Glenallachie 25-year-old

Overall rating
87.68/100
votes
370
Whiskybase ID
WB111369
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
28.09.2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American Oak and PX
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 28 09 18
Barcode
5060568320090
Added on
24 apr 2018 12:45 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 679.88

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 25-year-old

54 users have left 55 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.68 points.

  1. wako93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert 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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  3. DistiLesha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An interesting example that deserves attention!
    The taste is just fantastic!
    Indeed, there is a slight roughness on the palate, which corresponds to virgin barrels, but it is well implemented in the overall bouquet!

    22 23 22 22
    • Nose
      Fruity-floral, lots of malt, good aging, old plank, autumn woods, sharpness of thinner, sharpness of hot peppercorns
    • Taste
      Drinkable, fruity, bready and malty, tannins abound, spices, age, tropical fruits, a pinch of salt, rancier, bottle aging, pastries with nuts, lots of chalk minerality.
      Round, balanced and complex.
      Hedonism at its purest!
      It would seem that a purely bourbon profile, but dryness and viburnum berries are well felt.
    • Finish
      Fruity-woody, tropical fruits

  4. Tony_drink_not_drunk scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Glenallachie 25 year
    Alcohol ABV: 48% Cask:American Oak and PX

    =>Nose: Red apples, cherries.

    =>Taste: Smells is way better than the mouth feel. waterly and very average.no finish whatsoever.Only the 10 years CS and 14 year UK exclusive are good GA I have tried so far.

    =>Score: 75 [Can try]

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I would no longer buy it at the current price of 596€.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is on the thin side and I would not give it 25 years in a blind tasting. Not so clean and slightly nutty aroma with a hint of orange.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Arrives fairly spicy and is a bit sticky in the mouth. It does need some water for me wich takes the sharp edges of a bit. Much better now. Everything seems more light and fresh. The influence of the sherried wood is noticeable but this Glenallachie is not really a sherry bomb. The influence of the oak is more pronounced.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish and a fairly dry mouth afterwards.

  6. MLE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. stashdong scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Ok lets be somewhat objective on this bottle regardless the price
    • Nose
      89 89
      Light sherry-influenced whisky, honey, blood orange, chocolate, a hint of orchid, very elegant
    • Taste
      90 90
      Easy drink for me (as a weak drinker that cannot bear high ABV and ethanol bomb), honey sweet, Xmas candy bar, pizza dough after a night (that fresh sloppy dough has been rested over night in the fridge). A bit of nuttiness (cashew) as a good transition between taste part and finish part
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to short, sweetness from dark chocolate aftertaste, orange, woodiness

  8. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Better than the last time I tasted this at a whisky festival, but still a bit underwhelming for its age and price. It's not as bitter and the slightly urinal offnote fades away quickly from the nose. Compared to the 12 and 18 years it is darker in taste, yet has the same colour.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Mint chocolate, some tobacco, lacquered furniture and raisins. A bit floral, a clear note of rye bread, and a hint of urine that luckily dissapears after a while.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and sour lemons, apple treacle, dark chocolate and a mild spiciness. Becomes oakier with quite some bitter mandarins.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Citrus fruits, dark chocolate, sugared almonds, chilipepper, mint and a bit mineral. Well balanced with a good length.

  9. Andrei82972 scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Perfect

  10. DGV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Smooth, round, balanced. For 25 YO it seemed a bit rustic, maybe 30 ° C ☀️.
    • Nose
      Spices, rum sweetness, oak, cloves, berry tones, peanuts.
    • Taste
      A little peppery, fresh fruit, oak spice, cooled black tea.
    • Finish
      Long. Light berry aftertaste, spices, oak.

  11. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oh that’s tasty! The 48% is perfect to make the flavors shine and have a nice coating mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      Fragrant sweet floral red sherry, strawberries, light oak polks through and a whisp of funk
    • Taste
      The oak comes in to balance the sweet sherry, and here comes the baking spices I didn’t find on the nose under the sherry cloud
    • Finish
      The sweet sherry comes back, it’s juicy and strawberry with sweet raisins,

  12. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Honestly, it's the first new era Glenallachie that I think is more or less balanced and thus, also pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lots of nuts, hazelnuts, dry hay, wooden cabinet, leather shoes, little honey, chocolate, dry figs, cigar tobacco, toasted bread, little sherry wood
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, nuts, dried fruits, milk chocolate, hints of toffee, spices, nutmeg, citrusy, hints of cooked oranges, jam, more tobacco, sherry wood
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, more woody, spicy

  13. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Macadamias, bread dough, pine nuts, honey, paraffin, malt, peach, candy, citrus. Balanced, warming, creamy, medium body, medium + intensity, little tension.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The core range of Glenallachie has not convinced me yet. Also I had expected a bit more from this 25y old expression.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Things start of pretty well with a full nose of green fruit, pineapple and candy sweetness. Really great.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite fresh mouthfeel. Slightly waxy, mild spices and sour flavors. A strange cardboard like and oaky taste pops up.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long , wood influences and very dry in the finish. Not really spectacular.

