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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
17.10.1996
Bottled
30.03.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
5249 + 5250
Number of bottles
449
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2018 8:49 am by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 101,99

12 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Senior Jarmin
95
Member Junior Japanese_Love
92
Member Junior Stonehaven
91
Specialist peatbogger
90
Member Junior MISTERCZERMAK
89
Specialist KayMeertens
89
Member Senior Coffee@MA
89
Expert Junior GlenHeuler
89
Connoisseur Segens
88
Connoisseur AH Whiskyvitrine
87
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde
86
Specialist karloff
86

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Expert Junior GlenHeuler
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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1996 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Pear candy, vanilla sugar, apple, cookie and peanut. With water there's something deep-fried but sweet, like churros.
    • Taste
      Pear candy, vanilla sugar and a gentle maltiness. Later some fig and hazelnut. With water there's a sweet kind of orange.
    • Finish
      Dryer. Pear peel, apple, marzipan, vanilla cookie and hazelnut.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This was my first taste of Glenallachie and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thanks to Peatbogger for the sample.
    • Nose
      80 80
      This is a strange nose, I smell material like cloth. Pear drop sweets, vanilla shurbet dip, tinned peach, refresher sweet and golden syrup.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong and spirity but tasty. Lots of citrus notes, orange, lemon,lime and vanilla extract. In fact it's texture and taste is almost like when you have a sorbet. The spices get sprinkled around the taste buds especially oregano.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is medium to long and quite refreshing for such high strength. Lots of orange peel on the death.

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    The new core range 18YO is about the same price, even if that's a sherry cask it would be interesting to compare. Presentation... I just adore these bulky Signatory CS bottles.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Powerful stuff... OK, it was a large pour, but it made my mind go almost instantly absinth absent.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, sour unripe apples, yellow plums.

      Some vanilla and citrus.

      Light note of juicy sweet rasberry.

      Given some time in the glass it's a very pleasing concoction of sweet and sour.

      Vegetal grassy undertone, there's thistle in there.

      Spice and the alc strenght is noticable but not offensive.
    • Taste
      Light with a creamy texture.

      Good development of spice.

      Traces of vanilla, dark caramel and brownie, but this is what I would define as spirit driven.

      Sweet oaky wood. A small nip is sweet and warm, but a large sip made me feel kind of puckered every time. In a nice way though.
    • Finish
      Taste is about medium lenght. Neat it's a little bit drying and the pure spice warmth is very long.

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