Glenallachie 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
1280
Whiskybase ID
WB137980
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.11.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & PX Sherry Hogsheads & Puncheons
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 05 11 19
Barcode
6060568321080
Added on
29 aug 2019 11:44 am by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 74.08

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

112 users have left 120 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.60 points.

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    SHORT TASTING
    [Color] mahogany;
    20 months in sherry casks leave an impression.
    Well done, very good whisky - but clearly not on the level of a GlenDronach 15Years!
    • Nose
      surprisingly subtle: sweet, sultanas, juicy raisins, light sherry, spices;
    • Taste
      powerful, raisins, vlt. Oranges, raspberries, then spices, coffee, woody oak;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, dark chocolate and clearly oak;

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  3. MrDundonian scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Is okay. The fruit and the alcohol don't seem particularly harmonious to me.

  4. AndyMO10 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Sweet dessert. Liquid chocolate in the glass. Milk chocolate, gingerbread, dried plums, raisins, dates, figs, creamy caramel, overripe bananas, sweet spices, oak. Massive sherry cask influence, brilliant whisky.

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting

    First association in the nose: freshly opened bag of gummy bears. Incredible fruit explosion. The sherry hits me in the face, but without too much sulphur. One can only guess at the distillery. As soon as the nose can hide the sherry a bit, nice caramel notes and vanilla come through. It was probably in the (PX?) barrel for a few years.
    The taste is completely different from what I expected. Instead of sweet PX only a subtle note of sherry. Whereby the "discreet" really only refers to the fact that it was a single sherry explosion in the nose. The barrel years are mainly noticeable with a very pronounced, bitter oak note. Alcohol is clearly perceptible, but well integrated in its strength. Interesting taste but I was expecting a bit more after the nose.
    Unfortunately, the bitter oak completely lacks its counterpart in the finish. Here I don't like the whisky as much as I thought it would.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An unfortunate drop in quality as compared to 2019.12. (scored 87-)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      fresh, sweet, alcoholic, chocolate, some orange, vanilla, some dried fruit
    • Taste
      85 85
      chocolate, sweet, caramel, raisins, figs, oak, some nuts and leather
    • Finish
      82 82
      short, dark chocolate, a little pepper and dried fruit

  8. KssKssNim scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

  9. JFMalt scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I came onto this dram with high hopes, having tasted the 12 year old and 10yo cask strength, both of which I really liked and would score higher than this.

    Nose is clean, balanced and typical of sherry matured whiskies. I get figs, chocolate, dried mandarin peel, slight toffee.

    The palate was a let down however. Same sherried flavours, dates, toffee, grapefruit. A hint of cherry flavoured cough syrup. The mouthfeel however was non existent, thin and watery.

    Finish - short. Slightly drying. Gone.

    Good and easy sipping, but really forgettable..

    I’ll wait a few more years before trying a 15yo Glenallachie again. This bottle has to have distillate from before Billy Walker bought the distillery, so although falling short of expectations, he has done a great job in cask management!

  10. blacknapkins scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Parik scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  12. robain scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherried, raisins, chocolate,
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth mouth feel, some oak, chocolate, coffee
    • Finish
      85 85
      vanillic, sweetness some coffee,

  13. joeynoreen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. Ashita scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Celebrity aside, the quality of the whisky is good, and although the barreling looks fancy, it doesn't affect the sip. Chocolate, orange juice, a little bit of astringent taste of black tea.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  16. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Quite good for a 15 standard. This is a good way to start an evening.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Jolemann scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      typically Glenallachie, sherry, nuts, chocolate, fortified wine, oak
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dark fruits, sweet, spices, nuts, chocolate, oak spice
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium length, spicy, pleasant, sweet

  18. riven1824 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  19. The_Osprey scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Glenallachie 15 year old, 46%.

    50ml miniature, Dec 2021.

    The colour is...well it’s ridiculous, really. Reddy-brown maybe.

    Aroma is pink mice sweets, sniffing a freshly emptied red wine cask, raspberry milkshake. Almost nauseating for me. Raspberry juice has curdled the milk, cranberry should have been kept away from the white chocolate. Blergh.

    Body is watery.

    Taste is better. Low flavour impact. Zero alcohol impact. A soft burnt bitterness comes through the vague watery redcurrant squash. The taste is quite focused, easy, simple. It’s not the muddled clash that the nose suggested.

