky profile, medium in length.

  63. antyloop scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    well-balanced malt in all components ... delicate, light ... Excellent base malt from the GlenAllachie distillery

    Conclusion: take to the bar as a mandatory representative of Speyside☝️ ... Maybe your girlfriend will also like ???? ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      well, just ???? a bomb made of honey notes and lemonade, a flower glade on a hot summer day ... sweet peaches and beeswax ... Wow, well, some kind of beekeeping shop ... Very delicate motifs of oak barrels ... Very light dust. .. Distant motifs of coffee aromas, cappuccino or mochachino coffee ... with milk foam sprinkled with chocolate chips and cinnamon ...
    • Taste
      85 85
      in many respects follows aromatics ... honey-wax ... raisin-lemonade ...
      fruit and coffee ... Just a little milk chocolate in the background ...
    • Finish
      85 85
      finish from medium to long ... Light and delicate ... Repeats the taste ...

  64. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, clean dram.
    • Nose
      Light fruits. Most likely apple. Sweet vanilla sauce. But also spicy. A hint of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Mild and easy to start. But then quite punchy and spicy on the tongue. Vanilla sweet. light fruity and then chocolatey oak tones on the palate.
    • Finish
      Short and mild. Milk chocolate remains.

  65. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  66. Pyromann scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, I would say quite intense whisky, in taste and aroma distinctive apples and overripe fruit. In taste, it kills a wooden bomb that discourages me a little.
    • Nose
      Apples, ripe fruit, quite intense. Sweeter tones, chocolate, cinnamon and some unidentifiable aromas dominate.
    • Taste
      Wood, again overripe fruit, stings a bit, but still overall intense. But after a while it gets a lot into woody wood, and wood dominates in taste - too much for my taste.
    • Finish
      Woody, sharper.

  67. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  68. IIIZIII scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    2019.02.18
    • Nose
      Caramellized green apple, toffee, fudge, milk chocolate, slight malty, cereal notes. Virtually no fruit on the nose. Nutty
    • Taste
      Slightly oaky and quiet restrained. Very soft toffee and milk

  69. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a young man who still dares to say his age!
    the nose is very pleasant, fruity (peach, tangy apple, cooked banana), malty, chocolate and vanilla, sensations of lemonade, acidulous candies
    the mouth is spicy, pepper and cinnamon, malt always present and cooked fruits (banana, peach)
    it's fresh, easy-going, barely bitterness
    chocolate again, a pastry recipe with caramel, marzipan and bread crumbs, in addition to the butter cream. A new smell of Haribo sweets a little sour too.a bit grassy too.
    the finish is good on malt, sweet almond, colorful fruits, it's intense for a 12!

  70. subspot scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  71. dewo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    In the Speyside, near the river Spey on a small tributary, lies the distillery.
    A small pond in front of the main building and many warehouses line up.
    Since 2017 Master Distiller Billy Walker has been responsible.

    After BenRiach, Glendronach and Glenglassaugh was sold, he bought GlenAllachie
    and we can expect a lot more exciting from the Speyside, with peat.

    Not colored
    Not cool filtered,
    46% alc.Vol.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The first is fruit, with a lot of acid, more grapefruit, also freshness of herbs like lemon balm and mint come through.
      A light maltiness rises in the nose, a little rye bread.
      Then come sweet sweet bananas, and again fruity acidity, but this time more clementines, slightly Christmas mixed with Red Bull.
      After the second sip I still smell kitchen herbs like persia and sage.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Lots of fruit with a good tingling sensation on the tongue.
      Although 46% is not much, one initially increases significantly the alcohol.
      Sweetness with a bit of pepper is on the tongue and goes over in woody spice with light vanilla.
      Pickled raisin butter cream will quickly creamy in the mouth.
      After that comes clearly the sherry note with many levels of sweetness to Chilly-sharpness.
      A great experience.
    • Finish
      83 83
      First the sip and then the experience.
      Then sweetness with woody spice (light vanilla), light orange peel, very slightly bitter and goes over into banana, this time rather the sweet plantain, toffee and caramel become a creamy warming finish.

  72. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  73. peatbogger scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    After a huge disappointment in the 25YO I needed something to salveage my view on the new Glenallachie core range. Less than half the age, more than twice as good.
    Thanks to Slàinte Mhath for both the sample and the resurected faith in the brand.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite a lot going on here. And it's very ballanced, none of the casks have put in a very dominant component.
      Sherry notes on sweet red fruits. Zesty sweet tangerine and yellow fruits. A little sour fresh wood, with vanilla and cinnamon. Green banana peel.
      Just think of something you like in a whisky, and I'm sure you will pick it up here.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy texture.
      Arrives with more spice than let on by the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper.
      Immediately bold on dark chocolate, creamy butterscotsh, coffee. A mint leaf.
      Rounds of and becomes lighter from midway, then just as you think it will die off it gives a noticable but nice kick back on the spice after you swallow.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Nutty finish with some delicate fresh wood notes, not the tannic astringency usually found from fresh oak.
      Medium length with a final of sweet semi-dry nuts.

