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Overall rating
90.04/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
25.10.2005
Bottled
2019/2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
901037
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Hand-Filled at Glenallachie Distillery
Barcode
5060568321455
Added on
20 Sep 2019 5:37 pm by jstep83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.79

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2005

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Does not necessarily require water, but a few drops of water are recommended but only very little. Super dram.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Wow. Full force marzipan. Raisin plums and cinnamon. Dark berries and tobacco
    • Taste
      92 92
      Full of flavor with marzipan and dark chocolate. Plums dark fruits cinnamon and chocolate again. There is also a good portion of wood. With. Water also comes out of more leather and wood ... It tastes much older than it is
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and super pleasantly soft wood comes out even more

  2. Flou scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I haven't had any bad whisky from GlenAllachie in the glass so I'm curious to see what this 13-year-old hand filled Glenallachie from the first-fill sherry butt has to offer. The very dark color promises me a very intense barrel influence.

    In the nose, a powerful fruitiness dominates with cherries, blackberries, raisins and an aroma that reminds me a little of raspberry and Ahoyebraus powder. A few dashes of lemon juice provide a slight acidity that is wonderfully integrated. Dark nut chocolate is clearly noticeable, with a pinch of pepper and gingerbread spice and the wood from the oak barrel. However, the tart flavors only play a subordinate role. The fruitiness, which covers the spectrum from sour to heavy and boiled down, is the dominant part in combination with dark nut chocolate.

    In the mouth, the whisky is initially very strong and tingles violently on the tongue. This shows the 59.8% alcohol content. Chilli spiciness tingles on the tongue, peppery tingling spreads in the mouth, together with a fruitiness of preserved fruits and the lemon juice splashes. Then the spice load rolls up with a lot of pepper, gingerbread spice and dark chocolate. I need some water, the alcohol content is too high. I dilute down to about 55%. The sharpness in the mouth is now weakened. The GlenAllachie takes on the mouth area sweetly and fruity, the spiciness and the dark chocolate become stronger again and combines great with the raisins, boiled cherries and the light note of raspberry-Ahoy bra, which goes wonderfully with it.

    The finish is short to medium in length with a great combination of sweetness, fruit and spiciness. The sweetness is not as present as in the taste, the spiciness also brings dark chocolate with it, which develops in the direction of milk coffee. Hints of leather and tobacco are perceptible. Too bad that the finish suddenly disappeared so quickly ... I just had the aftertaste of raisins in my mouth sprinkled with pepper ... and now the quick finish tempts me to start the next sip.

    I really enjoyed a successful malt. Intense and powerful aromas from the sherry barrel, which harmonize well with each other. If you don't like these modern sherry bombs, you probably won't be completely happy here. These types of sherry whiskys have been in great demand lately. I personally miss the complexity and filigree notes of such fillings more and more. This is again a representative of the variety: "It is not the most complex whisky, but it does what it should be able to do really well and with full power."

    I get good 89/100 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Uisgebea scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    ...not really on the cheap side at 105 £ for a hand filled at he distillery but to me its worth the money. One of the best Glenallachie in this age class.
    its a typical fruity sherry bomb Speysider with the special distillery character. This was a really good cask.
    What I like about it is that it is steady from nose to finish.

    The level of alcohol gives it the right power and freshness that I prefer.

    For me a definite buy.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    balance (22)
    Well, but not the level of manual ... (88)
    • Nose
      Restrained cherry juice, pastries, plums, leather and varnish ... deeper mushrooms on an old tree. (22)
    • Taste
      Varnish, dried fruits, leather, cherries (22)
    • Finish
      Finish continues the taste (22)

  6. Varrek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Raisins, prunes, strong enough. The barrel got the better of the cleric, I'm not sure if I like it. The first vulture is quite sweet and stringy.
    Reveals after 20 minutes. Round, but still too sweet and luscious for me

  7. ipchrist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. P.K.S scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    I am reely impressed by this brand, this handfill is amazing stuff
    • Nose
      91 91
      Plums,cinnamand,pepper,rosins, sweet marsipan, oak, and some chilli in the back
    • Taste
      92 92
      Dark Plum a lot of it! Apricous, oak, some sweet honney, mix of pepper and chilli and oak spises, marzipan and oak
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long oak spisyness, and marzipan oily amazing mouth dryness with plums/ honney flaver

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    25-01-2020
    • Nose
      82 82
      sherry, honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      sherry, honey, red fruit, dark chocolate, raisins
    • Finish
      84 84
      sherry, honey, red fruit, dark chocolate, raisins

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