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Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.08/100
votes
184
Whiskybase ID
WB194076
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series - Port
Bottled
21.06.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568320847
Added on
21 Oct 2021 4:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.28

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184 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.08 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Started promising, but the wood was a little too dominant on the palate to warrant a higher score.
    • Nose
      Soft candy-esque strawberries, cherries and raspberry. A hint of rose petals, as well as honey and caramel-glazed, baked apples. Some After Eights after a little while. Pretty enticing.
    • Taste
      Treacle, dried red fruits and a hint of cocoa powder. Very sweet. Pretty intense spicy notes too. Mostly wood spices. Slightly astringent too.
    • Finish
      Drying, spicy. The sweetness returns after a while.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nicely balanced whisky, pretty strong, a lot of red fruits and chocolate, finish a little short.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, red fruits, some coffee, overripe apples, pretty some alcohol.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Some pepper, a lot of fruitiness and chocolate. Coffee, some caramel, some leather as well, and honey.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still some pepper, sweetness and fruitiness. Chocolate. Not very long.

  3. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Obviously a port cask finished whisky. Although this says Glenallachie, the cask pretty much overpowered everything making it a hefty drink. Full on dried red berries, chocolate and caramel, bitter spices. Tasty though, but wouldn’t drink more than a dram a night of this stuff. Price quality wise defenitely something to considering.

  4. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The strongest side of the moth is a beautiful bright aroma.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Heresy, wine, cookies, iris, vanilla, candied fruit, berry acid, lacquer, chocolate, dessert, candy aroma.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Mineral, honey, cookies, tropical fruits, meat.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Pepper, warms, vanilla, oak, wine, mineral.

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very good for its age whisky, the finish in Port Fass has done well. Tasty, he knows to inspire with beautiful fruit notes. The distillery should be kept in mind.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The first crawl brings you the scent of fresh raspberries, followed by teakwood and a malty sweetness. Heather honey, a bit of hay and the aroma of rosehip tea make the whisky's nose very pleasant.
    • Taste
      86 86
      On the palate, first a fruity sweetness, which then slowly turns into a peppery pungency and causes a tingling sensation. Again the raspberry and even some cherry, followed by whole milk chocolate. Full and oily. Mint is on the palate and creates a nice freshness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very round and fruity, but with a distinct sharpness in the finish, which in turn is captured by a beautiful honey sweetness. Medium-length taste experience.

  6. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Without any detours, you will experience a sweet and fruity start, with aromas of strawberries and cherries rising in your nostrils. Intense and elegant. Some marzipan and a little vanilla will show up after some time. You almost have to hold back from trying it right away. It's really a lot of fun. Again and again, a fresh alcohol comes into play, but makes the whole thing even more interesting.
    • Taste
      86 86
      At the start you get again presented an intense fruity sweetness, which is really hard to beat in terms of intensity. But then follows directly an intense wood flavor. The pushes right forward on the tongue and occupies the entire palate. True astringent, the whisky takes everything under control, but then lets it down again and releases little by little the flavors of strawberries and sweetness.
      The alcohol is overall well integrated and does not bother at any time, he acts in the whisky with a recurring freshness, some menthol simple.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Due to the intensive seasoning you really got something longer from this Glenallachie. Pickled strawberries stay with wood back on the palate. They still taste really long after.

  7. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Juicy strawberries, directly behind a lot of honey-sweet vanilla, some cherries, present alcohol, some warehouse muff, definitely no old but a young and fresh Portweinnote
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, too, a fruity start, then pushes the alcohol with beautiful balanced seasoning, the sweet strawberries are back, extremely thick and creamy, the slight drought on the tongue fighting against sweetness and creaminess
    • Finish
      82 82
      Honey and Bourbon sweetness, vanilla, lots of wood, strong contrast to the nose and mouth, but not unbelievable, the fruits can only be guessed

  8. KB201 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    In the Wood Finish series, Glenallachie single malts of different ages are matured in different barrel types. The 10-year-old matured in American oak barrels for at least eight years and then got his finish in Ruby port wine barrels. Limited bottling!
    • Nose
      Heather honey and sweet spices with notes of rose hip tea and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Lots of heather honey, caramels, and syrup. Plum, rose hip and dark chocolate in the background.
    • Finish
      Good finish of medium length, warming, sweet and spicy at the same time.

  9. Will_iam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. jkswift scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very intense peppery and spicy wood notes, that I like very much
    • Finish
      87 87

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