Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 01 19
Added on
05 Apr 2019 4:19 pm by frudner

Average value

€ 42,82

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17 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 points

  1. 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.

  2. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  3. 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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