Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
American Oak and PX
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Apr 2018 12:45 pm by mandragoru

Average value

€ 249.11

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188 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 25-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 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. 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

  3. 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.

  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 15 extremely, because it is an interesting malt on the nose. There he shows very well how the 15er is more mass compatible. But, just on the nose. The 25 is unfortunately on the loser street from the mouth and that also has to do with the PLV. Here there is a lack of down-to-earthness and perseverance.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A very bright, fresh nose. Interwoven smells spread out dreamily that let you linger. The wood and sherry are in harmony and spread a note of fruity and leathery tobacco. Everything is even slightly mineral and mentholic. At the end of the nose there is always some apricot in the memory. Oranges and lemons are also present. Perfectly balanced.
      Respect this nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      In terms of texture, he loses some of what the nose promised. Oily and creamy yes, ... but now the wood seasoning and pepper with ginger prevail. In the transition to the finish it makes a little impression again with a fine mineral menthol note and again and again this fine lemon grass. It has something and just makes it look good again. But I stick with it, the price is too high and excessive.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long, but only due to the imposed sharpness that does not want to end. You start to think whether the age can be right. Because now a well-made 20s is cleaning up for the last points. Regardless of age, respect for good barrel 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. dramspotter scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very classy malt overall.
    • Nose
      marmite, some mahogany, doughbread, salty, musty, blackcurrants
    • Taste
      tasty but lacking a bit of omph due to alcohol
    • Finish
      slightly briny

  9. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    special offer at Loch Fyne whiskies £177.25, for some reason WB not accepting links for this seller, hence this entry.


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