    It drinks okay. Not something I’d ever choose to buy a bottle of, but it drinks fine and I’d be able to do a dram no problem. The distillery’s commitment to heavy-handed use of ex-wine casks does not necessarily do it favours in my book but the underlying spirit seems good, so I'd be willing to try other bottlings. 3.1/74

  20. antoniod did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Water, water, water. It needs water. It’s a concentrated whisky. Without a good amount of water it is nauseating.

  21. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice modern sherry board with a relatively full body, beautifully powerful oak and an appropriate drinking strength.
    Apart from the sherry intensity, the nose seems rather one-dimensional at first, but with a little patience and oxidation, something really happens and the nose is really fun! I'm very positively surprised. My first contact with this bottling was not so sparkling. But that was - maybe that's why - right after a big salami pizza. In any case, the issue price of 50 - 60 euros is extremely reasonable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Intense sherry aromas waft out of the glass in thick clouds, you can even perceive it from half a meter away. I already like that! In addition to the sweet, raisin-like notes, there are also fresh, sour notes. Half an hour in the glass before the first sip did him a lot of good. Now much more multifaceted than I had previously assumed.
      Juicy raisins, crumbled vanilla beans, Black Forest cake, tobacco, dark chocolate, mushy bananas, passion fruit, leather, lime, mascobado.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fat sherry gossip! Intense, with great, strong oak spice and intense fruit aromas. The alcohol is well integrated.
      Rumtopf with cherries and plums, tobacco, juicy blood orange, dark chocolate, orange marmalade, leather, mulled wine spices.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mid-length finish. Very pleasant. The fresh, sour notes (apricots) remain, alongside a nice vanilla load and a hint of pickled cherries and milk chocolate.

  22. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Amazingly wonderful taste.
    The very thick legs and buttery taste tell us about the abundance of heavier fractions.
    The taste is amazingly powerful, rich and dense.
    N:21 T:22 F:22 B:22
    • Nose
      Malt tones, dry autumn leaves, red berries, grape tones, a particular aromatic grape variety like Isabella, tannins, sherry, perfume, raisins
    • Taste
      Very sweet, sweetness 9 out of 10, lots of milk chocolate, raisins, vanilla, dates, figs, hazelnuts, oily, dense and structured, tannic bitterness, dried fruits led by prunes, ginger, lots of spices
    • Finish
      Dry, woody, tannins, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, sage, licorice

  23. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

  24. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Now this is wonderful again from Billy Walker. A PX forward dram full of decadent sweet caramel, dark chocolate and fruits. Extremely easy to drink. Compared to the new 12-year-old, I find this sweeter with more toffee, more chocolate-rich and less drying. The overall quality really makes me wonder how much older stock they put in here because this is enormous! Value (£50) : 9/10
    • Nose
      I just love how rich and sweet this is. Heavy on the PX casks here on the nose. Butterscotch, caramel coated raisins, figs and dates. Dark chocolate balanced by sweet toffee and orange marmalade. Muscovado sugar. Loads of dark treacle and molasses. Some heather honey as well. Christmas cake and apricot jam. The longer I nose the more that thick, dense raisin sweetness comes through. Hazelnut praline. Slight old herbal notes. Lovely cinnamon and cocoa powder with just a light touch of ginger warmth and a lightly drying wood spice.
    • Taste
      Very creamy on the palate and even sweeter now. More of that treacle toffee note comes through. Sticky raisins, sweet prunes, dried figs and apricot jam. This sweetness then develops into a dark, drying tobacco or tea leaves. Again very dark chocolate and espresso led with candied orange peels. Light ginger spices with cinnamon and nutmeg now. more sweetness with some Demerara sugar. A sprinkle of white pepper warmth.
    • Finish
      Sweet initially but quickly develops into more oak-tannins here in the finish. The drying tobacco is more obvious and those baking spices now come through again. More dark chocolate covered orange peels. It feels like I've just taken a bite out of a Christmas cake. In addition, it also has quite a malty aftertaste once the tannins settle down.

