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Glenallachie 2007

Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for Europe - Batch 2
Vintage
30.05.2007
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Puncheon
Casknumber
4573
Number of bottles
704
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
5060568321417
Bottled for
Europe Exclusive
Added on
08 Nov 2019 10:26 am by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.15

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2007

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. god666 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Quite strong dram, but still soft and smooth. Alcohol is good integrated. Very fruity, intensive flavours and taste. Well balanced, and good complexity. Very nice dram with a nice a long finish.
    Typical Oloroso barrel flavor and taste :-)

    If 61.2 % Vol is to strong for you, add some water.
    The whisky get much shmoother, but still keep the intensive flavor and taste :-)

  2. Flou scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    With a wonderfully dark mahogany wood color with a red cast, the whisky lies in the glass and makes you want to taste it.

    In the nose I immediately have a very strong and heavy sweetness and fruitiness. Rum raisins, dates, dark cherries and a hint of orange. Everything is boiled down, then poured honey and sprinkled with pepper and some cinnamon. The tannins from the Oloroso barrel lie gently on top. I have associations with dark grape-nut chocolate and perceive a slight glue note like I find in bourbon. Fortunately, however, so discreet that it does not interfere. This adhesive note is one of the reasons why I never found access to the bourbon. But here I have the impression that I have put a splash of Blanton's gold into the whisky. Overall, the whisky looks too charged. I'm a friend of strong flavors, but that's a bit much. As a result, the complexity is somewhat lost. But with 12 years of maturity, you can't expect too much complexity anyway. With a few drops of water, the whisky loses intensity, the orange becomes a little clearer and the whisky is no longer as heavy, but becomes a little fresher with more citrus flavors.

    In the mouth, the whisky is very creamy and strong at the same time. 61.2% alcohol has an enormous power and this whisky shows that. But the alcohol is well integrated, but brings some hot ginger on the tongue. First, however, this incredible sweetness spreads, reminiscent of maple syrup. The raisins and dates accompany the sweetness, then it becomes peppery and a little spicy. The tannins from the Oloroso barrel are there, but not overly strong or bitter. A dark chocolate completes the whole thing. Very tasty in the mouth, I like the whisky!

    The finish is sweet with forest honey, pepper, dates and raisins. The tannins integrate well and form an important counterpoint to the sweetness so that it does not become too much of a good thing. The mouth becomes drier slowly, the ginger leaves some of its spiciness and all flavors bow to the dominant sweetness and fruitiness. I would describe the finish as medium.

    So far I haven't had any bad whisky in my mouth from GlenAllachie. What Billy Walker is doing is just good! But nobody has ever knocked me out of my socks. Not this whisky either.

    But it's still a great whisky and I'm getting more and more eager to try more of GlenAllachie. It was delicious!

    I therefore earned 88/100 points! And so the whisky plays for me in the top third of the 1st league, if you would transfer it to the football world :)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle
    a violent sherry board !!!
    not for tender
    the Oloroso barrel was too dominant for me here
    • Nose
      Bananas, raisins, hazel / walnut, sherry, dry woolen cloth, vanilla is coming
      with water: more vanilla, moist cardboard, red berries
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      good sherry and gets stronger, very nutty, really strong oak, espresso gets more, dark chocolate so 60%
      with water: red berries, soft, even more oak
    • Finish
      long
      tart, light banana, dark chocolate
      with water: light liquorice, more chocolate

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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