  74. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    When Billy Walker said in an interview that 'running GlenAllachie is fun', he caught my interest. Can you have a better motivation? With its selection of PX, Oloroso and virgin casks, the 12-year-old expression offers a busy nose. Fruity acidity, butterscotch and shortbread are followed by cinnamon, clay and fresh mint. Full-bodied, peppery and slightly mineral, the taste features banana, sage and hints of mocha. After Eights, citrus zest and jelly babies accompany the cask-dominated finish. There are no shortcuts to quality, and this malt is ticking all the boxes.

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. Laghmarker scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

  76. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh and dried fruit, apples, peach, dried apricots, sultana's, vanilla, cookie dough, mild nuttiness, some green tea and a faint note of marzipan.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Green apples, apricot, citrussy, vanilla, a malty barley note, overbrewed tea, spicy white pepper and some nutmeg.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length: vanilla, sour and sweet citrus, malty, spicy wood notes with pepper, nutmeg and a bit of clove.

  77. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The wooden rail was used. The trick also worked on the nose. But at the back it is too modern and not set enough. Too little body, but the PLV is ok. Because the age is commendable.
    • Nose
      Light, freshly cut wood with notes of vanilla and a little honey on the banana. Standard and briefly explained, but very appealing. Great nose. Respect.
    • Taste
      A little of everything but enough of nothing! Sherry? Well done on the palate just too flat. What it has is a dense network of malt and wort. The palate does not keep what the nose promised.
    • Finish
      Medium to rather short. It remains fruity and spicy but somehow minerally simple. It's a shame that he didn't hold out. Unfortunately not convincing me. Modern standard. PLV good.

  78. Mark-E scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  79. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    83
    Very weak. Spiritually ... Not tasty.

  80. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

  81. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  82. LiquidThoughts 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

  83. face scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

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

  84. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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!

  85. Dagobert scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  86. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 84 points Shoplink Moderator

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

      After adding water: Greener, lemon balm (tea), pear puree.
    • Taste
      Filling bars "Banana in chocolate" - dominates. Overall sweet. Slightly ginger, banana, banana peel, vanilla wafer, white peach, mint.

      After addition of water: Initially slightly bitter. Almost rum. Vanilla liqueur.
    • Finish
      Slightly tannins, dried apricot, white pepper, grapefruit juice. Overall very dry.

      After adding water: Mango, peach, white currant, cinnamon, fresh ginger (ginger candy?). And at the very end there is a rhubarb.

  90. 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.

  91. 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

  92. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  93. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    He is not bad against himself, but somehow already without special enthusiasm. Some kind of understatement remained.
    • Nose
      Malt and candy profile, followed by caramel and floral motifs, perfumes, bananas and pineapples, tropical juice.
    • Taste
      Honey and sweet spices in the dominant, followed by raisins and chocolate, some coffee shades.
    • Finish
      Medium length, hot and pepper, hazelnuts, bitterness and astringency of dark chocolate.

  94. Sidney87 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  95. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  96. LeChiffre scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful intensive sweet and fruity malt with interesting aromas and a nice nose. He gives himself uncomplicated, tasty and without big surprises in the mouth. Good Allday standard.
    • Nose
      85 85
      honey-sweet; fresh and fruity with ripe pears; raisins; Caramel; Vanilla; very interesting
    • Taste
      85 85
      intense sweet; Honey; Banana recognizable; behind it notes of dried fruit; raisins; interesting exotic flavors
    • Finish
      80 80
      beautiful fruity spiciness; Sweet; a bit nutty; increasingly pleasantly lightly herb-spicy oak flavors are also evident; does not last too long

  97. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  98. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    very nice dram, it really makes me longing to summer evenings, where this whisky would perfectly match.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fruity and fresh, attractive. This makes me longing to nice summer eve's, with this dram in my hand. Apples, grassy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Same as the nose: fresh and fruity. Not to strong or peppery, but absolutely not week neither. Fresh apples, grassy again.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Like the nose and taste, this one goes out easily, without being weak. Fruits, some grass and floral notes. Pretty long and pleasant finish.

  99. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  100. PX-Michl scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  101. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      60 60

  102. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    strangely enough, the wood gets even more prominent with water.

