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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
12.11.2008
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Marsala Barrel
Casknumber
584
Number of bottles
294
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
whisky.de Exclusive
Added on
28 Dec 2018 7:54 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Comparison tasting with Glenallachie 12, Batch 1.

    Nose: First of all very similar in its initial wood muff base note. In addition, velvety nougat, fresh banana and apple, juicy raisins that develop towards the raisin snail, some freshly cut grass. Tarragon and lemon. Something that is stored in my inner aroma catalog as "wineiness" is very clear, in this context I also have red fruits. Custard and toffee. The wood note developed very pleasantly after a long time in the glass.

    Mouth: it opens very sweetly, I can clearly feel the alcohol at first. It takes my mouth ten seconds to get used to it. I now have custard in mind. Then it becomes tart, peppery and sparkling and again beautifully fruity.

    Finish: fresh sweetness, really sticky, somewhat herbal. The subtle oak in the background carries the fruity-sweet aromas. I have tarragon again, maybe in a nice creamy lemon sauce. The malt comes back nice and warm and full-bodied, in order to linger for a long time. I can also feel the tannins of the barrel.

    Conclusion: Already due to the much higher alcohol content and the present Marsala barrel, compared to the 12er, it is much more massive. I like the crisp tannins and the fruity spiciness that resonates for a long time, even if it makes it a bit clumsy for my taste.

  2. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet berries, floral notes, rose wine, marzipan pastries, nut nougat, citrus fruits behind, fresh garden herbs and some soapy notes, maybe lavender.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very sweet and oily, then the alcohol breaks through, strong onset, sharp, sharp and clear tannins. Sweet fruit compote, lemon peel, milk chocolate, pastries, spicy wood and again this slight soapy feeling.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Soft, creamy, very sweet. Chocolate, nuts, accompanied by citrus notes and a nice flavor.

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