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Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskyhort (Wh)
Bottling serie
Valinch #1
Vintage
23.09.2008
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Pinot Noir Cask
Strength
62.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2018 12:36 pm by GuybrushThreepwood
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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35 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008 Wh

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. Glenjasper scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    62% are already an announcement. You can also feel it clearly in the nose and mouth. 3-4% less alcohol would not have harmed the whisky. Unfortunately, the whisky has bad marks.

    This whisky is certainly not worth EUR 90.00.
    • Nose
      87 87
      When the alcohol has died down, there is a great smell of liver pate. Or, as the experts say: meat broth.

      Suspected sulfur. Caramel notes still cover the sulfur quite well.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The alcohol dominates. The tongue and palate have just received local general anesthesia.

      The caramel gets through very well. The sulfur is still in the background. Slight acidity without flavor.
    • Finish
      87 87
      There is also a note of sulfur in the finish, even if this is somewhat covered by a caramel-vanilla aroma.

  2. Dr. J. Russell scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Dark dried fruits, coffee and dark chocolate
    • Nose
      Dried dried fruits, dark chocolate, Christmas spices, cinnamon and prunes
    • Taste
      Coffee, spicy plums, dark men's chocolate, with water playful complexity with wonderful taste facets
    • Finish
      Long, warming with a persistent coffee and espresso note with chocolaty winter spices

  3. Hemdl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In the nose, a bit too impetuous and wild, after a few minutes but quite pleasant and without great weaknesses. I miss the real highlights a bit, especially since I consider 90 € for a 9-year-old Glenallachie despite the current whisky hypes for something too expensive.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The Glenallachie shows at first very stormy. You have to be careful about this, the alcohol stings quite clearly in the nose.
      Behind it is a mixture of caramel and milk chocolate coated fruit, which you can enjoy at fairs. But also a slightly immature note, which varies somewhere between sour fruits and a slight sulfur influence, which I believe to perceive. The longer you give the malt some time and air, the more it wins in the nose. The alcohol evaporates downright, now the malt looks much more mature and pleasing. The aromas blend together, it is a bit drier, wineier and fruity-tart.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Significantly quieter than in the nose, in fact, almost 62% Vol. Need a few seconds to bring their horsepower on the road or tongue. Here, sweeter and more fruity than last in the nose, the immature or slightly disturbing notes are completely gone here, which is the malt to good. Not very complex or incredibly varied, but pleasant to drink, with beautiful sweetness and for lovers of wine barrels certainly not a letdown.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, slightly dry and with a gentle spiciness. Here he shows himself then again vigorously and warms the throat neatly.

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