Glenallachie 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
08 years old
Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 06 19 3 21:20 BB
Added on
13 Jun 2019 9:20 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 59.22

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134 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 08-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.58 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    spices, vanilla, malty, a little vegetable too and tangy candy
    spices, well buttered gingerbread, it is round and fat despite the young age, dry woody return then a little coconut, the characteristic cereal perhaps the strongest of all!
    caramel again with pastry spices (cinnamon)
    simple on the same scents, with predominance of vanilla, woody and pastry spices.
    • Finish
      Note that the distille has been making SM just since 2017, before it went into the Clan Campbell blends and that the distilla felt crushed by its big sister benrinnes.
      Here a little more than 6 years in bourbon casks then 6 months in a small Rye Koval! drum of 125 l.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Certainly not a highflyer but just a decent young whisky with an interesting maturation. The quarter cask left his mark on the the spirit and gives this Glenallachie aromas like vanilla, cinnamon (goldstrike’ish), cloves, ginger and malty sugars. Given the price point I would consider this an interesting zipper.

  3. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It’s a young spicy and sweet powerhouse. Great flavors, just a bit hot and brash.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, vegetal, cinnamon,
    • Taste
      84 84
      Green, malt, sweet, spicy, a bit hot
    • Finish
      85 85
      Spicy, vegetal, like,

  6. tommy12 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: of light white wine.
    Fragrance: no smoke, pear, very light cardboard, very harmonious, without rough edges, not pungent, reminiscent of Bourbon Cask, not complex, slightly earthy in the background.
    Taste: Alcohol well integrated, sweetness, nice taste development, fruit, quite unimportant and one-dimensional. My sample was definitely enough for me.

  7. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet and fruity. Wood.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Nice wood taste first with a mix of honey and herbs later on. Good balance of all the ingredients. Fine malt.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish with the rye coming through near the end.

  8. lonespirit scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  9. Erik1908 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This dram is part of a bunch of Glenallachie samples I bought some time ago to get to know the profile of the distillery somewhat better.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruit basket coming up from the glass. Hand warming increases this. Loads of vanilla coming up. Mild spices and wood influences. I like this part.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Bit thin for a 48% abv. Slightly sharp; tingling mouth feeling. More spices and wood in the taste compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long. Not the most pleasant Glenallachie finish I experienced till date. Vanilla remains there. Dry in the far finish.

  10. Heutje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, vanille, spicy and wood. Great for an 8 aged.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Olly, spicy, sweet, vanilla, sherry, kaneel
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry and sweet, vanilla
      Good value for money


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