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Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
225
Whiskybase ID
WB121381
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 2
Bottled
28.09.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
Casknumber
Batch 2
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 28 09 18
Barcode
5060568320243
Added on
24 Nov 2018 1:41 pm by voodoochile
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 285.88

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Direct comparison with batch 1 of the bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oh, that's interesting. The nose is very different from Batch 1 and brings a note that I can not define right away. Something musty, like wet wood or even a wet rope. Again there is a sweet hint of vanilla and honey with herbs. I also find red apple, toffee, sugared grapefruit, banana. For a while I think of a piece of hand soap. With water, the Batch 2 opens and becomes chocolatier and darker overall.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, oily, malty. There are chocolate covered raisins, honey, a piece of apple and almond cake, rosemary, lots of wood, a little mint and slightly bitter pear peel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium with honey, ginger and clear wood.

  2. dapoinbua scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    March 2021:
    Glenallachie 15y VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 2 VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 3 VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 4

    first of all i must say that i am a bit preoccupied after buying a bottle of the 12 year old, which was my biggest disappointment in 2020. making the bottle empty was a real struggle for me. there is this bitter wood note which annoys me so much. tastes as if 8th fill casks have been used.

    especially after it has been hyped quite a bit i was a bit confused how people could enjoy this stuff that much. i asked myself if there was somethin wrong with me? it was almost a whisky identity crisis... eventually the bottle ended as a mixer for highballs, which was quite ok :)

    but back to the actual match today. the cask strengths and the 15y old battle of allachies. starting with the 15y it is a massive upgrade to the 12y standard bottling. it shows very elegant and ripe notes for its age. could be at least 3 years older in my opinion. if there wouldnt be this bitter thing in the middle of the palate, this would be a 87-88 whisky for me. now i´m wondering if it is maybe the distillery character and not a virgin oak or overused cask i am talking about here?

    cask strength batch 2 was a big disappointment for me today. very grainy and this bitter note i already mentioned before was very dominant. it almost hurts when i taste it. reminds me of the dark times with the 12 year old. i mean, am i the only one getting this?

    cask strength batch 3 was my absolute favorite of the evening. everything very rounded. the sherry ifluence is much stronger here, but still leaves some air for the actual spirit to show its character. rather sweet and very rounded. nice stuff.

    batch 4, unfortunately, shows more similarities to batch 2 (bad batch) than to batch 3 (good batch). these unrounded grain notes combined with this bitter thingy which i dislike makes the whole experience rather challenging, but not in a good way. the sherry influence helps it a bit. still, not my thing.

    all in all a very interesting but rather disappointing experience to be honest. i hope that one day i will try a glenallachie who does not shows me this bitter and dry thing which annoys me so much. batch 3 already goes in a nice direction, but i think (or actually hope) there is more :)
    • Nose
      83 83
      bright nose. the high abv does not feel uncomfortable at all. the big gym hall in my school had this smell of these wooden gymnastics equipments. i get a lot of grain notes (not grain alcohol), such as rye and wheat. sweet shery notes, not the nutty ones. milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      78 78
      hmm... starts off with a grain punch in your face. not sure what to think about that... then shows some fruit but these disappear very quickly and leavy this virgin oak dryness in your mouth. not my thing unfortunately. astringend and not really enjoyable from my point of view. very oily tecture.
    • Finish
      77 77
      the aftertaste remind me of soap and leaves this uncomfortable virgin oak dry bitter mouth feeling. kind of sad.

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great nose! Palate follows fairly close, but it loses me at the finish. Musty sherry, baking spice laden, caramel and oak.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Caramel, spices, sweet, dark honey, leather, sherry (prunes)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Musty sherry, oak, caramel, spices, semi sweet
    • Finish
      85 85
      Drying, salt and peppery, a touch bitter

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Bright golden orange.

    Nose: Waxy, sherry, raisins, cinnamon. Light oak.

    Palate: Hot booze, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, sherry. Malt biscuits.

    Finish: Peppery, spicy, boozy, honey. Bitter.

    With Water: Necessary. Still quite waxy, spicy, peppery, hot.

    Overall: Very young and boozy. Not near as impressive as their old versions to me. A bit too simple and young.

  5. TsiAI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 20 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden smell Nose: waxy texture, oily texture, a little bit of yeast dough, maple sugar toast and honey milk sweetness Yellow fruit, yellow peach, jackfruit. At the same time, there is a dry shell of walnut opal, and the burnt barley taste Palate: bitter at the entrance, roasted barley, the subsequent sourness and astringency increase, and the sense of stimulation is no longer. Dry wood strips, walnut Ooze wine Body: medium to high oiliness

    Nose: 83/100
    Palate: 80/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 83/100
    Overall: 82/100

    Overall: nose is still dominated by dried wheat aroma and yellow fruit. The sourness and bitterness at the entrance is almost no friends, and I do n’t understand the idea of bm.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Young and lively with upfront vanilla, floral, some porridge with sharp citrus on a thin caramel crisp biscotti, quite colourful and well build by the strength and remains solid. Fine classic speyside-r with various quality tropical fruits drifting around to keep the nose entertained. Some starfruits, apricot etc. (87/21)

    P- Fresh. Peach, apricot and maraschino kind of stone fruits. Creamy sweet with toasted nuance of honey and vanilla. Mixed spices dryness. (88/22)

    F- Medium long, minty, echoing spices with sweet honey. Good weight and warming. (87/21)

    B/B- 89/22 Neither anything unusually good nor bad. Like the solidness of this without being overly oak-y and strike a good balance with the various type of oaks.

    Weighted Rate- 86pt

    Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-1
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Young and lively with upfront vanilla, floral, some porridge with sharp citrus on a thin caramel crisp biscotti, quite colourful and well build by the strength and remains solid. Fine classic speyside-r with various quality tropical fruits drifting around to keep the nose entertained. Some starfruits, apricot etc. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Fresh. Peach, apricot and maraschino kind of stone fruits. Creamy sweet with toasted nuance of honey and vanilla. Mixed spices dryness. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, minty, echoing spices with sweet honey. Good weight and warming. (87/21)

      B/B- 89/22 Neither anything unusually good nor bad. Like the solidness of this without being overly oak-y and strike a good balance with the various type of oaks.

      Weighted Rate- 86pt

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

  7. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Obynapewno scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh fruit, vanilla, honey, red apples, cinnamon, wet wood
    • Taste
      honey, peach, apple, dark chocolate, wood, cream
    • Finish
      average, sweet

  9. KlLLSWlTCH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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