Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Oloroso & PX Sherry Hogsheads & Puncheons
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 05 11 19
Added on
29 Aug 2019 11:44 am by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 65.07

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.35 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Extremely vain and very settled on the sour side of the spectrum. Nutty-fermented sherry notes. Rather sultanas as raisins. Juicy, sparkling, astringent. Despite the massive role played by the finish here, I got the impression that the Glenallachie character (as Billy Walker is trying to shape it) still has something on it, because among all the forest fruit juiciness there is always a kräutrige, Almost vegetable note (rosemary and artichokes?), which I found in the 12er the most interesting aspect. In addition, I would strongly suspect that even this bottling virgin oak has seen: from about the middle of the flavor development is a pretty violent spiciness, which suggests that some very fresh (or even virgin) barrels with Vatting flowed.

    Positively seen: a strong sherrylastiger Malt, which nevertheless does not come to set or even superimposed comes along and offers an interesting balance of acid, spice and spirit.
    On the negative side: a malt that seems to be more "assembled" than harmoniously matured, and in whose price range and drum composition I would always prefer the current Glendronach 15.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is not going to be objective. He is from the PLV ago and for beginners certainly interesting from two sides. For one, it brings many flavors forward without being expensive. On the other hand, he has a nice color with enough texture to become a friend. But, .. the comparison with the 25 unmasked the 15's extreme. Because already on the nose of the 15 looks a bit strange. The slightly one-dimensional sherry note comes almost synthetically over. The PX sweetness is more dominant than the Oloroso fruit note. Here someone put on the PX sherry board. Rather direction mass compatible. Sorry.
    • Nose
      86 86
      So really an aha-effect when pouring. Wow. Somewhat bright "sweet" chocolate and strong also very sweet grape notes come through. Minimal toffee and ... unfortunately, only "light" fruit notes. But a great nose!
    • Taste
      84 84
      This 15er had seen European oak for a long time and that quite without a doubt, because the mouth immediately fills with a woody spice that is very dominant, but not bitter at least. Also comes so ne PX licorice with a bright leather saddle through. It's perfectly alright. After the spice comes a tour of the Christmas market. Also, and even slightly nutty, he goes over to the finish.
      That saved him the 84 points. ;)
    • Finish
      83 83
      The farewell is medium to normal and is really ok for this price. Thus, the PLV is really good too. Because here you get a standard whisky on a higher level. Well, I have that in any case in good memory. Respect for Glenallachie. The 15er is the compensation for the partly oblique price policy.
      A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  3. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Walker said: “I’ve been working on our 15 year old release since we acquired GlenAllachie back in October 2017. In that time I’ve been intimately following the development of the various casks and I believe the 15 year old is the perfect balance of distillery and cask influence.”


    He added: “For this 15 year old, I chose PX and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads to deliver complete depth and finish. This whisky is rich in sweet spices, raisins and butterscotch, with waves of banana, orange peel and dark chocolate. The extra years the whisky spent maturing in the sherry wood casks extends the flavour

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  4. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Winy walnut cookies with chocolate, red pepper, vanilla, dark raisins and tobacco leaves.

    RATING: 86pts - [n21,t22,f21,b22] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  5. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I find him more successful than the new Glendronach 15 years.
    • Nose
      Oranges, nekatrins, vanilla, mulled wine spice, raisins join in the glass after some time.
    • Taste
      Sherrynoten, a pinch of pepper, orange marmalade, milk chocolate, subtly sweet.
    • Finish
      sweet and sour sherry notes, raisins, coffee, pleasant oak, dark chocolate - long.

  6. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Had this at a digital tasting. Beautiful dark gold colour and nice texture, quite oily and sticks to the glass. All around a beautiful and complex whisky. And for that price? We have a deal! :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Interesting nose, quite complex smells quite sweet.Oranges, oriental spices, oak, airwaves chewing gum, cocoa, chocolate, bisquits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It is very sweet and oak spicy. Dark fruits and lovely integrated oaks very dark chocolate and also a bit of coffee.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is vanilla and oak driven, but also the nose and the taste are again pushed. Really nice

  7. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Interesting (87)
    • Nose
      Wine, lollipops, vanilla, wood, ... violets with shampoo, butter with salt on warm Borodino bread (22)
    • Taste
      Wine and caramels, pepper (21,5)
    • Finish
      Finish fruit, varnish, wood, dog-rose (21,5)

  8. rogiervanderplas scored this whisky 67 points Newbie

    just not my dram of taste
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      61 61

  9. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I had this in a blind tasting, and I estimated it to be much younger than 15 years old. This is not my whisky. Too thin and bitter, and the taste is not one tasty whole.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Intense sweet and fruity. Plum, grape, raisin, lemonade syrup, sweet apple juice. A touch of citrus.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Grape, sweet apple, citrus, bay leaf and pepper. In itself nice, but also a bit grounded in the background that does not fit completely, and the taste is thin, evaporates quickly. Is disappointing after the nose.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Fairly short and dry. Red fruit with a bitterness that I don't really like.

  10. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, tasty malt. Looks simple, uncomplicated but still interesting.
    PLV fits here, I think.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Something reserved in the nose. Open up with a little time. Nose is slightly fruity, rather acidic. Reminiscent of wine finish. Add to that chocolate, slightly nutty flavors. Fruity orange peel, dark grapes, raisins. I still find something subtle like dark gravy.
      Nose looks round, interested.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy oak, slightly chili hot,
      A little more fruity than in the nose.
      Oranges, grapes, dark berries,
      Nice chocolate, pleasant wood notes. Tastes good, tasty without being too complicated. Alcohol is well integrated and provides the necessary boost. A little lacks finesse in something. Looks pretty simple.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-length finish, chocolate, becomes drier with a slight bitter almond, oak


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