  25. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With the 15 revival, Billy Walker has set a monument at Glendronach that is slowly being polished by the successor. Can he create a similar icon at Glenallache? Here, too, 15 years, instead of pure Oloroso post-ripening as in the original revival, Oloroso and PX are now used. So that's as far as he would agree with Rachel Barrie.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The rich sherry notes are there in the nosing. Ripe, fruity sherry aromas that are not overdone and overdone. Plum jam, orange zest and marzipan, everything comes out fresh with a dash of sour juice and not musty and stale. Chocolate cream with cherry compote and apricot.
    • Taste
      The taste of the whisky is warm and spicy, plum jam with spicy cinnamon, dried wild apricots and tart chocolate-cocoa cream with roasted hazelnuts and almonds. A successful mixture of sweet and tart aromas, no bitterness, no musty wood.
    • Finish
      The finish could be more pronounced, there are mild oak tones that remain on the palate with dark cherry aromas. Some herbs are in the background.

      A very nice sherry whisky that is not a sherry bomb but also offers subtle aromas. From memory the revival was more complex, probably the starting whisky at Glendronach was better than the Glenallachie stocks Walker found. And it is an honest whisky that is definitely worth its price of around €60 in late 2021/early 2022. Billy Walker knows his craft and delivers great whiskys, even in the core range. Unfortunately, this is no longer a matter of course today.

  26. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With the 15 revival, Billy Walker set a monument for himself at Glendronach, which his successor is slowly grinding down. Can he create a similar icon at Glenallache? Here, too, 15 years, instead of pure Oloroso post-maturation as in the original Revival, Oloroso and PX are now used. So that is where he would agree with Rachel Barrie.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The rich sherry notes are there in the nosing. Ripe, fruity sherry flavors that are not fake and overdone. Plum jam, orange zest and marzipan, everything comes fresh with a splash of sour juice and not musty and stale. Chocolate cream with cherry compote and apricot.
    • Taste
      The taste of the whisky is warm and spicy, plum jam with hot cinnamon, dried wild apricots and tart chocolate-cocoa cream with roasted hazelnuts and almonds. A successful mixture of sweet and tart aromas, no bitterness, no musty wood.
    • Finish
      The finish could be more pronounced, there are mild oak tones that remain on the palate with dark cherry aromas. Some herbs are in the background.

      A very nice sherry whisky that is not a sherry bomb but also offers subtle flavors. From memory, the revival was more complex; the starting whisky at Glendronach was probably better than the Glenallachie stocks Walker found. And it's an honest whisky that is definitely worth its price of around € 60 in late 2021 / early 2022. Billy Walker knows his trade and also delivers great whiskys in the core range. Unfortunately, that is no longer a matter of course today.

  27. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    One of the first Glenallachie 15-year-old bottlings from 2019. The Sherry and PX profil is quite dominant, the distillery character is still present.
    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sherry, dark fruits, berries, raisins, chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sherry (PX), chocolate, some nuts, some leather, berries, caramel and some pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sherry, raisins, chocolate.

  28. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With the 15 revival, Billy Walker set a monument for himself at Glendronach, which his successor is slowly grinding down. Can he create a similar icon at Glenallache? Here, too, 15 years, instead of pure Oloroso post-maturation as in the original Revival, Oloroso and PX are now used. So that is where he would agree with Rachel Barrie.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      The rich sherry notes are there in the nosing. Ripe, fruity sherry flavors that are not fake and overdone. Plum jam, orange zest and marzipan, everything comes fresh with a splash of sour juice and not musty and stale. Chocolate cream with cherry compote and apricot.
    • Taste
      The taste of the whisky is warm and spicy, plum jam with hot cinnamon, dried wild apricots and tart chocolate-cocoa cream with roasted hazelnuts and almonds. A successful mixture of sweet and tart aromas, no bitterness, no musty wood.
    • Finish
      The finish could be more pronounced, there are mild oak tones that remain on the palate with dark cherry aromas. Some herbs are in the background.

      A very nice sherry whisky that is not a sherry bomb but also offers subtle flavors. From memory, the revival was more complex; the starting whisky at Glendronach was probably better than the Glenallachie stocks Walker found. And it's an honest whisky that is definitely worth its price of around € 60 in late 2021 / early 2022. Billy Walker knows his trade and also delivers great whiskys in the core range. Unfortunately, that is no longer a matter of course today.

  29. Monstruo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  30. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, sherry. Fruity, red fruit.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, sherry. Red fruit. Dried fruits. Some spices. Ginger.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet, a bit like citrus. Red fruit. Lots of spices. Ginger. Quite full but spicy at the same time. Medium length. The second time was the fruit of the forest.