    Conclusion: I would have renounced the Virgin Oak, the oak is here too strong for me, he seems a bit too strong as designer whisky. Oh, Billy-boy, here you've overdone it for me a bit too much with designing. Why not just refine a classic vibe of bourboncasks and some sherry casks? Why this virgin oak nonsense? Yes, it gives the malt a bit more depth and structure, but kills it with its oak notes.
    • Nose
      85 85
      creamy honey sweetness, many fresh fruits (pear, passion fruit, lemon) and also a few dried fruit as well as nut shells, vanilla, many spices (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon) and neat oak
    • Taste
      82 82
      nice onset, creamy, vanilla, lots of fruit, some oak, with neat pepper
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length, a lot of honey, fruits, nutshell, behind strong oak notes with a hint of bitterness

  103. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Honest and decent whisky. A classic speyside whisky as they used to make them. Glad they didn't oversweet/vanilla/karamel this one.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity a tad grassy and chalk note. This is a classic highlander-speyside nose. I like this quite a bit.
      You get the classic green apple and pears, some hay and a touch of sour.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and sour. Again classic higland-speyside. There is a slight nip from the alcohol, but nothing in the way of a good experience. There is a touch of menthol and chalk in the background.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. There is a tiny sparkle a tannins in here. but overall there is vanilla, some wood and the fruitiness from the nose. It fades away with mild wood and caramel notes.

  104. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  105. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Ok, that's interesting and unexpected. For me clearly a modern designer design. Too much barrel, too little character. The Virgin Oak dominates and kills all filigree flavors. Still tasty drinking whisky, but it does not ignite with me.
    • Nose
      A bit shy on the nose, then sweet, ripe yellow fruits, cooked apples, lots of spice and spices, oak, you notice the Virgin Oak, the sherry is not so present.
    • Taste
      Sturdy in the mouth, a lot of oak, lots of spices, a malt to chew.
    • Finish
      The finish is tart, woody, a lot of barrel wort, the new rich characterizes, towards the end slightly mineral.

  106. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    So great the nose, so disappointing in the taste and finish, you can drink, but compared to the previous 12-year Walker standards (Dronach and Sherry-Benriach), unfortunately, quite weak ...
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fruity, ripe pears and apricots, oranges and nectarines, makes you want more
    • Taste
      Slightly watery, far less fruit and sweetness than in the nose, here much drier and even bitter, oak and fresh green apple, with some alcohol
    • Finish
      Quite short, minimal sweet, but above all dry and alcoholic

  107. KonstUA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22
    Taste 21
    Finish 20
    Balance 20

  108. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B20

  109. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Since the opening of 21 20 20 20 81, not bad but there are questions, and there are many ...

    Already breathed 20 19 20 20 79

    Here is such a stability (((

  110. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Balance (20)
    Aroma promised more ... (83)
    Go
    • Nose
      Fruity, slightly spicy ... light honey notes ... apples and dried fruits ... violet and a drop of wax (21.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Dried fruits and wood, spices (21)
      Go
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, dried fruit with sugar ... bitterness and furniture polish (20.5)
      Go

  111. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Cough drops and wine gums on the nose; pretty sweet initially. Chewy toffee. There's something tangy and yeasty underneath, though, together with a slightly vinuous note. Perhaps a vegetable aroma as well. Not un-complex, to use a clever double negative. I don't get a lot of oak on the nose, despite the use of fresh wood. After the first sip, the nose becomes a little less sweet and moves more toward herbal / vegetable territories: Chartreuse, pickled cucumbers and artichokes in brine.

    Starts with Haribo sweetness and indeed a somewhat sticky, saccharine mouthfeel. Then the alcohol makes its presence felt, bringing along a combination of menthol, acerbic oakiness, lemon-y freshness and sour-savory greens (artichokes again!).

    The finish is where it's at with this one. Really nice and impactful. There's a wave of oak spice and ground coffee notes that seems to rush up the throat at the same time that the liquid is flowing down - a lovely sensation, and well-engineered by the blenders. Chapeau!
    I also really appreciate the balance between sweet and tart flavors in the aftertaste.

  112. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    19-10-2018
    • Nose
      70 70
      fruit
    • Taste
      74 74
      fruit, vanilla, hint of spices
    • Finish
      70 70
      medium, fruit, vanilla

  113. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite good. I enjoyed it. Very fruity on the nose and initial taste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, pears, yellow melon, vanilla, honey, hay, some grapes, some mint,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey covered pears and melon, then honey, then malty hay and peppers
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium long, slightly bitter, slightly drying, malty hay on the tongue, a bit of dark sugar on the sides of the tongue, the peppers die slowly. Elegantly simple.

  114. Bam scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose is still pretty, and on the tongue, the whisky knows at first to please, until suddenly the oak strikes uncomfortably bitter.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel and green apples are very dominant for the moment. Behind it comes a lemon and brings a nice freshness. White pepper and oak also resonate.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Comes very lightly on the tongue, only slowly develop the lemon and caramel and vanilla. Nice, oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Unexpectedly, suddenly the very bitter oak hits. Very briefly the apples flash out of the nose again.

