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Overall rating
87.70/100
votes
122
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

€ 245,11

13 × in wishlist

122 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 25-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 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. 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.

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very well balanced dram, has tropical fruits, has dryness, tea, flowery, etc.
    • Nose
      Very elegant and balanced nose, but still reasonably full, almonds, apricot and honeydew melon, lemon cookies, cashew nuts, sweet tobacco and toffee, rose water, with more air, the first tropical fruits come to light
    • Taste
      Hmmm, yummy sweet and slightly tropical, lots of honeydew melon, papaya, sweet red pears, apricot, lychee, some candle wax, linen sacks, lemon grass, candied ginger, tropical honey, almonds, marzipan, cotton candy, dried mango, nice dry oak slightly behind, greener tea
    • Finish
      Candied ginger, sweet malt, nuts, tobacco leaves, lemon grass, medium long

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Brown sugar, raspberry, cherries, plums, figs, orange, grapefruit, nutmeg, chocolate and ground coffee.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Phillidae scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The nose I like really good, on the palate and the finish I was a little disappointed.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful, intense fruity nose, which reveals only a slight sherry influence. Apple and orange juice with a little bit of abrasion, later yellow dried fruits are added. Light marzipan note and an aromatic oak in the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Once again fruity and slightly sweet, then quickly drier and spicier. Orange peel, walnuts, some tobacco. The oak comes through here clearly. Slightly peppery at the tip of the tongue.
    • Finish
      86 86
      It remains a tart, slightly bitter spice.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  10. wako93 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Taking into account the prices that is again no revelation. For me something is missing here. In addition, the spice is a little too dominant for me. Of course a good malt. You should try it (at least as a fan of Billy Walker). I would not buy it again.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh pastries. Vanilla, nuts, dough. In secret, one comes to Orange. Again very complex, there is much to discover here. Alcohol is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      86 86
      peppery notes, here you notice the 48% Vol. Will be much rounder and sweeter. Nice sweet note. Mouthfeel is very oily and creamy. Has a little bit of creamy caramel candy. I find here again some organs or citrus notes.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Taking into account the prices that is again no revelation. For me something is missing here. In addition, the spice is a little too dominant for me. Of course a good malt. You should try it (at least as a fan of Billy Walker). I would not buy it again.

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