      Conclusion: with the exception of the Cask strength 10y expression, I am a bit disappointed with the core range. This 25y old is the flagship of the distillery (I guess). But it does not convince me at all; especially not with the given prices.

  16. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    December 25, 2019

    A top malt, incredibly beautiful fruits and oak spices harmonize perfectly.
    • Nose
      Immediately juicy oranges and fresh pineapples, plus honey, sultanas and pipe tobacco. In addition, some lemon zest. Beautiful, fruity and harmonious.
    • Taste
      Full and strong, immediately occupies the entire oral cavity. Here, too, primarily oranges and pineapples. Cinnamon and gentle spices.
    • Finish
      Spices and gentian, some menthol and long remaining mandarins and dry oak.

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

    A surprisingly light and fresh, yet very harmonious and balanced single malt for the age of a quarter of a century. The sherry casks do not dominate here at all and convey notes of raisins, chocolate and cocoa. After 25 years, however, the oak spice is clearly noticeable. A dram for which you should take time to enjoy and which, at least from my point of view, does not tolerate water.

    I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2021/01/13/glenallachie-25yo-2018/
    • Nose
      Fruity start on the nose with ripe apricots and peaches, plus cherries and sultanas. This is accompanied by honey, some caramel and milk chocolate, with a leathery note and a hint of tobacco in the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy on the palate with vanilla, yellow ripe fruit, mainly apricots, oranges and sultanas. This is followed by warming spices, white pepper, anise and spicy oak. Notes of dark chocolate and cocoa linger toward the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long with creamy dried fruit and a floral touch, then becomes dry with oak and spice.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water it continues to be fruity on the nose with distinct notes of flowers and hay, plus a peppery spiciness. Strongly spicy and peppery on the palate with black pepper and dry oak, plus cocoa and very little of the wonderful fruit notes. The finish is medium long, warming and continues to be peppery, with some peach jam and light dry oak.

  18. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I have never encountered this distillery before, and now I have a chance to test several interesting samples at once. And it was a best of them.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, floral, rich whisky aroma, opening, which gives preference to floral tones, as if the petals were candied.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is the same as described: candied petals and a little varnish, a little sharpness, which is usually given by a virgin oak.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet and bright aftertaste, long enough, but a little sharp at the end.

  19. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. 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

  21. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  22. 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.

  23. kaljakori scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Good whisky, maybe even great, but absolutely not worth the money. It feels much more like a 18 or 20 year old.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pineapple, cooked apples, slight cinnamon, hints of maple syrup, custard and creme brule.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dry, with lots of pineapple, strawberry, citrus, cereal, mint, spearmint and burnt sugar.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Citric, slightly smoky, medium-long, with dry herbs and dryness developing

  24. RobbievdB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well, given the fact this is a pricey 25yo whisky, it's also really good. At least, in my opinion. This Glenallachie gives you full on aroma's of apple, orange and mandarin marmalade, sweet but fresh honey and something nuttiness. It's also a bit floral, giving it nice green'ish touch. Midpalate also gives some red berries and fudge, hence the sherry barrels being used. The finish is a tad tart, but nevertheless, this is quality whisky! Is it worth the price? One should decide for himself.

  25. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  26. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  27. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  28. 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.

  29. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

    Taste:
    at the start, slightly burning and tingling, full and aromatic with warm and spicy wood notes, spices, a hint of dark chocolate.
    Fruity and sweet with sherry, a hint of orange, slightly tart with barrel / oak notes.

    Departure:
    At first slightly tart with oak and spices,
    then becoming sweet with sherry (dried fruit) aromas, softly balanced, tasty and long-lasting.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  31. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  32. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Tea-ish sourness with liquorice, after eight chocolate with breezy ripe fruit underlay. Boiled spices, apricot and nutmeg with hint of crushed cumin. Feels lack the boldness initially but breath well overtimes. (87/21)

    P- Deliciously sweet, well filled with spices and citrus zest, apricot and ripe pomelo. Quite perfectly capped with drift of bitter dry. (88/22)

    F- Long, spice tea, fine toasted oak with teasing dryness that keep the palate feeling thirsty. (90/22)

    B/B- 87/21

    Weighted Rate- 86pt

    Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl-0, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-1
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Tea-ish sourness with liquorice, after eight chocolate with breezy ripe fruit underlay. Boiled spices, apricot and nutmeg with hint of crushed cumin. Feels lack the boldness initially but breath well overtimes. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Deliciously sweet, well filled with spices and citrus zest, apricot and ripe pomelo. Quite perfectly capped with drift of bitter dry. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, spice tea, fine toasted oak with teasing dryness that keep the palate feeling thirsty. (90/22)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 86pt

      Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl-0, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-1
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  33. katarn_rb scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In the beginning he has something sour, glue and doughy.
    If you leave it for half an hour, it will be better, fruity (oranges) ... All in all but too expensive and balanced.

