Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
12 years old
PX Sherry Cask Finish
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 06 19
Added on
11 May 2019 12:20 pm by Poppi

Average value

€ 63.44

28 × in wishlist

156 × member ratings

288 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.10 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Who is on milk chocolate (me), finds the really good (me).
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very sweet, milk chocolate, vanilla kipper, pastry notes, roasted almonds, a bit grainy rear out, then comes back the bourbon glue a little over
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and spicy, again extremely milk chocolate, actually like hot Kaba cocoa with milk, also so creamy, the alcohol makes neat steam
    • Finish
      84 84
      What a surprise: Milk chocolate with oak, not very long, but he has a nice hold on the pharynx

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fairly complex and decently balanced, this GlenAllachie isn't a classic example of Pedro Ximenez matured whisky.
    • Nose
      Sultanas, raspberry and polished oak. Hints of cherry bonbons (is that a Dutch thing?), triple sec and elderflower as well. A touch of vanilla and cinnamon too.
    • Taste
      Orange liqueur, wood shavings and a whiff of mint. Some blackberries and overripe banana, with a touch of chocolate and fermented grapes. Cloves too.
    • Finish
      Somewhat burnished. Drying. Medium in length.

  3. syx98319 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This dram needs some time in the glass to open up. If you are in a hurry, please skip this one (for now). Nice dram for October/November time.
    • Nose
      87 87
      No immediate straight in your face sherry bomb, but after some time and hand-warming of the glass, this dram finally opens up. Subtle sherry nose with hints of dried fruit, vanilla and oranges. Pretty complex. Nose gets better and better when left in the glass longer.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet flavors in combination with mild spices. Strong body with nice abv of 48% which does not need water.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length in which the spices are dominant. Dry finish.

  5. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MacArthur scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  7. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I was able to enjoy this dram during a vertical tasting.

    Color: bronze
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, Kletzenbrot, nuts, orange zest
    • Taste
      burnt sugar, maple syrup, dried fruit, vanilla
    • Finish
      long, vanilla, almond, orange zest, dried fruit

  8. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Had this at a tasting, it is quite nice but nothing special, but the price to performance ratio is OK. It is fun and enjoyable but quite easy and simple to drink
    • Nose
      84 84
      The PX finish and the bourbon are quite well balanced here. Vanilla, apples, pears, grassy, elderflower
    • Taste
      85 85
      Not what I expected, it is less sweet than I thought and it is not your typical sherrybomb, it is very bourbon driven.
      Vanilla, Fresh fruits, the sweetness is more like maple syrup a litte bit of wood(no I'm not canadian)
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish leaves a little bit do be desired, it is quite short. Wood driven, chocolate, dark berries, strawberries.

  9. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    After tasted some very intensely PX’ed SC Glenallachie’s, I think this is rather likeable. Not the in your face PX finishing but more balanced with the distillate. It gives oranges, like Cointreau’ish liqueur, maybe some peach, surely raisins and chocolate/caramel sweetness. Again looking at the price quality ratio, I would consider this as a regular sipper.

  10. timp_1991 scored this whisky 68 points Newbie

    OK whisky, the PX is certainly there but it would have been nice if it had pressed it's stamp a bit more. The alcohol, although only 48%, has integrated very poorly, which is the biggest turn-off.
    • Nose
      66 66
      Some nice PX hints with some saltiness, ripe bananas and honey but the nose gives away clearly that the alcohol hasn't integrated very well.
    • Taste
      73 73
      The flavors entered through the nose extend to a more or less degree in the mouth, added with some chocolate and caramel. The alcohol is less present fortunately, but the overall taste is a bit weak and could have used a bit more sweetness.
    • Finish
      66 66
      Not very strong, but quite long and chocolaty. Unfortunately, the alcohol spoils it again as it's the last to fade out, leaving me with the feeling of having had a shot of vodka.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?