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Overall rating
84.65/100
votes
162
Whiskybase ID
129125
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

€ 43.65

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.65 points

  1. Maltimex scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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. RobbievdB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This Glenallachie is probably one of the best, if not the best, 12 yo in any standard range. Tasty, quite complex and full bodied. It’s strong on sweet fruits, gummy bears, some virgin oak spices but never to dominant. Really good vatting of barrels and absolute buy recommendation at this price point.

  4. billythekid63 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Very powerful single malt. Billy Walker probably landed a really good litter with it. Now the quality has to hold up too.
    • Nose
      Very sherry.
    • Taste
      Strongly sweet. I think it has a slightly metallic taste. You have to like that. Lies well on the tongue and on the palate.
    • Finish
      Very long, pleasant finish in the back of the tongue - slightly bitter.

  5. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Here, too, an additional point for the price / performance ratio.
    Incidentally, the color in the image of Whiskybase User matts matches the color of this batch significantly better than the photo of Whiskybase

  6. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      wood, apple, brown sugar, caramel, citrus, ash
    • Taste
      citrus, apple, cake batter, cherries, wood, plums

  9. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Kazbarr scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Opens with toffee, honey and cherry sauce, with pencil shavings, a hint of apple and boiled sweets gradually appearing. Quite complex.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nice and oily, with toffee, honey and sweet apples and raisins. A touch of oak and lingering spice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium, spicy

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