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Glenallachie 2008

Overall rating
85.30/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for Europe - Batch 1
Vintage
12.11.2008
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Port Pipe
Casknumber
569
Number of bottles
889
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Europe
Added on
02 Dec 2018 4:41 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,46

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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

  1. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      83 83
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  3. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Apricot, toffee, pear and mold or musty.

      After adding water: Cork from wine bottle and vanilla roll.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Grass stalk, green tea, acidity and grape tassel (its bitterness).

      After adding water: Cappuccino, steamed almonds.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. PX-Michl scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant whisky that gets better with water.
    • Nose
      spicy, malt, dusty, plums, nutty, nutmeg, menthol. With water it gets sweeter, raisins and honey.
    • Taste
      sweet, spicy, nutty, plum syrup, slightly woody. With water it gets creamy, sweeter. Malt, cinnamon, honey, pepper, mint and chocolate.
    • Finish
      medium to long, plum, wood, honey and mint tea

  8. Numwierum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    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.
    • Nose
      88 88
      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.
    • Taste
      82 82
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      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.

  10. Dominique69 scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    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.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

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