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Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskymax (Wx)
Bottling serie
Spirit & Cask Range
Bottled
09.2019
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
PX Sherry Cask
Casknumber
9900209
Number of bottles
324
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Hocksheads
Added on
08 Dec 2019 12:34 pm by SwiftyMcVeigh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 48.00

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26 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie HOCKSHEADS Wx

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very complex and aromatic for 5 years. Very good price-performance ratio. Without knowing the age, I would have estimated the whisky a few years older
    • Nose
      89 89
      Pure: after pouring: liquid marzipan. Then: Christmas spices, vanilla, sweetness, Mon-Cherie cherry, dried fruit, gingerbread, some glue.

      With water: dried fruits and spices more in the foreground.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pure: the alcohol provides a certain sharpness, but would not reach 60.5%. Creamy, walnut, sweetness, gingerbread dates and figs.

      With water: the sharpness is gone, fruits go forward more. I like it better with water.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Pure: sticky sweetness next to the dried fruit, medium length.

      With water: Significantly longer finish, the fruits stay much longer, sweetness recedes.

  2. niklas080690 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Very intensive!
      Caramel - Smells so sweet that it reminds you of something extremely sticky. I thought directly about marshmallows
      Cold from the alcohol. Reminiscent of mint (After Eight).
      Cocoa, light chocolate, raisins, trail mix.
      Orange, cloves, pickled red fruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet! Alcohol is easy to get through, although over 60% are in it.
      Licorice, walnut, cocoa, chocolate, distant coffee and pickled red fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long finish! And again and again the sweetness changes with the spicy sharpness with cocoa and chocolate. Some dryness in between. At the end a slightly bitter oak and again cocoa with a hint of coffee.

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Diluted the whisky to 49%.

      Still have a strong alcohol note. Dried fruits, raisins; very sweet, a citrus note in the form of a sweet, fermented orange; slight acidity of wine; Somehow I still have a fresh herbal note, but could also be the cool flair of the alcohol. Then I have a strong spice note in the form of some clove, nutmeg and some white pepper
    • Taste
      85 85
      strong start, beautiful spicy oak, sweet dried fruit, light wine character, dark chocolate, almost a little touch of roasted coffee, now there is a nice nutty note, slight sharpness (pepper)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nut, dried fruit, nice spice, again nut, slightly delicate, tart oak.
      Long-lasting overall, very dark chocolate and again a shade of coffee or heavily roasted coffee beans

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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