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Glenallachie 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
229
Whiskybase ID
WB139065
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
16.08.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & PX Sherry Hogsheads & Puncheons
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 16 08 19
Barcode
5060568321080
Added on
19 Sep 2019 5:28 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.50

26 × in wishlist

229 × member ratings

515 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

  2. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The Glenallachie 15 that I tried has the barcode: 5060568320960
    5cl sample. The nose is not mine. The taste is much better. I don't really need a whole bottle :)
    • Nose
      81 81
      Gin? The first time I smell it, I have an extremely strong note of juniper berries in my nose that I only know from gin. Then comes shower, glue, pineapple, citrus and a light vanilla bean
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy and sweet with nuts, caramel, chocolate sauce, light wood and cloves. Rather on the spicy side.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, sugar-cinnamon, slightly dry oak at the end

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dutch whisky forum virtual blind tasting 11 Sample 1.

    A sweet, fruity, easy going, friendly and appealing whisky. Possibly an ideal daily sipper. There's pretty complex flavours, but it's all so friendly, I'd almost wish for a bit more of a challenge. Scores around 86-87 points (based on the initial dram).

    Retasted it just now and it seems a little flatter and sharper in the finish. Still very tasty and pretty good value for money though (around €60 in NL).

    My initial guess: first fill sherry cask, 12 to 15 years old, abv 46% maximum (but probably even lower), a speysider (Aberlour/Balvenie?)... or something completely different of course.
    • Nose
      87 87
      a syrupy sweet and very friendly nose, candy shop, forest fruit jam, blueberry, blackberry, sour cherries, a little bit floral (lavender), toffee, some almonds, milk chocolate (praline).
    • Taste
      86 86
      creamy, sweet and fruity. Not very high in alcohol but damn tasty, dark and red fruits, blueberries, cherries, sweet tangerine, gumdrops, fudge, dark chocolate, coffee bitter, subtle wood spices like clove and sweetish pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long - quickly dissipating dark sweet fruits shifting into loads of dark chocolate and cocoa, ending with wood spices and a little espresso note. The latter notes linger pretty long.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind at Hetwhiskyforum blind tasting #11
    • Nose
      87 87
      This looks like a savory sherry ripened whisky. Many spices such as cardamom, old spice and five spice.
      With some time and air, chocolate comes up and that dominates considerably.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Indeed a full sherry mouth, but one with a lot of chocolate and pure cocoa influences.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Relative average length. The sherry influences continue to predominate. There is still some glue in the finish. Not disturbing, but recognizable.

  5. PX-Michl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. TheMisterT scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Fragrance: Vinegar, cherry, raspberry, vanilla, oak,
    Taste: wood, licorice, peppery, raisins
    Aftertaste: bitter, woody

  7. Stouby scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Tønden online tasting.
    Almost brown. Sweet fruit, very sweet, raisin, prune, light spicy. Good body. Nice.

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good depth of profile on show, but tastes a little manufactured to me, that is a hard one to describe bit it is almost like it has been deliberately dulled down?
    • Nose
      85 85
      Similar to the 12 just more of it, lots going on, stewed dark fruit, plum, redcurrant, blackcurrant with hints of white pepper and ginger
    • Taste
      84 84
      A little dry at first and not very sweet on sour fruits is my first impression.
      It does sweeten up and there is a little sulphur on show but the dark fruit sweetens up.
      There is a pudding fruit sweetness to this, the sweetness does
    • Finish
      84 84
      Quite long and full bodied

  10. SRB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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