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Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
23.04.2007
Bottled
21.02.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900169
Number of bottles
324
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19/120
Barcode
5021944101757
Bottled for
The Whisky Barrel Exclusive
Added on
26 Mar 2019 3:04 pm by brechtvds
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.62

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6 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2007 SV

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    It's a high quality sherry bomb.
    But it's hard to get right. Neat the ABV may be a little too much, but adding water somehow reduces the perception of what I actually liked the most.
    • Nose
      87 87
      It's a sherry monster nose alright.
      Not as "in your face" and damp woody as many of the later A'bunadh's at the same strenght.
      A bit more refined, and even at no more than eleven it smells more mature (take that, Aberlour).
      It's even more red berry dominated rather than red fruit.
      If you don't go too deep into the glas there's a zesty currant note, both black and red, and the wood is rather soft and delicate.
      Milk chocolate and coffee beans.
      I added quite a bit of water and it turns everything down a couple of notches, accentuating the lighter chocolate notes.
    • Taste
      91 91
      This is totally driven by the wood, the sherry notes have to take the back seat. Nothing wrong about that, it's a very nice polished dark hardwood.
      Very strong espresso, old dry crumbly leather.
      For 61,3% it is surprisingly easy drinkable without excessive spice.
      With water it's less wood and more chocolate espresso.
      Somehow I also feel it gets more spicy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Again it's this good quality wood that is first over the finish line. I imagine it is the taste I would be left with after chewing through a Chippendale dresser.
      As with the body there is no issue with hot spices, although at this strength it is giving the throat a good warming.
      Water softens most of the flavours, the Chippendale has been sent off to auction, there's only a trace of the polish left. As with the body, even though the ABV is reduced there is a peppery hot spice emerging.

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