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Overall rating
84.73/100
votes
124
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

€ 42.26

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124 × member ratings

282 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 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. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Recently bought some single cask bottles from this distillery. But how to compare and rate these if you are not familiar with the core range of Glenallachie? So I took part on the range share on the Dutch Whiksyforum. This 12 y old was the first in line.

    Conclusion: I like it. Pretty good BFYB. Can quality wise compete with the likes of Springbank 10, Bunna 12, Kilkerran 12.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Powerful nose at this age and "only" 46% abv. Lots of sweetness, vanilla and tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full bodied. Bid oily and thick. Herbal notes compete with the sweetness which was already there in the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Maybe due to the medium length the weakest of the 3. More spicy than sweet in the aftertaste.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A decent quaffing dram - not badly priced.
    • Nose
      Stewed fruit apple and rhubarb.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet, honey notes.
    • Finish
      Some spice, recent length.

  5. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very nice standard with a very good price-performance ratio, very successful
    • Nose
      85 85
      Unripe banana, cooked sweet dark fruits, very elegant
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nice sherry notes, spicy but also tannic wood notes (probably due to the Virgin Oak), strong body
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, warm finish, full-bodied, sweet and strong spices

  6. RobbievdBrink 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.

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    More sherry than the 2018 version, but no better whisky.

  10. TsiAI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Room temperature when drinking: 20 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: light golden smell Nose: waxy texture, extremely oily, slightly sticky, thick floral and fruity, succulent and yellow fruits, jackfruit, banana, yellow peach, some malt and chile Heart, fermented dough, at the end, there are obvious walnut cracks on the surface with dry cracks, the surface is sprinkled with sugar, and the smell is very meaty. Palate: medium acidity, bitter taste cracked, alcohol is more irritating, and peat at the end is wrapped in quick lime.
    Finish: Finish, Chinese angelica, American ginseng, wood odor of Chinese medicine, dried walnut oat skin skin Body: soft, with a certain thickness, no tannin, bitter bottom standing in the C position

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 80/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 83/100
    Overall: 83/100

    Overall: I was deceived again by the smell of incense--

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