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Glenmorangie Allta

Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
1st & 2nd Fill Bourbon Casks
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010494949346
Added on
30 Jan 2019 3:20 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89,75

32 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

377 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Allta

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] The tenth and last bottling of the Private Edition series with Dr. Bill's experiments, so far I liked the first Sonnalta and the Artein best. And this time Dr. Bill confirms an old suspicion I ever had but that was always denied by all the whisky industry pro's I talked to: Yeast does matter! At least, this might be one explanation why so many old style drams taste differently (another one is: In older times they used barley with lower alcohol yields that most probably add more flavours than today's high-yield strains)...

    ...and indeed the nose offers some rather unusual old-style aromas that are rarely found in modern drams. But the casks killed both the taste and mouthfeel/finish with excessive bitter-drying wooden notes - only a few other flavours shine through hence the taste is rather simple. Not my style of whisky, but wood-heads will adore this (probably)...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers indeed a flavour that often can be found in older drams: It is floral-perfumy with hints of lavendar, melissa and camphor. Very interesting but most probably not to everybody's liking. Beside this there are delicious fruits, honeys and waxes in an appropriate wooden setting. Later fine chalky, earthy and mineralic notes join in that often can be found in old stylish drams, too.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is bitter-sweet with more bitter than sweet notes. It is driven mainly by vanilla, herbal and tannic wooden flavours without significant other impressions. This is rather simple and for sure not due to the wild yeast (but due to aggressive casks, maybe some virgin oak?). To be honest, this is not to my liking - a typical "woodsky"...
    • Finish
      82 82
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating but with a significant drying-peppery touch (tannins at work) that is rather unpleasant. The finish is of short to medium length and adds more toffee and spicy flavours. The bitter-drying mouthfeel stays all the time throughout the finish. Water releases more of the interesting old-stylish aromas in the nose and turns the taste and finish less bitter - I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.

  2. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, clear yeast and malt notes, but rather something to try out, do not need a bottle of it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Malty, yeast, little fruit, pleasant.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, fat, malt notes, a little one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, slightly drier, well.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The colour is dark gold. The nose starts with notes of bread and wort, and goes to sweet-earthy notes of fruits, citrus, spices, cumin, mushrooms, truffles, vegetables, minerality, apples, plums, berries jam and black pepper. The palate is sweet with bread, fruits, caramel, spices, cumin, perfume, black pepper and mushrooms notes. The finish is long with spices, oak, fruits, vanilla, apples and black pepper notes. This is an interesting, well balanced and unusual Glenmorangie. It’s a strange, but interesting. Allta could be liked or no, but it can’t to leave indifference. I like it.

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Chew well to get all the fruitiness on the palate.

    5cl sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. ChrisKo scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Malt, apricot and again malt.
    Pretty simple and flat. The alcohol is well integrated and despite 51vol% very mild.

  10. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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