  32. snaotheus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Flaviar Whiskies of the Galaxy advent calendar day 12
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smell is candy, booze and burning, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Something fruity, maybe cherries.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Taste is also candy, less of the boozy/burning, more of a dark toffee/caramel and vanilla, and more plummy kind of fruitiness.
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. eddi14 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  34. zurbaran did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    N: Medium-heavy sherry nose with orange, raisins, sweet dates, a little caramel and a hint of cocoa.
    T: Rather sweet and fruity-light for a sherry whisky. Creamy. Sweet oranges with milk chocolate.
    Q: some oak, a hint of darker chocolate, rather short.

    Smooth, well-made, but not overly complex sherry whisky. Delicious, but not a high-flyer. Looks younger than 15 years.

  35. keymaneddy scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Ai Leqi 15 is delicious

  36. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not so convinced by the two batches I tried (one brighter, probably first or second, the other darker, one of the more recent ones). Promises more sherry kick than it actually delivers imho. The 12 is cheaper, tastes good and is more honest imho. Batches of the 15 are ever-changing so maybe the next one'll blow my socks off... ;-)

  37. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  38. chrisyeo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Spices , Nice soft sherry sweetness, some butter
    Taste - slight spice then sweetness
    Finish - warmness, lingering sweetness, medium finish
    • Nose
      86 86
      Spices , Nice soft sherry sweetness, some butter
    • Taste
      86 86
      slight spice then sweetness
    • Finish
      87 87
      warmness, lingering sweetness, medium finish

  39. Don Cassi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose starts creamy, nutty, with caramel, dried fruits, some maple syrup, ginger and marzipan. Add some spices and a touch of tobacco, great!

    Nice and full in the mouth, more dried fruit, some chocolate and wood.

    Lots of chocolate on the finish, dried fruits, some tobacco and bitter almonds.
    Length: 5/10

    All in all a great, drinkable, relatively dark malt and the logical progression of the 12er.

    Rating: B+

  40. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose has a winy and well sherried profile with notes of chocolate, dark raisins and black pepper.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is very sweet and has a nice oakiness followed by beautiful hints of dark chocolate, dark fruits and spices.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium lenght and has a very chocolatey profile with a touch of vanilla and oakiness.

  41. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In the context of a blind tasting (comparison of 15y sherry whiskys) the winner and due to its Glenallachie characteristics also "unmasked" prematurely
    • Nose
      Amarena cherries, sherry, raisins. If you like that, this is the right place for you!
    • Taste
      Old balsamic vinegar, sherry, slightly astringent, leather

  43. MLE scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  45. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  46. Svjatogor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    n: pure sherry, intense & full, fruits, dark & deep, sweet, butter, nuts, wood, black tea, apples, fruit compote, redberries, white chocolate, hint of caramel
    t: sherry, full, sweet, fruits, fruit compote
    a: sherry, wood, nuts, hazelnuts, almonds

  47. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lovely sherried dram with a distinct orange note that stands out on the nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  48. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    March 2021:
    Glenallachie 15y VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 2 VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 3 VS
    Glenallachie 10y Cask Strength Batch 4

    first of all i must say that i am a bit preoccupied after buying a bottle of the 12 year old, which was my biggest disappointment in 2020. making the bottle empty was a real struggle for me. there is this bitter wood note which annoys me so much. tastes as if 8th fill casks have been used.

    especially after it has been hyped quite a bit i was a bit confused how people could enjoy this stuff that much. i asked myself if there was somethin wrong with me? it was almost a whisky identity crisis... eventually the bottle ended as a mixer for highballs, which was quite ok :)

    but back to the actual match today. the cask strengths and the 15y old battle of allachies. starting with the 15y it is a massive upgrade to the 12y standard bottling. it shows very elegant and ripe notes for its age. could be at least 3 years older in my opinion. if there wouldnt be this bitter thing in the middle of the palate, this would be a 87-88 whisky for me. now i´m wondering if it is maybe the distillery character and not a virgin oak or overused cask i am talking about here?

    cask strength batch 2 was a big disappointment for me today. very grainy and this bitter note i already mentioned before was very dominant. it almost hurts when i taste it. reminds me of the dark times with the 12 year old. i mean, am i the only one getting this?

    cask strength batch 3 was my absolute favorite of the evening. everything very rounded. the sherry ifluence is much stronger here, but still leaves some air for the actual spirit to show its character. rather sweet and very rounded. nice stuff.

    batch 4, unfortunately, shows more similarities to batch 2 (bad batch) than to batch 3 (good batch). these unrounded grain notes combined with this bitter thingy which i dislike makes the whole experience rather challenging, but not in a good way. the sherry influence helps it a bit. still, not my thing.

