Glenallachie 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask for Europe - Batch 2
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Puncheon
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Europe Exclusive
Added on
08 Nov 2019 10:26 am by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 112.22

22 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2007

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. 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

  2. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    If you are in need of a quick Sunday afternoon dram, please skip this one. You will be disappointed; there is no such thing as "quick" about this whisky. The 1st dram I poured of this bottle was very closed, so I decided to write a review only after the 2nd one. Beautiful dark color by the way and I love the packing as well (not that this would make me decide to buy a bottle y/n).
    • Nose
      90 90
      This 2nd dram opens up after some real time in the glass (30 minutes or so) and more then a few drops of water. After time, some water and some hand-warming, the Oloroso starts to do its work: this is a wow erlebnis!
      Great sherry nose in combination with dark fruit and raisins; lots of it. Dark chocloate as well.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Water also tamed this sherry beast. Very oily and waxy. Strong sherry influences (but not a "glensherry"). Powerful and strong. Mild spices step to the front. Dark fruit and dark chocolate continues in the taste.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish, which I had not expected. Dark fruit and spices go hand in hand towards the end. In the final end, the spicy flavors win. Quite dry in the finish.

      Conclusion: this is just great. The 2nd positive experience with a single cask Glenallachie.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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
      tart, light banana, dark chocolate
      with water: light liquorice, more chocolate

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow Glenallachie single casks cannot convince me but somehow I’m always curious to try them as well. Luckily I was given a sample of this 2007 Oloroso single cask my Erik1908. I had to leave it for quite some time, at least 30-45 minutes. It needed this time to settle down for my taste but then the first impression is very good.
    • Nose
      This is a full-on, strong nose. It leaves you no doubt this is sherry cask matured. Quite an entrance! I get cranberry, walnut, laurel, dark brown sugar, dark roasted coffee beans, cocoa. It is dipped in heavy and ‘dark’ flavors.
    • Taste
      Heavy and dark flavors is what I get as well on the palate. Bitter & sweet & savory notes. Very thick and syrupy. Hazelnut, chocolate, espresso. Also there is quite some spiciness and spirit like flavors to it after a while.
    • Finish
      Not as long as one could expect when taking color and heavy, dark flavors in consideration. Also not very surprising. Cranberries, hazelnut, figs, sultana’s and cherry syrup.
      This is a typical ‘one dram a night whisky’. After this it is done for the receptors. Not sure what to think of it in total. It is definitely a modern day sherry maturation.

  5. 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 :-)

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Lakerfield scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In direct comparison with the 2006 PX Cask #4522.

    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
      This one's sweet too, although nuttier and darker. I definitely sense an overlap between these two including the bourbon resemblance. Apricot, orange zest, raisin, pear, cranberry and overripe banana account for the fruits. Then Belgian praline, Mars bar, caramel, winegum and sour cream. Some cinnamon, chili, espresso, oak, walnut and that mint again. This one has that darker feel to it and I think that's a step up from the PX.
    • Taste
      Follows the nose, but this one's a lot hotter and more dry than the PX. Actually dry is an understatement! Orange, apple cider, fig and raisin go into assorted chocolate, caramel, Mars bar and honey. Then oak, ginger, mint, walnut, roast almond, espresso, pepper and cinnamon. Some smoke is found in the background too. Slightly bitter due to the big wood influence. The PX did a better job at covering that up. A firm and tasty sherry bomb once again, a few drops of water are recommended.
    • Finish
      Long and dry with cranberry, mint, Mars bar, dark chocolate and honey.

  8. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    With the 61.2% vol good reserves for water features, although it is amazingly drinkable even at barrel strength.
    In the mouth, in addition to sweet red fruits, lots of nuts and a little vanilla (cornetto hazelnut!) And honey. Delicious
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. LittlePeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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