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Overall rating
85.24/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.01.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 01 19
Barcode
5060568320076
Added on
05 Apr 2019 4:19 pm by frudner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.35

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52 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.24 points

  1. Maltimex scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Tasty Malt, which clearly differs from the first batch and hopefully can keep its level in the future! For example, the 12-year-old GlenDronach has no chance against this GlanAllachie due to the new barrel composition or the apparently higher sherry barrel portion.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Significantly similar to the first batch (08.06.18). Beautiful honey sweetness and tropical fruits with a well-integrated alcohol. Add a light touch of blackcurrant jelly with a touch of cinnamon - which I did not have in the first batch. The lighter vanilla and pear notes as well as the butter biscuits from the first batch are also present, but less strong. For this, a little more oak has an effect here.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Clearly different - yes. Strong, spicy (slightly oaky) and creamy, the malt comes on the tongue. The 46 percent are excellent. Raisins and a hint of dried dates follow; also reminds me of plum cake - yes, with cinnamon. The malt with its sweet and sour notes stimulates the salivation. A hint of pear also joins in the mouth.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Compared to other malts quite long - no comparison to GlenDronach 12, which has since become very flat - better! In the finish, the malt on the tongue is dry and spicy (balanced and not overloaded with wood!). The rose notes can also hold. Drinkable? Yes!

  2. JungleDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I was really surprised, rating comes from a blind tasting. So far, I have made a big bow to all Billy Walker Glenallachie bottlings, was probably a mistake.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N- Creme anglaise with citrus zest and plenty of wood fragrant, butterscotch, spices and hint of distant red fruits. Naturally full, beer-ish, yeasty and baked nut tarts. (87/21)

    P- Creamy, fine layers of wood with toasted spices and honey. Well down to earth. (86/20)

    F- Medium, although towards woody coats with trace of bitter ales, but pleasant and well rounded. (86/20)

    B/B- 87/21

    Weighted Rate- 82pt

    Cr-2, Fr-1, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-1
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Creme anglaise with citrus zest and plenty of wood fragrant, butterscotch, spices and hint of distant red fruits. Naturally full, beer-ish, yeasty and baked nut tarts. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Creamy, fine layers of wood with toasted spices and honey. Well down to earth. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, although towards woody coats with trace of bitter ales, but pleasant and well rounded. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 82pt

      Cr-2, Fr-1, Fl-2, Pt-0, Ft-1, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-2, Sc-1
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Wow - what a difference to the first batch. There are similarities in the nose, but then, once in the mouth, it goes in a completely different direction with surprising notes. Still very tasty and great for an evening with friends.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nose: slightly different than the first batch - still pear and slightly sourish apples, but now comes dark honey and raisins. Caramel biscuits, a hint of vanilla, dark cherries and a hint of old spicy oak.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Ultra creamy, the alcohol tingling lightly (nothing was felt in the nose), gingerbread spice and gravy, sour cherries and neat sweetness that fights against the dark aromas and light acidity.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Have here also first dark gravy on wine basis then neat sweetness and raisins. The sweetness dominates the medium-long Angang. Oak is only discreetly available. Very easy to drink and slightly dry finish.

  8. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Glenjasper scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice dark color for a 12-year-old. Hard to believe that nothing was dyed here. The photo shown here makes the whisky appear much brighter than it actually is. The Glenallachie is quite difficult. There is not much to drink from it.

    It is more likely to have a rum than a whisky in a glass. Not a typical whisky, as you are used to it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasant sweet smell of honey, raisins and sherry cherries dominate. It comes through a little gingerbread and Christmas cookies. Slight salty note. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Raisins and cherries dominate here as well. Gingerbread and speculoos fill the mouth. Unfortunately, the alcohol comes out a bit. But is for a 12-year-olds with 46% still completely ok.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Surprisingly long finish. Probably because of the raisins. Sweet ripe tropical fruits in the aftermath. That's it.

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