    all in all a very interesting but rather disappointing experience to be honest. i hope that one day i will try a glenallachie who does not shows me this bitter and dry thing which annoys me so much. batch 3 already goes in a nice direction, but i think (or actually hope) there is more :)
    • Nose
      87 87
      light and delicate, fresh nuts, red fruit but not on the dry side, semolina pudding. very elegant. no aggressiveness or anything disturbing to find here. hints of oak show themselfs in the back. after some time heavier nutnotes pop up. maybe some hay? comforting. after some time some leather comes thorugh. milk chocolate and very ripe fruits. molasses.
    • Taste
      82 82
      beautiful texture, light and crisp on the palate. it has something which already annoyed me with the 12 year old. i thought that it was the virgin oak, but in the 15 year old there shouldnt be any (right?). it somehow stings my brain a bit... if it would be possible to leave out this bitter dry wood note, it would be a wonderful dram for me.
    • Finish
      82 82
      the finish is a bit harsh when compared to the palate and nose. still, rather longlasting with ginger and dry oak. when compared to the CS batch 2 or 4, the funny thing is that this bitter part comes in the middle of the palate and then disappears. so there isnt any in the finish.

  49. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Not only this 15er with its dark color and its voluminous sherry influence reveals that Glenallachie has long since become a serious distillery in the field of spicy sherry barrel whiskys. A standard repertoire that includes such a whisky is a very clear message to the classic representatives of these whiskys such as Aberlour, Glendronach and the like and says a lot about the quality of their casks. It will be interesting to see what other drops will come out of this still.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Heavy spice and sweetness, pleasant and strong sherry influence. Oak in the nose still cautious and discreet (its hour comes on the tongue).
    • Taste
      89 89
      Hearty oak that makes the whisky dry and nutty. Walnut flavors develop. Strong.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pleasant and of medium length, but not as long as it suggests on the tongue.

  50. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  51. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-24-2019.

  52. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  53. McMoulis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  54. SpringBarley scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    i normally have my problems with the GlenAllachie taste. too much on the sour side..
    BUT after having this bottle half full for about 3 months, this stuff advanced into a better direction for me. the cork is NOT sitting super tight, i'll have to change the actual one to beware of more oxydisation. i have to add two points from my last rating. for a 50 Euro bottle this is something. i love the nose. good, fresh oak makes the taste a special sherry bomb for me
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  55. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  56. Kensay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In direct comparison, it lost to 12 years old. Too dry and woody
    • Nose
      86 86
      Salted prunes, attic dust, wax and sherry
    • Taste
      83 83
      Lemon and dry wood with pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry, woody, some spice

  57. Dyno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    went down pretty quick, very quaffable. enjoyed it very much.
    best on it's own, suffered a little bit in a flight with it's peers

  58. Glenladdie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  60. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

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

  61. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Try it in the blender glass
    A very good standard, simple, but good for the PLV. Reminds me of a mixture of GlenDronach 12 and 18 light.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Extremely pleasing, tasty PX sweetness, slightly sour fruit, slightly nutty, but everything is already well balanced and round. The alcohol is well integrated, as it should be in a city of 46 percent. In the background, spices come after cinnamon.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Also here very round, a lot of sweetness, then slightly woody and then a suitable acidity. Not a lot of depth, but you can hardly expect that with the key data.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is rather short, but there is still some pleasant wood sweetness stuck to the palate.

  62. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, medium intensity, jam-filled caramel, tutti frutti gummies, sweet and sour berry jam, red fortified wine. Further, the already heavier woody aromas, moist rotten forest stump, dried mushrooms, coffee, chocolate, notes of bittersweet herbal liqueur.

    Taste: sweet, tannic, dark raisins, dates, figs, slightly tingling red peppers, sweet herbal liqueur, dark chocolate, orange peel.

    Finish: medium length, spices, raisins, herbal tea, tree bark, orange candies, caramelized zest.

    Score: 87

    Bottom line: a very good sherry fifteen-year-old, a lot of wine influence, but not so much wood, the finish is a bit disastrous for me, somehow indistinct against the background of everything else, although it does not spoil the overall impression. Candy liqueur whisky, candies and caramels come to mind at all stages.
    Decent and memorable malt,

  63. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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)

  64. Mapl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant companion / drinking whisky. Not a whisky that you put in the cellar for 20 years, but when the bottle is empty you might buy it again.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  65. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  66. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/loose-ends-summer-2020/

    As I remember it, when Billy Walker’s Glenallachie launch occurred in 2018, only the 10, 12, and 18yo were available [alongside a CS version of the 10, perhaps]. This is the first time I’ve tried the 15yo, compliments of Charlie.

