Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
10 years old
Marsala Wood Finish
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Clubflasche Whisky.de 2019/2020
Added on
05 Sep 2019 9:45 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 60,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.21 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2019] The last whisky.de club bottles were not to my liking because they all focussed on modern (to me non-whisky) profiles either extremely wood-driven, sulphur-spoiled sherry or drowned in winey flavours - so is this another "winesky"?

    Yep, this is high-proof wine in a whisky bottle. Strong flavours and impressions but all originate from the Marsala finish, the Glenallachie completely drowned in the wine (if it owned any flavours at all before the finish, maybe this was a dead cask?). A dram that is not needed in the single malt whisky category, go and sell it as a cocktail...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is very dark for a 10-years old wine-finished dram which promises rather a wine than a whisky. And that is exactly what the nose delivers, I guess a high-proof Marsala wine will smell this way. Where is the whisky? Was there any whisky at all? If so it is completely killed by the wine flavours. Do not get me wrong, I like this smell (the same way I like the nose of good wines) but not when I am in the mood of tasting a single malt whisky...
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is full of sour-sweet winey flavours with punchy alcohols and I wonder if I can create the same result when blending a bottle of Marsala wine with high-proof industrial alcohol. After some chewing bitter wooden notes are released, at least - but where is the malt? Again, was there any malt at all? This certainly is not whisky (according to my taste buds) but it is drinkable, no doubt.
    • Finish
      79 79
      The wine arrives neither warming nor coating on the palate, actually the mouthfeel is close to non-existent. The finish is short and adds no new impressions but a minor drying feeling (cold copper) towards the end. Water is not needed as it just flattens everything but releases drying-astringent bitter wooden notes.

  2. matts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Character: One filling with two faces. On the one hand, sweet and fruity with notes of jam, on the other hand woody, tart and bitter. Not really harmoniously interwoven but rather with every sip anew iridescent. Only in the last half of the finish are the bitter aromas clear. Oak wood and bitter herbs should be liked accordingly. By the latent subliminal fruity tingle I am inclined to say "like the Beaujolais or the young Bardolino among the whiskys".
    Review: A very delicious GlenAllachie, which can be slurled away uncomplicated. The good drinking flow is almost impressive. In the Resumée no bottling, which one must necessarily have as a large bottle, but a not so wrong "club" botching. Would I have bought this bottling "just like that" at this price? No. From me there are in the interim conclusion after three evenings and good 10cl solid 83 points. By the way, in a direct comparison, the 12er personally tells me something more.
    • Nose
      The first impression is sweetish-fruity and comparatively light. Sweet floury red apples initially dominate the nose. Bordering on must and stirred with berry porridge. A slight tingling sensation is noticeable in the nose. The kind of exotic fruit that sparkles like a mixture of passion fruit, slightly soaked mango, lime peel and ginger. Then the vain keynote returns to the foreground. The sweetness is gaining in intensity. Like warm, soft red gummy bears. Rooted, but quite lively, oak and herbs drive their spicy interplay. Overall, a very tasty nose.
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy and surprisingly spicy, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. From the beginning there is also an enormous fruit sweetness present, but to my surprise the austere oak immediately shows its distinctive woody face. Somewhat gruff and with an impact towards sandalwood she joins with ginger, pepper and slightly bitter-looking herbs. Sorrel and slightly grumpy rocket flashing through. Only the second sip promotes the expected sweetness and jam-like fruitiness. But not less intense. The mouthfeel and the intensity fit in any case. Ripe peaches, overripe apples, muddy wild strawberries, gooseberries and redcurrants make the program. Only gradually does the oak-dominated, harsh side prevail again. Oakwood, sandalwood, this pronounced herb bitterness and increasingly almonds ring in the finish, accompanied by tart orange zest.
    • Finish
      The finish is longer than average and thus longer than expected. There is no real flavor anymore, but the jam-like sweetness leaves a lasting footprint. At first very intense, she takes a back seat very quickly and quite coherently leaves the limelight to the austere, rather young to medium-old oak wood. The finish is also permeated with a clear herbal and almond bitterness, and until the end a few ginger flares out again and again. Finally, a slightly dusty feeling on the tongue comes in: as if someone had sprinkled a small pinch of cinnamon on his tongue.

  3. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    He will probably not overwhelm anyone. Pleasant, easy to drink. The barrel finish I like and tastes good. But unfortunately not very dominant. All flavors are blurred slightly. If I go out my other easy-drinking whiskys would be the one to buy. But that will probably be so far next September. .))
    • Nose
      85 85
      Not very pushy in the nose. Pleasant sweet, slightly refreshing note. Red fruits come through.
      Red apples, strawberries. Everything seems somehow harmonious for me. But he is not spectacular.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft, slightly oily. Subtle spicy sharpness is in it. The red fruits and the sweet ones stay. There are also exotic fruits such as mango, pineapple and peach. Back out the oak comes through again. Easily drinkable, not very complex whisky.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short, slightly bitter after chocolate. But it fades pretty fast. Only the sweetness stays a little longer.

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked it surprisingly
    so easydrinking
    I do not know if I would buy a bottle
    • Nose
      starts behave, sweetness comes strong and remains, a lot of dark and red fruit, slightly vanilla, floury apple is more, slightly cinnamon / gingerbread
    • Taste
      full and oily on the palate
      a lot of dark fruit / berries (so berries), peach, slightly spicy, sweetness comes, Eicht pushes through, becomes bitter
    • Finish
      red berries, sweetness and oak become more and more, a spiciness is so peppery

  5. serpensortia scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Too bad; disappointing for me. Quite flat and boring, with a patched finish.

    But he has no miss notes, so at least slightly drinkable.
    • Nose
      75 75
      First, raspberries are clearly noticeable, later impressions of chili, mint and apple are added.

      In sum, the nose is unfortunately rather flat.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Sweet tingling.
      A few berries in the first moment. It then develops sour and gives an impression of effervescent powder. Besides, still strangely bitter. No taste that can be described as consistent.

      Overall, he is also a bit watery; at the same time a little sharply from the feeling of drinking.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Very very short.

      Bittersweet and rather negligible.


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