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Overall rating
88.97/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection - 2nd Edition
Vintage
23.04.2007
Bottled
08.11.2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900178
Number of bottles
306
Strength
62.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944100408
Added on
04 Dec 2018 6:35 pm by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2007 SV

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.97 points

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Intense sherry bomb, which even in my nose, even in my opinion, even subtly carries the flavors of the distillery. For the young age really complex and full of flavors.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Immediately after pouring reveal intense fruit flavors, which are more reminiscent of red fruits in my opinion, even apples and pears. Gumminots mix with. After some time, dark fruits appear, plums and figs become clear, dark chocolate and a hint of tobacco, later subtly spicy, mineral and sweet, full sherry freight, a very rich variety of aromas.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy texture, slightly tingling, perfectly integrated alcohol, the taste immediately plums, ripe blackberries, sweet forest honey, pleasant oak bitterness, tobacco, gum and subtle leather notes, dryness, dark chocolate. In the background lies dark fruit compote and already conveys depth and a tendency to complexity.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, beautiful intense, pleasant oak bitterness mixes with sweet dark fruit, tobacco, slight dryness makes itself wide in the mouth.

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What the colour suggests nose and palate fully deliver. This GlenAllachie is incredibly rich and complex for its only 11 years. A potpourri of dark ripe fruits, chocolate, tobacco notes and loads of spices. The alcohol is very well integrated - perceptible, but not pungent at all. The ideal companion at the end of a successful day in front of the open fire. Certainly a must have for the sherry aficionado.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/12/05/glenallachie-11yo-local-dealer-selection-2nd-edition-2018/
    • Nose
      A potpourri of stewed dark fruits, plums in armagnac and Christmas pudding. Sweet with Demerara sugar and sherry, followed by a delicate spiciness of oak, cinnamon and tobacco leaves.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet with a load of stewed fruits and sherry, followed by brown sugar and dark chocolate. Very warming mix of spices - oak in particular, tobacco leaves and cinnamon. Slightly bitter notes of walnuts and espresso linger towards the finish. Extremely mouthfilling.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting, sweet and creamy with sticky fruit jam, coffee aroma and a delicate nuttiness.

      With water: Becomes spicier when a splash of water is added. Still sweet and fruity with more tobacco notes in the back. Sweet and fruity on the palate with an increased spiciness (oak, black pepper and nutmeg) and far more nutty flavours. The finish is still long, sweet and creamy with dry notes of oak, walnut and tobacco on the tail.

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he fell
    on leather notes, I drive off fully
    • Nose
      really fat leather !!!, sherry, heavy, Schwarzfelder Kirschtorte
      later slightly gum
      with water: more cherries, more leather, slightly varnish
    • Taste
      oily and heavy on the palate, mouth-filling
      Leather, spicy, bitter
      with water: licorice
    • Finish
      very long
      good leather !!, spicy, bitter, astringent

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Huh. I was prepared to dismiss this as over-sherried and swamped by darker-than-usual first-fill influence, but the herbal side of the Glenallachie still manages to shine through on the nose, while its tart and mineralic side is still palpable on the palate. I find this surprising but laudable. That being said, the sherry is strong, perhaps too much so for some (there's a citric aspect that seems to derive completely from the fresh sherry influence, which strikes me as somewhat distracting). However, I guess if you like Glendronach 21 Parliament, you won't have a problem with this either.
    • Nose
      Rum-soaked raisins, chocolate raisins, bacon-wrapped dates, and balsamic vinegar. You know the drill. The saving grace is a certain citric and herbal freshness, like chopped-up parsley, chives, and dill sprinkled with lemon juice.
    • Taste
      Perfectly drinkable at bottling strength. Umami, game meats, dried fruits, and cranberry sauce (i.e., the acidity from the nose making a comeback). Punchy without being hot. Astringent without being too dry (the citrus, again). And behind everything, a reserved tart minerality that I would ascribe to the distillate itself. Fun, if a bit simple. Oh, and please be careful with water: this one is rather hydrophobic and does not improve at all with progressive dilution.
    • Finish
      Dark sherry.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I really love the nose. Dried fruits, but also fresh fruits. Cassis, plums, raisins. Then there is some delicate wood, fragrant tobacco and dark chocolate. The taste is also good. Complex and expressive. The finish is rather demanding and difficult for me. It is getting sour and the tobacco is taking over.
    Anyways try if you get the chance. Really worth it.

  7. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Courage to the truth - after two tastings, this is perhaps the worst whisky I had in the glass in 2019.

    Sharp alcoholic drinks struggle with the too wet cask, of harmony and 10 years is almost nothing to notice.

    The PR in advance has promised a lot, the more disappointed I am now.

    I also did not like the Deanston from the LD 2.0 series. In contrast, the Glen Grant a very good, pure ex-Bourbon whisky.

    Color is not everything.

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Jeadrick scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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