    N: Being very sweet – raisin, fig & date-sweet – with a rubbery vanilla boing to start, is it a great surprise that there is a close similarity between this and the Glendronach Revival [post-2015] – both whiskies being matured in PX & oloroso casks in this, the ‘seasoned sherry cask era’ we find ourselves in?

    T: Juicy syrup-sweet and somewhat cask-astringent, this is aged-yet-fresh juice, though with a softer cask sponge middle.

    F: You can’t get away from this one’s ‘engineered’ modern situation, but tasty it be, and there’s plenty to like. Continues along the lines of sweet syrup to caramel to coffee and a touch of tobacco to herbal resins with sweet sticky mouthfeel as a keep-sake.

    C: No point comparing this to St Magdalene, Coleburn, or North Port [WLP]. All we need do is embrace and appreciate what we have now – enjoyable modern whisky that will give fans a dilemma: whether to buy this or the Revival – or perhaps both?!

  67. robse211 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  68. Islay1815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  69. Odinson scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  70. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  71. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  72. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  73. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nothing for me
    a simple solid malt
    where is the influence of the sherry barrel?
    the nose is OK but the rest cannot keep up
    • Nose
      starts thin, pears, sweetness, neat malt, jelly bananas !!, slightly flowery (violet?) - soap / perfume, slightly more nutty, bananas, slightly oak
      later: light and gentle sherry, pencil (wood + graphite), raspberry
    • Taste
      oily, full and strong on the palate
      Oak, spicy, slightly dark caramel, chocolate so 55-60%, late sherry, slightly red berry is more
      later light ash, banana
    • Finish
      medium long
      Oak, bitter, light berries, spicy

  74. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Don't believe the hype! This spirit was made for the blend industry. A 20 months finish in sherry cask cannot work wonders.
    • Nose
      86 86
      sherry, raisins, dark grapes, caramel, peach, apricot, plums, gravy, nutmeg. This is an interesting nose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Quite thin! Sweet and sour. Beside the aromas from the nose, i can find oak wood, pepper, tobacco, coffee, liquorice, nuts. It's not bad at all, but it seems engineered to me, not balanced.
    • Finish
      82 82
      More on the short side. Orange, chocolate, coffee, raisins. Quite sour.

  75. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Finally there is a sensible importer in Austria, so you had to try it.

    Color: dark amber
    • Nose
      Kletzenbrot, raisins, chocolate, orange zest, vanilla
    • Taste
      Kletzenbrot, mint, nuts, raisins, vanilla
    • Finish
      medium length, dried fruit, vanilla, chocolate, orange

  76. RobbievdB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It’s a solid GlenAllachie, but I believe this 15yo relies more on the casks rather than the distillate. It’s full on raisins, dried forest fruits, treacle, chocolates and Christmas spices. Nice whisky but I like the 12yo better, especially looking at the price difference making the 12yo a steal for the quality it delivers.

  77. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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

  78. domani scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Extremely easy to drink and light but the sherry notes seem very fake. Basically, it is a one-dimensional blend of flavors spiced up with a little spice - 06/11/2020
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sherry tones that appear artificial and artificial, berries, sometimes a little sour, raisins, spicy, herbs, lovage, some toffee, wine gum
    • Taste
      85 85
      Rich sherry aromas, spicy-aromatic, minimally peppery, very soft and light, oak aroma, licorice
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length

  79. rogiervanderplas scored this whisky 67 points Member Junior

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

  80. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  81. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Sweet with some dried fruit, the sherry finish comes into its own. The fruits are slightly sour. Cedarwood, toffee and a hint of milk chocolate follow. I notice spices and tobacco in the background.

    Taste:
    Raisins and ripe plums are immediately noticeable in the mouth, the European oak has also left its mark and it immediately becomes woody and dry with a lot of oak spice. A little orange zest flashes. Fine roasted aromas and a little leather and nut follow.

    Outlet:
    A creamy medium length finish with dry oak and chocolate.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  82. Simson scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    decent sherry whisky, you need more than one try to fully grasp it though...