  34. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76

  35. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The 25 extremely exposed the 15 because it is an interesting malt on the nose. It shows how the 15 is more compatible with the masses. But, only on the nose. The 25 is unfortunately on Loser Street from the mouth and that also has to do with the PLV. Here there is a lack of down-to-earth attitude and perseverance.
    • Nose
      A very light fresh nose. Interwoven smells spread like a dream and make you linger. The wood and the sherry are in harmony and spread a fruity and leathery tobacco note. Everything even has a slightly mineral and mentholic effect. There is always a little apricot in the mind towards the end of the nose. Oranges and lemons are also present. Perfectly balanced.
      Respect to that nose.
    • Taste
      In terms of texture, it loses a lot of what the nose promised. Oily and creamy, yes, ... but now the wood spices and pepper with ginger prevail. In the transition to the finish, it makes a little impression again with a fine mineral menthol note and this fine lemon grass again and again. That has something and just makes it look good again. But I'll stick with it, the price is too high and excessive.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, but only because of the imposed sharpness that does not want to end. One comes to think about whether the age can be right. Because now a well-made 20 throws away the last points. Age or not, the respect for good barrel management remains. Without doubt.
      A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  36. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  37. 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.

  38. LiquidThoughts 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

  39. Sandman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  40. 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.

  41. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  42. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B21

  43. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Well, that pleases, but the price
    a balanced malt
    • Nose
      Apricot, sweet, multisanostol, slightly sherry, pear, slightly caramel, vanilla comes and gets more, later a freshly broken branch
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      sweet, sherry, red fruit, a minimal bitter note, old and dusty oak, later liquorice
    • Finish
      long
      Oak, sherry, fruit, tobacco, slightly bitter

  44. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice balance, but I don't feel the 25 years deepness. 87/88.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Floral. Fruits, honey, caramel, citruses and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful. Sweet and spicy. Citruses, orange peel, waxy fruits, malt, gerbeaud and ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy.

  45. 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.

  46. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It is delicious, but there is no 25-year or even 250-euro enthusiasm, similar delicious and adult I get at some other OA at 18 for 100 € and less.
    • Nose
      first spicy, leathery, a little nut and tobacco, later it becomes fruity - first raisins, then lemons / oranges with sugar, a hint of mead ... the longer in the glass, the less "old" it looks
    • Taste
      on arrival strong orange and milk chocolate / nougat, raisins and dark chocolate up to dark berry jam with cocoa and spices
    • Finish
      creamy when swallowing, then slowly warming, drinking cocoa, gentle pungency

  47. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  48. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  49. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Glenallachie 25 years, 48%

    I think that's the most aromatic of the four new bottlings. Even the darkest. What a nice color.

    The whole thing stays true: intense oak, a little sherry. Anyone looking for a sherry bomb is wrong here. Very subtly, the sweetness of the sherry with the wood, robs a bit of spice and bitterness.

    Spicy, tart with juniper berries, wet wood and some leather in the foreground.

    In the finish long and strong.

    Class!

  50. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  51. 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

  52. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  53. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  54. MInimax007 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Compared to other 25-year-olds, I find the price too ambitious.
    • Nose
      A whopping 48% get into the nose, but already the second nose is no longer a problem and smells a strong mix of spice (tobacco) and light, reminiscent of orange, sweetness.
    • Taste
      The 48% do not cause any problem on the palate and tongue. It's hard to pin down exactly which flavors set. In the background, the whisky accompanies honey and malt, but at the front a definable fruit note (rather lemon than orange) determines the taste experience. Unfortunately, not the typical for Glenallachie pepper characteristic taste.
    • Finish
      A long, very spicy, then sweeter finish sounds slowly over the tongue from the inside out. The taste remains in the mouth for a very long time. The longer you keep it in the mouth, the sweeter the taste. I think this whisky has its own character.

  55. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    it´s not a sherrybomb - the charakter has its roots in bourbon casks - rounded with sherry influence - fine combo.
    • Nose
      candied oranges, raisins, wine gums, tobacco leaves, heather honey, milky way bar, very well rounded. 
    • Taste
      a bucket of fruit salad with chocolate chips, cream, orange juice,  roasted & spiced almonds . 
    • Finish
      frosted orange peel, peppermint chocolate sticks, nuts, slightly oak, medium to  long finish. 

  56. 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.

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