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Overall rating
85.44/100
votes
168
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

€ 63.49

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168 × member ratings

356 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.44 points

  1. 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

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice dark fruity sherry whisky. The sherry dominates both in smell and taste, the predominant fruit is cherry. Oak is present, but rather subtle. The composition is underlined by a dark chocolate note.
    It is true that you definitely notice the deliberate sherry maturation with very active barrels, which looks a bit artificial and artificial, but a nice enjoyment of a fair priced whisky predominates. I would buy it again.

  6. HariboManson scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
      Intense woody, spices and strong missing notes.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Rich and full-bodied, ripe cherries, oily, woody, bitter herbs, slightly sour
    • Finish
      76 76
      Warm, dry, medium length

  7. Falang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Elegant strong nose with peach, caramel, touch of bitter. Taste is warm and complex with apricot, rhubarb and some brown sugar. Mediterranean vibe. Lovely long finish - warm, sandy, oily and some sweet nuts. Love this drink!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Elegant strong nose with a bit of an aggressive alcohol prickling! Sweet, peach, caramel, touch of bitter. Hint of flowers? Some vanilla at the back too...
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lovely dram - very enjoyable drink and every sip seems to open up a different layer of its complexity. I have a warm taste packed with apricot, rhubarb and some brown sugar. Warm drink - almost something Moroccan (don't know why I make that connection)... Tones of sherry. Lovely!
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long finish with tobacco, nuts and oil and some old wood. A warm aftertaste that is full and slowly dies out (leaves the mouth dry after a while). Lovely!

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    24-09-2020
    • Nose
      83 83
      sherry
    • Taste
      86 86
      sherry, red fruit, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      85 85
      sherry, red fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla

  9. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Deep red. Sherry all the way.

    Nose: Huge sherry. Wine more than raisin. Butterscotch, fresh fruits.

    Palate: A bit sour, very sweet, cinnamon, sherry, creamy vanilla, malt sugar, oily.

    Finish: Tart wine notes, vanilla, malt sugar, spice.

    Overall: Enormous sherry bomb but different to any others I have had, very vinous, tart, as well as super sweet and creamy.

  10. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky, very good on the nose, a little less on the palate
    • Nose
      Aroma of ripe fruit, raisins, chocolate, cream
    • Taste
      On the palate the body is slightly dry, not very sweet, spicy, with notes of unripe fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium, fruity finish

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