  83. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  84. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  85. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Darker red fruits, toffee, ripe apples, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, caramel, light acidity
    • Taste
      Quite juicy and here too you can find the notes from before. At the back it becomes spicy and sweet in the finish.

  86. DramRol scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Really funky sour nose with dominant sherry notes, but still fresh, dried fruits, plums, fermented plums, chocolate, caramel, honey, toffee
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet arrival with spiciness on the background, mint, caramel
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium

  87. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Extremely cute. Clear PX sherry. Sticky dried figs. Mild on the tongue. Still sweet on the finish.

  88. IIIZIII scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2020.03.31
    • Nose
      Very conventional and ingratiating nose. Huge apple aroma, very sweet, fresh fruit driven with no or just a slight hint of tannins. The PX only gave sweetness to it. Despite the typical deep and thick px aroas, here, the result is very thin. Malty undertones.
    • Taste
      Fruity arrival, very subtle oakyness. Slightly dusty chocolate. Water prolongs it significantly.
    • Finish
      Nicely fading, mainly on those chocolate covered fruity aromas. Fairly short.

  89. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    meh.
    its nice but nothing special
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  90. 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.

  91. JimJaws scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good PLV. The 15 year old is vastly superior to the 12 year old whisky from the standard range. Nice sherry whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  92. 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

  93. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  94. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good price / performance ratio (gives +1 point here).
    Can you also give a beginner in the glass

  95. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    All in all a little too heavy on wood for me. Good 15 year old sherry standard in any case for the price.

  96. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  97. Stef89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I like it. A beautiful standard with an exceptional taste profile, but not overloaded. You can buy a bottle. I think there is still a lot to discover.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very spicy notes come through. It comes out of the glass, slightly musty. Some wet forest floor comes through. Only now do the typical aromas like raisins flash through. Rather sultanas. They are drier. Some tobacco resonates.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Here it looks fresher. Not much left of the muff. The fruits have also moved into the background. The tobacco notes become stronger and leather joins them.
      Chocolate, espresso, little bitterness but nice wood notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is not that long and a bit peppery. A little bit of bitterness resonates and it becomes a bit sticky on the palate. Here, for the first time, some alcohol appears.

  98. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Divisive. Good value for money, but it will be thin quickly after the start.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Citruses, green apple yoghurt, forest fruits and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful. Big dose of pepper at first, followed by raisin, orange peel, forest fruits and wood.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, warm, spicy, fruity.

  99. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, marzipan and apple. With water cashew.
    • Taste
      Hazelnut, caramel, apple, strawberry and spice
    • Finish
      Hazelnut, almond, caramel and apple

  100. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sherry, spicy.
    Ripe, round.
    There is this beautiful sweetness with wood and vanilla.
    Really good.

  101. Andy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  102. MrNachbar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  103. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice standard with pronounced Sherrynote on the less sweet-fruity but rather sour / tart side. Overall delicious and successful. The finish is slightly off nose / taste.
    • Nose
      87 87
      clearly sherry; dark fruity (slightly acidic); raisins; Caramel; spices; Hints of orange peel; some spicy oak in the background
    • Taste
      87 87
      balanced in the start; subtle sweetness; raisins; strong sherynots; Chocolate; increasingly a pleasant pepperiness arises; spices; Woody (not bitter) oak note joins
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweet and sour note; a woody herb-spicy oak note remains; dark chocolate; some coffee

  104. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  105. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  106. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It's not going to be easy to be objective here. It is interesting from the PLV point of view and for beginners from two sides. On the one hand, it brings many flavors to the front without being expensive. On the other hand, it has a nice color with enough texture to become a friend. But, .. the comparison with the 25 exposed the 15 extremely. Because the 15 already looks a bit strange on the nose. The slightly one-dimensional sherry note comes across almost synthetic. The PX sweetness is more dominant than the Oloroso fruit note. Here someone has put on the PX sherry board. Rather direction mass compatible. Sorry
    • Nose
      So really an aha effect when pouring. Wow. Somewhat light, "sweet" chocolate and strong and very sweet grape notes come through. Minimal toffee and ... unfortunately, only "light" fruit notes. But a great nose!
    • Taste
      This 15er had seen European oak for a long time and that without a doubt, because the mouth area immediately fills with a woody flavor that is very dominant, but is not bitter. Also a PX liquorice comes through with a light leather saddle. It's perfectly alright. After the spiciness comes a tour of the Christmas market. Also, and even a little nutty, it goes over into the finish.
      That saved him the 84 points. ;)
    • Finish
      The farewell is medium to normal and is really ok for this price. So the PLV is really good. Because here you get a standard whisky at a higher level. Well, I definitely have fond memories of it. Respect to Glenallachie. The 15 is the reparation for the sometimes weird pricing policy.
      A big thank you to André for the big sample.

