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Glenallachie 2006

Overall rating
87.11/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for Europe - Batch 2
Vintage
18.05.2006
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
PX Puncheon
Casknumber
4522
Number of bottles
703
Strength
60.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568321400
Bottled for
Europe Exclusive
Added on
08 Nov 2019 9:51 am by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.99

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39 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2006

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.11 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    In direct comparison with the 2007 Oloroso Cask #4573.

    Both very similar and sweet, so what were the biggest differences? On the nose, the Oloroso showed me more nuttiness, a bigger acidity and a heavier attack. The PX was definitely the more sugary whisky. On the palate, it's not about the notes but the mouthfeel. In which the Oloroso is a lot hotter and more dry compared to the PX. A little too dry for my taste. Oloroso wins on the nose, PX does that on the palate. No clear favourite but I'm leaning a little more to the PX. A 50/50 blend actually works very well! All in all two good whiskies at their respectable ages, with subtle differences.
    • Nose
      In your face sweet sherry and.. Bourbon? Quite woody indeed. Fruit and lots of sweetness upfront with dried apricot, orange zest, raisin, cherry and blueberry. Then white chocolate, custard, caramel, nougat and sugar cane. Further on vanilla, oak, roast almond and paprika. Tiger balm (or mint) and banana liqueur spring to mind too. Very wood driven, to the point I think about bourbon. And it's been a while since I've had any. Further on nothing faulty, just good sherry notes with a cooling mint/tigerbalm note that I like.
    • Taste
      Mouth covering and with its high ABV pretty sharp. Very sweet and also dry like an oloroso. Fruits and sweetness play a big role once again. Orange, apple, apricot, blueberry, raisin and fig. After that caramel, dark chocolate, nougat and demerara sugar.
      Also some roast almond, peanut, cinnamon, licorice, coffee and mint. A fierce and tasty one, not directly recognizable as a PX maturation although sweeter than most sherried whiskies. This can handle quite a splash of water without disintegrating. I liked it better after some drops.
    • Finish
      Long and very drying. Assorted chocolate, orange marmalade, cookie dough and espresso.

  2. TheKnight scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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