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Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.89/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB124140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Miniature
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Virgin Oak, Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Barcode
5060568320670
Added on
04 Jan 2019 10:39 pm by Astrid
Uncolored

Average value

€ 6.23

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.89 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Billy walker really made a name of Benriach and Glendronach before selling them off and purchasing Glenallachie. By the way Glenallachie has nearly the same output as Benriach and Glendronach combined. Certainly a distillery to pay attention to with a proven ownership group that understands what the consumer wants.

    A drinker, not a thinker. It’s a very easy malt that tastes genuine, not like Dalmore 12 for example. I don’t think anyone would have a hard time drinking this. Something I would be happy to pour for my father in law, that doesn’t want any “extreme” profile. Very pleasant and better than I expected.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh cut oak, straw, milk chocolate. Strawberry and orange. Not overly expressive, but no flaws either.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Milk chocolate and cognac, soft red fruits, creamy, absent of bitterness or spice. Very easy.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Creamy, milk chocolate, orange chocolate, slightly drying. Very nice.

  2. martinbuettner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very intense for a 12 he.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey, raisins, sherry, dried fruits
    • Taste
      88 88
      Berries, Chocolate, Caramel, Spicy, Ginger
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long and dry with chocolate

      Well-made 12er, not colored, not chill-filtered - very fruity in taste.

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My fourth miniature, now from 2020. Got better, a lot more good sherry whisky. Distillery-typical taste with the always good signature of Billy Walker, very good price-performance ratio for the 0.7L bottle
    • Nose
      86 86
      beautiful natural color: copper gold - M8.
      lots of sherry, sweetness, dried fruit, raisins, oak, a little vanilla, fried banana and a little citrus
    • Taste
      87 87
      creamy-sweet and yet powerful. Finally, pleasant oak flavor, complex and tasty.
      Nut, vanilla, sherry, malty sweetness
    • Finish
      85 85
      good medium length, tart and drier with coffee and dark chocolate

  5. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. man2392 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted as part of a Royal Mile Whiskies virtual tasting with Billy Walker 65% PX, 25% Oloroso, 10% Virgin Oak 87
    -apricot, marzipan on nose
    -honey, stewed plums on palate,
    - icing sugar, tinned peach syrup on finish
    -WITH WATER
    -oranges in caramel and kumquat rind on
    nose
    -carrot halwa, dusted beignets on finish
    -icing sugar and biscuit crumbs on finish

  7. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very sweet. Honey, banana, vanilla or maybe a more milky vanilla pudding. Some oak. Slightly flambéed Crème brûlée. Not super complex, but really delicious, like a decent dessert.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The flavours don't come out very strong. Sweetness, but more like sugar and less like honey. Red juice. At the third sip I had a nutty flavour. It's really easy to drink. On the one hand, there is not so much to discover, but on the other hand it doesn't make anything wrong. Tastes like a dram that you can enjoy even when you don't focus in drinking it.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The Oak comes out more now, but with just a tiny bit of bitterness. Banana again. Spiciness.

  8. Whiskonaut scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    It's hard for me to get something out of this whisky. Together with Glencadam 10 it brings up the bottom of the whiskys I've tried. You can drink it, hence 82 points. The sample was emptied, but I wouldn't buy a bottle.

  9. Astrid scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Looks very out of round, the different oak barrel types do not harmonize with each other. Way too much virgin oak. Glenallachie can do that better.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweetness with raisins, a lot of toasted oak with a honey film, vanilla and banana, rather delicate and reserved, warm bread and coarse marzipan, caramel with a little marble cake, fruity hints: green grapes, golden delicious, unripe plums, orange, nectarine, removes cinnamon and ginger
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweetness with grassy-malty influences, bittersweet spicy oak and lots of Virgin Oak, some clove and ginger, cinnamon, bread spices, honey, the sherry adds plums and a bit of chocolate bitterness, vanilla and banana, a hint of thyme, apple
    • Finish
      73 73
      strong fresh oak, somewhat cold ash, slightly sulphurous, rather dry, cinnamon and vanilla, again a thin layer of chocolate bitterness, a hint of orange and apple fruit, short and grassy, fading ginger, oak and malt at the end

  10. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting of a total of 3 miniatures with clear differences. You might think that different barrel maturations in the samples. Needs a lot of air in the Glencairn glass and can take a few drops of water.
    Then tasty, tasty, not very complex Speysider.
    Fresh, fruity and exhilarating lightness. Sherry notes in the background, on the other hand acidity and lime reminiscent of light white wine along with tropical fruits and sweetness.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Honey, sweet toffee and old sherry (raisins). Aroma gains depth when diluted and loses the somewhat unpleasant alcohol notes at first.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful, the 46% can be felt well. Variety of flavors with sweetness, dried fruit and also rather dry sherry, alongside honey, citrus fruit and some banana.
    • Finish
      82 82
      slight sharpness with spicy notes and alcohol, medium length, not very impressive

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