Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Andalusian gazpacho
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Ex-Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
65.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Spirit of Speyside Festival 2018
Added on
02 May 2018 3:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.00

4 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008 SMWS 107.13

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Needs water and air. A straight forward oloroso maturation.

    (Dram in a bar)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This Glenallachie has the colour of a sherry-bomb, but, there’s more than meets the eye here. Despite all the sherried goodness going on (and there is plenty of that), what I liked the most about this whisky was the additional aromas, favours, tones and graduations which make this both less sweet than your ‘run of the mill’ sherried number, as well as adding some surprising depths and nuances to explore. Optimus Prime would be proud.

    • Nose
      Sherry, yes of course. But also a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings – topside of beef, dripping chips, rich gravy and roasted root vegetables. These are greeted by more ‘normal’ sherry aromas – chocolate, caramel, a host of dried berries figs and raisins. The addition of water adds even more of a greenhouse effect – more ripened berries, but also more vegetables (sun-dried tomatoes and sunflower seeds). A fascinating combination.
    • Taste
      Rich and viscous delivering treacle, chocolate, soured cherries and a good measure of balsamic vinegar. The mid-palate again goes down the meaty path – beef stock, finishing jus and rendered fats. Water softens the fruit elements and adds further sherry influenced flavours – coffee grounds, raisins and sponge cake.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, with chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the SMWS:

    "First we noticed the bright golden autumn reddish/brown leaf colour before the engrossing scent of an Andalusian gazpacho followed by Moroccan beef stew with figs, almonds, dried fruits, olives and plenty of red wine made us all lick our lips to try it. Big, chewy and meaty like a pot-roasted beef with prunes and balsamic vinegar served with basil and pine nuts garnished gnocchi. Water added that ‘Christmassy feel’ of mince pies with orange and almondpastry as well as chocolate covered raisins, whilst the taste was that of rich coffee and date walnut cake and in the finish, orange and honey glazed dry roasted macadamia nuts."

    Price May 2018: 55 GBP


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