Overall rating
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
The Octave
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon + Sherry Octave Finish
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Jun 2019 11:12 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.40

5 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2011 DT

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The wet leather note combined with moldy sulfur is almost borderline for me. Intense sherry, nice in the glass, but nothing special in my opinion.

    22/21/22/21 (86P)
    • Nose
      Intense amber shines in the Premium Snifter. The first nose shows sulphurized raisins and dried fruits, the alcohol tickles the nose slightly. Zest of orange peels, peaches and apricots, followed by caramelized sugar paired with a hint of vanilla and leather. Gradually, the sulphurized fruits or the subtle note of sulfur withdraw, increasingly wet leather and minimally decayed wood come into their own. Hints of chocolate, cocoa and toffee ...
    • Taste
      Wet leather opens up on the palate after the first sip, sulfur and cocoa powder are subtly evident, a pinch of cinnamon and a tiny sip of espresso end in crumbs of dark chocolate and zests of old oranges. Minimally harsh wood tones and hints of nuts, again chocolate and oranges. Tart and dark announces the aftertaste ...
    • Finish
      Minimal sulfur and wet leather stick to the palate, the high alcohol content warms the throat, chocolate and peaches stick to the tongue as well as caramelized sugar and hazelnuts. The aftertaste warms the palate for a long time, the voluminous aromas only fade away slowly.

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked that very much. The invites properly to the coal mine.
    • Nose

      Ahhh ... nice. Leather and dark berries. Dried plums, a pinch of cinnamon and a little mint. Then slightly dirty notes follow. Damp tobacco, lovage and a wisp of smoke. Smells with a little time in the glass, greasier and denser. Sunflower oil and now the cherries are coming too. In the background I find a light fruity opposite pole. Goes well towards apricots. Vanilla and nougat. This spicy herbal note is becoming more and more popular. Now marzipan is added. The longer it stands, the rustier and more mineral the colleague becomes. I like it.
    • Taste
      Soft, oily appearance. Tastes like olive oil mixed with mint, tobacco, blueberries and some lovage. Extremely oily and invitingly tasty. A little pepper is added. Forest floor and honey. The second sip again very, very oily. Plus a syrupy sweetness. Again that fine smoke. And in the background a fine, light fruit sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long. Only a little dry and spicy. Then the oily, dark sweetness strikes and pastes your mouth. At the end the flag smoke again.

  3. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The finish is short, drier, slightly bitter and falls off significantly!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Varrek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Spicy, dry fruits
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mossy, leafy, grassy. Swiftness in the middle. Wery reach and complex
    • Finish
      89 89
      Kong, dry, spices with honey

  5. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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