  115. 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

  116. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    not the screamer, bitter / outweigh
    somehow too ..... just
    • Nose
      Malt, sweet, fresh, slightly oak, slightly full-bodied chocolate, mint ?, some vanilla is getting stronger, later honey
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      easy banana, oak (becomes more) and spicy, bitter, later comes beautiful vanilla, the alcohol is not well integrated and bounces something
    • Finish
      medium long
      spicy, slightly menthol, later bitter

  117. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What an impressive new standard bottling of GlenAllachie. It's like walking through an exotic orchard on a glorious summer's day. Intoxicating aromas of fruit, accompanied by creamy vanilla, honey and slightly warming spices. Nothing dominates, nothing disturbs. A wonderful variety of aromas at an extremely attractive price.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/09/09/glenallachie-12yo-2018/
    • Nose
      The nose starts off with lots of tropical fruits - banana, apricot and mango in particular. This is followed by butterscotch, plenty of vanilla, subtle sherry, raisins and a hint of floral notes. Spicy in the back with cinnamon and a whiff of oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity on the palate with honey, citrus and banana. Then the spiciness arrives with oak, ginger, white pepper and subtle cinnamon. Creamy honey and vanilla nicely mingle with some tropical fruits - apricots and pineapple - towards the finish. Nicely mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      The finish shows good length with creamy honey and chocolate notes, followed by some floral tones and a touch of dry oak on the tail.

      With water: Intoxicating nose with tropical fruits when a few drops of water are added. The sweetness is a bit tamed on the palate while more spiciness with oak, pepper, ginger and cinnamon come to the fore. Still creamy honey in the back. The finish is medium long, creamy with vanilla and honey, but fairly dry with oak spice.

  118. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  119. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/relaunch-glenallachie/

    For his latest project, Billy Walker favoured the Glenallachie distillery for its blank canvas history. As relatively new distillery, virtually all of its previous output went into [Chivas] blends. With little previous single malt exposure and plenty of [+/- 1970’s] stock, this was the perfect place for new beginnings, without the start up costs and wait.

    N: This is vibrant and youthful stuff with candy fruit action and a touch of bung cloth.
    T: It speaks youthfully once again, coming in sweet with a hint of citrus & fusty dunnage.
    F: Rings true.
    C: Decent entry level core range malt with an age statement.

    Scores a C

  120. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/relaunch-glenallachie/

    For his latest project, Billy Walker favoured the Glenallachie distillery for its blank canvas history. As relatively new distillery, virtually all of its previous output went into [Chivas] blends. With little previous single malt exposure and plenty of [+/- 1970’s] stock, this was the perfect place for new beginnings, without the start up costs and wait.

    N: This is vibrant and youthful stuff with candy fruit action and a touch of bung cloth.
    T: It speaks youthfully once again, coming in sweet with a hint of citrus & fusty dunnage.
    F: Rings true.
    C: Decent entry level core range malt with an age statement.

    Scores a C+

  121. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  122. maltaholic scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Amazingly good for a 12 year standard!
    • Nose
      Wow! What a nice aroma. A wood note, paired with a lovely sherry note. Great combination.
    • Taste
      The taste nice, maybe a bit immature, but you should not overvalue. Rather spicy notes.
    • Finish
      Nice, rather long finish.

  123. MInimax007 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      With the first nose the 12y seems much more sprightly than the 18y (both 46%). Over time, some of the spicy and partly fruity smell settles over it. At first I thought of floor wax, but you have to give the nose or the whisky (vice versa) some time.
    • Taste
      A really interesting and complex taste experience. On the tongue and the palate, the whisky initially disappoints. Light sweetness, a little bitter. But then comes the departure ...
    • Finish
      An unusual and very good finish. What one misses on the palate, is more than paid in the departure. Different tastes come one after the other and build up. First a light sweetness, then a bit bitter orange, which goes directly into oak and runs out with a slight drying of the mouth. Just great for a 12y.

  124. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    great standard and a must have for Whisky beginners. This butter nose is quite special and probably the distillery character. I have not had a Glenallachie yet...

    Taste and finish not "overwatered" so even with no cask strength a really good whisky.

  125. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Opens up on a distinct vanilla note, lots of candied banana, pencil shavings and malted barley, as well as honey, and peach.
    • Taste
      Soft honey notes, accompanied by banana. A somewhat creamy texture. Finally a gentle note of raisins, followed by subtle spices and a hint of cappuccino and cumin.
    • Finish
      Lingering cocoa powder and banana. Medium in length.

  126. WhiskySmurf did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    This bottle is also went on Bourbon and Olorosocasks, there is nothing on the bottle or the box in which caks it was matured... Thank Billy Walker making these new core range...

  127. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    06.07.2018 Whisky-Stammtisch tasted in Bodenheim

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