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Overall rating
87.30/100
votes
160
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American Oak and PX
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568320090
Added on
24 Apr 2018 12:45 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 252,33

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160 × member ratings

166 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 25-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky, no doubt, but not good enough in relation to the price!
    • Nose
      Ripe honeydew melon, orange, citron juice, a hint of leather, slightly floral, nutty, cashews, caramel, tobacco leaves, honey, pineapple, bread dough tended in the background
    • Taste
      At first fruity and sweet, then spicier and slightly bitter, nuts, some wax, bread dough and a lot of lemon, with oranges and honey, first cashews, then walnuts, nutmeg, dark chocolate with ginger, now also orange marmalade
    • Finish
      Warm, spicy with walnuts, ginger and dark chocolate, creamy, quite long

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    Tasted at Tunsberg Whisky Festival 2019
    Have to say this was probably the biggest disappointment of what I tried out.
    I expect more from a 25YO, also more from an almost £250 bottle.
    • Nose
      80 80
      The nose is not bad, there's a zesty fruityness as well as darker notes of chocolate and leather.
      Quite a bit of spice in there, in fact it smells hot and the alc is very noticeable for a 48%
    • Taste
      78 78
      It arrives sweet on red fruits and chocolate.
      Then a rather rapid build up of spice as the more yellow and zesty elements takes over.
      I find it completely out of ballance, it's eratic and almost nervous.
      Sometimes unpredictable can be interesting, here it just made it difficult to focus on anything.
    • Finish
      74 74
      The finish is at first dominated by spices, hot spices.
      Then the wood takes over the wheel and drive this whisky deep into the ditch. The tannins are mouthpuckering dry, and with the spice still lingering it gets almost unpleasant.
      It doesn't help that this dryness sticks very long.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like it much better than the 18s - the price is too ambitious to me - looks more like 20y than 25y, I get half delicious yet singlecasks that taste much tastier - for me in mid-2018, a 100-120 € whisky
    • Nose
      Sweet lemon cake with melted sugar crust, lemon peel, lemon dropper, fresh brown bread with sourdough, citrus oil, these notes are very dominant

      Delicate behind it - ripe Okashi melon, vanilla, a very delicate hint of coconut, dried pineapple, Greek yogurt, ripe oranges, beeswax, caramel crust, toasted cereal, green tea, lime blossom, spicy vegetable spicy composition - such a blend of bark green twigs, something Grass, tree sap, a hint of licorice
    • Taste
      warming vigorously, it hits the tongue, fresh yeast dough, nut flour and a clear sour fresh lemon notes - later towards orange with a clear hint of mint and a hint of ginger, when chewing quite clearly "chewed orange TicTacs", delicate light woody influence - aromatic but not bitter
    • Finish
      mild, creamy, fresh orange - rather medium length with little oak - but a lot of tree sap, grass, wax, pepper

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Delicate fruity notes of orange peel and sultanas, but it also showcases a distinct aroma of rye bread. Slightly nutty (macadamia), with a hint of cigar tobacco, honey and leather, as well as milk chocolate. Finally some soy. Great balance.
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate and oranges, a classic combination that works really well. A hint of menthol here too. Some sultanas and almond oil, as well as marmalade. Gentle spices.
    • Finish
      Spices and very subtle gentian root, with hints of mandarine.

  5. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The 25 exposed the 15er extreme, because he is on the nose an interesting malt. As he shows very well on how the 15er is more mass compatible. But, just on the nose. The 25 is from the mouth unfortunately on the losing road and that has to do with the PLV.
    Here it lacks of down-to-earthness and Durchhaltevemögen.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A very bright fresh nose. Dreamlike, interwoven odors make you linger. The wood and the sherry are in harmony and spread a fruity and leathery tobacco note. Everything is even slightly mineral and menthol. Towards the end of the nose there is always some apricot in the memory. Oranges and lemons are also present. Perfectly balanced.
      Respect for this nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the texture, he loses a lot of what the nose has promised. Oily and creamy yes, ... but now it outweighs the wood flavor and pepper with ginger prevail. In the transition to the finish he makes some impression again by a fine mineral menthol note and again and again this fine lemon grass. That has something and makes him just look good again. But I stick to it, the price is too high and excessive.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long, but only by the imposed sharpness that does not want to end. You come to think about whether the age can be right. For now a well-made 20er raids around the last points. Age or not, respect for good cask management remains. Without doubt.
      A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  6. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Good amount of white fruits, like pears, guavas, unripened apples, white peaches, and honey dew, but these are not the sticky, ripened, juicy fruits that i like. Some cane juice. Mentos chewy mints. Pretty good.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Continuation of the nose with the delicate fruits but doesn't evolve in the palate, nor is it very complex. Pavan liqueur. Mezcal notes. A bit malty and grassy. It just doesn't seem to be complete to be honest.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Okay finish. It's like being stranded on third base and the guy on the plate struck out.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Just a steady, good whisky, very nicely balanced.
    • Nose
      Fruity, apples, spicy, cinnamon. Malty, sweet, vanillacake, and a bit grassy.
    • Taste
      Fruity, pretty strong, pepper. Apples, oranges, spicy, and honey. Full taste.
    • Finish
      Strong, pepper, sweet fruity. Peach, spicy, orange, honey, pretty long.

  9. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    A little heavy, sweet with aromas of dried figs, dates and raisins.
    Fresh fruits, wood notes, spices, a hint of vanilla. Complex and pleasant.

    Taste:
    with onset, slightly burning and sparkling, full and aromatic with warm and spicy wood notes, spices, hints of dark chocolate.
    Fruity and sweet with sherry, hints of orange, slightly tart with barrel / oak notes.

    finish:
    First slightly dry with oak and spices,
    then becoming sweet with sherry (dried fruit) flavors, softly balanced, delicious and long fading.

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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