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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
08.10.2004
Bottled
08.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
PX Hogshead
Casknumber
4130
Number of bottles
334
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19214FGDC0005
Barcode
5060568321387
Bottled for
Whisky & Alement
Added on
21 Dec 2019 10:03 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.82

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2004

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A lovely single cask Glenallachie chosen by the Whisky & Alement bar in Melbourne, the best whisky bar in the southern hemisphere!

    14 years of ageing was just right for this whisky, as the balance of oak and previous PX fill all marry nicely with the spirit. Definitely one for sherry lovers to get, and be patient - give it some air and it will really improve....

    (N = Neat, W = With water)

    Nick's Wine Merchant also had very similar findings as I did about this whisky:
    https://www.nicks.com.au/2004-glenallachie-single-cask-pedro-ximenez-hogshead-14-year-old-cask-strength-single-malt-scotch-whisky-700ml-whisky-alement-exclusive
    • Nose
      N: Heavily sherry and dried dates, like a boozy Christmas cake. After giving it time, the alcohol/chemical fumes vanish, opening up deep, rich and dried fruits (like the SMWS profile!).

      W: Plenty of deep, rich and dried fruit notes here, the minerality a dash more prominent with a hint of dried herbs as well. Lovely stuff.
    • Taste
      N: The typical Glenallachie minerality is there with more of those boozy Christmas cake notes with dry and fruity sherry hitting the back of the mouth. Quite oily and filling, with the marriage of PX and spirit/oak so noticeable and enjoyable, and with time, the whisky becomes chewy.

      W: Much more sherry, and the flavour becomes deeper and richer, lots of dried sweet dates and prunes.
    • Finish
      N: A little hot and spicy but settles down nicely (especially with time) with lots of dried fruit and sherry notes, quite warming. This whisky behaves like a fine Ron Zacapa rum!

      W: Not as hot/spicy, but like the taste, deeper and richer. A hint of minerality appears here as well.

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