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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
23
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
08.10.2004
Bottled
05.06.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
PX Hogshead
Casknumber
4131
Number of bottles
314
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568320984
Added on
13 Oct 2019 10:50 am by Raja Harfouche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106,72

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2004

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    My second Glenallachie. Again no 25er, again no 1989er or 1990er Single Cask, but a "only" 14 year old PX Single Cask. A very interesting bottling that does not have to hide behind peer Glenfarclas Family Casks. In comparison, if I use a Glenfarclas 2002 Cask 3770 that costs double, I have to say that he can not "do twice as much" as this one. For me a very successful bottling, in which Billy Walker has once again proven a good knack in the barrel selection. From me 91 points and a clear buy recommendation (y
    • Nose
      An eerie sweetness exudes throughout the room. Here, the PX Hogshead has done a decent job. Normally, I prefer Oloroso bottlings, but this one smells very good. After a few minutes, red fruits such as cherries, blackberries and sultanas are added. Candied sugar, a hint of menthol and very soft hints of (fresh) wood and light chocolate alternate. The alcohol is well integrated, does not sting and does not give the said cooling sensation in the nose. With water: everything becomes something "softer" and set. The fruitiness is even stronger and the alcohol is no longer felt.
    • Taste
      The 58.6% do not push as wildly as expected. More creamy and oily, the Glenallachie is on the tongue. The sweetness of the nose continues on the palate wonderfully. In the mouth he is clearly "adult" than in the nose. To the said ronte fruits I now have a touch of espresso and dark dark chocolate, a touch of spices completes this wonderfully fruity-sweet-chocolaty taste symphony. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated and carries the flavors very well. With water, the whole thing is a little finer, softer and more pleasing. No miss notes, a pure PX as it should be.
    • Finish
      Glenallachie glides down the throat wonderfully and leaves a pleasant, warm feeling. Even now, the sweet flavors still dominate, with the cherries and raisins speaking again. Slowly, the mouthfeel gets a little drier and you have the taste of a fresh wooden barrel that Eder has ordered to do a post-maturing experiment (anyone who has ever ordered such a keg knows what I am talking about). The finish is medium long. For a longer finish he probably just lacks the age, but that does not mean that this finish would not be good.

  2. 11insomnium scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Restrained at first after pouring. Later, beautiful floral notes come through, whereby the fruitiness is not too dominant. In the mouth, he can not keep what he promises in the nose.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity sherry, dark dried fruit, flowery vanilla, spices, after a while also full and aromatic
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity, strong, spicy, sherry
    • Finish
      Dryness, fruit and sweetness, spice and oak

  3. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    The color of the whisky can be classified between copper and terracotta. In short, the malt can be described with wine gums, chocolate and red sweet fruits. The Pedro Ximénez barrel shows a "knowledge" influence on the result.
    • Nose
      89 89
      I've rarely had a sweeter malt. Already on the nose, it impresses with extremely sweet red fruits, licorice and sugar syrup. Even though sugar is odorless, I cannot define it as honey. However, there is still a very present spice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Due to the cask thickness, the whisky pinches a little in the mouth. The extreme sweetness really covers everything here. A little chocolate can be seen in the background. Very intense, but not very complex, which is not surprising.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Again extremely sweet, so that almost nothing else can be seen. Overall, full-bodied.

  4. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted competition.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Andy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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