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
Bottle code
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

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.39 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. Ep126 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Fruity and very intense! Cant understand the 70s or 80s......Points rating!

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very intense color after "only" 10 years.
    Very appetizing.

    It has a very pleasant aroma.
    Not so much the fruitiness, but rather the wood aromas.
    After a few minutes in the glass, it becomes a little more spicy.
    But everything is very round and soft.

    The taste of the vanilla immediately
    almost like vanilla sugar.
    Wonderfully sweet in the mouth, ... and then turning into a spiciness.
    The wood is a bit bitter, but not uncomfortable.

    Very easy to drink.
    Very good.

  4. tribe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Wum scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Conclusion: This whisky tasted very good to me. It does not overwhelm and still offers all kinds of flavors and fun. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Seasoning, pineapple, lots of fruit, light vanilla sweetness, red cherry
    • Taste
      Pineapple, fruit acid, oak, vanilla, delicious
    • Finish
      not too long and pleasantly round

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Usl1978 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    It's easy to drink. Suitable for summer but not more. A bit too wine-heavy.
    I am missing something but overall it is drinkable.
    Glenallachie remains very interesting.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Svarttt scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. Reakwoon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Due to the wine finish, this malt tastes a bit watery. A higher alcohol content or a bottling in cask strength would give the whisky the necessary “kick”. Still a fairly acceptable GlenAllachie.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    After I'm a fan of the standard 15 and I also like Marsala, I tried this Glenallachie. I don't know what to say. At first there was only malt in the nose, which indicates a worn out hogshead. The taste was similar to me, there was almost no finish. Very disappointing for me, there are much better for the price (15 Glenallachie, Glendronach 15, Tamdhu 12, 15 to name just a few ...)
    • Nose
      A hint of green apple & fresh mint ... subtly malty
    • Taste
      A little honey and still fresh minty.
    • Finish
      Extremely short with malt ...


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