  107. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  108. rampah scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  109. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  110. PX-Michl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  111. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Sherry notes, orange, tart fruit notes, cinnamon

    taste
    Sweet, creamy, spicy, decent spicy oak, dark chocolate, strong, somewhat tingling, banana, orange, slightly spicy ginger

    finish
    Medium length, wood spice, orange, chocolate

  112. Quercus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  113. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Billy Walker has aroused great expectations with this filling in advance and builds on Glendronach's success so far, at least in terms of color and key data. The taste of the 15er still has potential up, or should I finally get Glendronach out of my head? Not easy...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, slightly acidic, restrained caramel and a hint of sherry on first crawling. It is followed by ripe plums and dark grapes, some birch wood and light floral notes that are more in the second row. The whisky looks fresh and alive, without the alcohol would sting. Even the sweetness is restrained and does not seem intrusive. She goes in the direction of toffee / honey / vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The start is surprisingly strong and oily, some wood and bitter notes, before a warming honey sweetness comes over. It is followed by fresh mint and a tingling sensation on the palate. There is toffee and honey as well as soft sherry and orange, walnuts and rosemary. I can not (yet) define a clear taste.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the beginning, slight bitterness notes that quickly turn into a tingling palate and leave herbaceous notes and a fine toffee taste. The mint is invigorating, almost peppery and offers a medium to long finish.

  114. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  115. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  116. 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.

  117. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  118. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      After all, some Glenallachie whiskys I would say, which is typical in the smell. Clear, very fragrant, sweet sherry, with a typical extra vanilla note. Is already known from the 10 CS. In its distinct fruitiness, I would rather classify it with orange and fresh apricot, I really have raisins if only very little in the nose. Sugar, fresh cereals and a little spice are gradually followed by chocolate bons, which also get stuck with me!
      Addendum: the empty glass smells more like raisins.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate, it is clearly darker than expected right at the start, matching the color. Strong sherry notes with charming balanced spice and depth. Right at the start you have oranges that turn into coffee and dark chocolate afterwards. The alcohol is perfectly balanced. The vanilla can also be heard here again and again and makes it a very tasty whisky. Overall, very catchy and uncomplicated, aromatic and an active wood note. The body could be a bit more intense, but at 46% that fits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish remains a typical sherry whisky feel with coffee notes, some wood and sweetness. The finish is pleasant and medium length. Fits the whole structure of the whisky.

  119. Amsterdam scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Hype hype hype. This is no way coming close to 90 pnts. It's a simple but nice whisky. Nothing more nothing less.

  120. angielondonct scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Once more, I’m very happy to be the first person to review a new whisky and to post it online.
    Follow my instagram for daily reviews on #mydrinkingadventure

    ????Glenallachie 15 y/o
    ????Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    ????46% abv
    ????Matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished for 20 months in ex-PX and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads
    ????Non-chill filtered & natural colour
    ????Master distiller: Billy Walker
    ????This is one of Glenallachie’s new core range ????

    Nose: Soft and sweet. Honey, butterscotch, oak, spice, caramel, raisins, dried apricots, vanilla

    Palate: Very expressive. Sweet spices, fruits (tropical, stone), oak, vanilla, nuts, raisins, a hint of toffee

    Finish: Medium. Rich and rounded. Oaky and spicy aftertaste.

    Comments: The retail price is £62
    Well balanced in general.
    Lots of aromas on the nose.
    Very influenced by the sherry cask with rich oak and sweet spices.

    Since Benriach group took the distillery over, Billy Walker has been working in new expressions. This whisky was just bourbon matured until he decided to give it that final sherry cask expression

    When I first tried a glenallachie whisky 2 years ago, I fall in love with its fruitiness and balanced aromas. This expression it’s not one of the fruitiest but it’s great with a different flavour profile
    It deserves 90/100 ????

  121. 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.”

    https://theglenallachie.com/release-of-the-glenallachie-15-year-old/

    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

    Interview with Juliette Buchan
    https://youtu.be/3-3Nuca36PM

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