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

€ 58.72

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 08-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.45 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. Dris scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 19 78

  6. UnmarkedDoor scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The Rye is punchy as hell in the nose and tail, but very well integrated into the palate. It doesn't overshadow the spirit, which even though it is still perceptibly young, brings enough of it's own very likeable personality to the table.

    IMO If you're going to bottle youngish spirit, this really works a benchmark for what to aim for.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Immediate cinnamon oak spice of the Rye carried by dark, Greek honey, molasses, cooked lemon, orange oil and Crème de cassis.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Syrup sweet and milder on the tongue than I was expecting with a slower ramp up of the Rye spice, which as well as the cinnamon now has citric ginger. A little barley betrays the youth of the spirit. Small sips miss out the oily, chili payoff.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly drying chocolate, rosemary and leather is complemented by fizzy ginger, brown butter and shortbread. Red currant sweet and sour bursts and a satisfying, not insubstantial heat keeps giving.

  7. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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,

  10. 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.


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