Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Director's Special
Stated Age
43 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2018 7:55 am by Didiervdb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1830.70

17 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 43-year-old ElD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    Released earlier this year [2018], it went straight into WB’s top 5, all-time highest rated Glenallachie’s.

    N: The nose talks of salty/seaweed-y oak groynes, lightly fried [and aromatically spiced] almond shells=cashews, buttered coconut, mouldy/chalky [cheese< book] shops, fusty dried apricots/tea leaves & dried seeds, recently read newspapers, leatherette, a little shoe polish, [glacier] cherry liqueur, herbal Quaker Oak Crisps, old oak fence posts, sugar-coated/honeyed [pea]-nut bars…. you get the picture. As much as I’m loving my Christmas sluggers [the Glenfarclas 105 and BBR’s Sherry cask blend], you enter another realm with these rare old malts. Some of the grand oldies like this one begin slipping away from their original category towards the wider spirits family tree, with firm references to Cognac/Armagnac and even suggestions of full-bodied dark red wines not far away. Call me a cynic, but I cannot help sensing the palate won’t quite live up to its superb aroma.

    T: The oak arrives first, and despite the impressive abv, it dims quickly. Adding water [in the mouth] however, crucially brings out more of a fatty chew along with a narrow/acute fruity meatiness with dry sweet-citrus fruit smoothies, some very light yet tasty rolling tobacco, an aged old-skool herbal bourbon-sweetness, light & sweet craft cordials and plenty more oak fence panels. We’ve more fusty dried seeds, tea leaves, dried herbs and nut husks on the turn.

    F: A woody pepperiness ratty-tat-tats at the door whilst the remnants ring on and on.

    C: Whilst the palate requires some attention, one can sit right back in ones armchair with the nose and let the world spin by. If you can afford it, you’ll enjoy your bottle no end. Reminds me a little of the Trojan [blog88].

    Scores an A[-]

  2. whiskyexclusive1981 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I could try this yesterday, and it is extremely fruity and well balanced

    nose 24
    taste 23
    finish 24
    balance 24

  3. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 23 21 22 87

  5. Yarema scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nose 24
    Taste 23
    Finish 23
    Balance 23
    Total 93

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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