- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask for Europe - Batch 1
- Stated Age
- 09 years old
- Port Pipe
- Number of bottles
- 54.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Added on
- 02 Dec 2018 4:41 pm by RoyalScotsman
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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points
- Jep, that's what I like. quite a load of port influence, light sweetness, grapes, raisins, the ABV makes it quite rough but that suits this dram very well. there is a malty, grassy tone, the spices from the cask and all aromas are quite powerfull. Finish is really nice and as soon as its gone you want another one! Excellent dram for this age!
- The Port keg provides very nice flavors, unfortunately, this whisky still lacks some maturity and balance. The alcohol is quite impetuous therefore - stinging in the nose, strong tingling in the mouth. With water he gets softer altogether, unfortunately the nose loses a lot.
A pity - here would have been more in it.
First impression: sweet fruit and pungent alcohol. Grape juice, canned peach, gummy bears. Behind it some baby powder and soap. Vanilla, Mediterranean herbs and some spicy wood.
After the first sip then more berries and chocolate.
Unfortunately, he loses some of his intensity and aroma with water. It now dominate canned peach and gummy bears.
Very tingling onset, pepper and chilli, very sweet, herbs, canned fruits, woody spice, then chocolaty. Without water quite rough.
With water: Clearly creamy, very sweet - almost honey, sour, dark, red fruits, again the intense chocolate, overall much more pleasant.
Pretty long with intense, creamy and not yet bitter chocolate, chocolate fruits, grape seeds, still tingling. Even with water the finish remains very intense, maybe even more intense. He shows about the same flavors, juicy Rumrosines and Mon Cheri.
- Notable color. It is still quite sharp even after adding a lot of water. It smells beautifully in a glass when you leave it covered after night. Again, very fruity, like basically all of GlenAllachie, which I had the opportunity to taste. Probably not very well-integrated alcohol, which made it hard for me to taste it.
Apricot, toffee, pear and mold or musty.
After adding water: Cork from wine bottle and vanilla roll.
Very bitter and liqueur sweet at the same time. Unripe peach, candy and grape grain.
After adding water: Plum, mirabelle, unripe walnut, cherry, orange and apricot.
Grass stalk, green tea, acidity and grape tassel (its bitterness).
After adding water: Cappuccino, steamed almonds.
- Pleasant whisky that gets better with water.
spicy, malt, dusty, plums, nutty, nutmeg, menthol. With water it gets sweeter, raisins and honey.
sweet, spicy, nutty, plum syrup, slightly woody. With water it gets creamy, sweeter. Malt, cinnamon, honey, pepper, mint and chocolate.
medium to long, plum, wood, honey and mint tea
- I'm a bit disappointed here. The port wine flavors are very cautious and always fight against the strong alcohol. With water it gets a little better and the aromas are more effective.
- Great SC I like well but for very good lacks balance. Would the alcohol but just better integrated so that you can enjoy the nose and the great finish at the same time. Oh yes you can - in a glass undiluted to smell in the other heavily diluted to drink.
Already really sweet in the beginning of grape sugar with berry flavor and honey, a lot of malt and a bit acidic yeast notes, wine-fruit punch, strong alcohol, has something slightly sour and chocolaty like a dark stout. Nose is really good if you do not hold it too low or long in the glass. Water brings some fresh malt to the fore. Had no more water to offer in my opinion.
Uih has power. Sparkling start with wild berry effervescent powder, honey and chocolate mouse. Too hard - let's see if water tickles more out. With water more pleasant and still everything else as well integrated alcohol. So diluted to about 40%, it is really creamy and good but somehow it is stupid if both nose and mouth and finish need different levels of alcohol.
Port sweetness and burning alcohol. Some oak and chocolate algae out the back. Medium-length finish. He needs water first. This is where water brings you the most. It adds a great rosehip jam note and red pepper to the chocolate. Delicious.
- Nose is quite shy, but this one swims like a champ. Needs a lot of water to reslease its flavours.
Add 3 point to nose and to taste with water.