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Overall rating
85.43/100
votes
118
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

€ 63,12

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118 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.43 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. Satan Claws scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Juniper of the same strength in the nose as in the gin, then sherry. Not very impressive.
    Much better on the tongue, spicy woody sherry note.
    Mediocre finish, is not remembered.
    Tried a 50 cl sample, I don't need the whole bottle.

  5. aksm_be scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Billy Walker did a very good job here. However, for my eyes it does not come close to Glendronach 15, which I feel is much more intense and full. The Glenallachie 15 is undoubtedly one of the sherry bombs from the house. Unfortunately, the Caskfinish series such as Moscatel, Madeira, PX, Port, Rye etc. cannot keep up. If you want to try Glenallachie with good PLV, I clearly recommend the 15er.
    • Nose
      Sweet raisins, butterscotch and cinnamon. Full of elegant sherry.
    • Taste
      Similar to the smell with an oiliness and spiciness that really impresses
    • Finish
      Orange zest and dark chocolate, espresso and delicate oak

  7. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. MacFry scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Raisins, raisins, raisins ... salt caramel and sweet oak behind. If you smell it, overripe banana pairs with dark chocolate. Opened with dry sherry, orange and dark chocolate notes. Picks something on the tongue at the beginning. Appeals like fresh sourdough and nuts. Long oaky and sweet sherry finish ... Crass, rich color!

  9. Likudi scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

  10. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The whisky does well at this strength, with the exception of the finish which doesn't seem to sustain; a whisky for those who like sherry but like to keep the finish clean and to the point
    • Nose
      84 84
      old wooden furniture, a bit sweaty, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      very strong and tannic for just 46% - dried vine fruits and dark cherries and a slight spice
    • Finish
      80 80
      only the spirit and some herbal bitterness stay around; the rest seems to fall off a cliff

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