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Glenallachie 09-year-old

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rye Wood Finish
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
American Oak Barrel / Kentucky Rye Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568321660
Added on
17 Mar 2020 6:06 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 51.51

4 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 09-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. Derufus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. aksm_be scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Florius scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  5. domani scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose is not mine at all, quite ok on the palate, but the barrel aroma comes across very artificially - 10.06.2020
    • Nose
      72 72
      It is very alcoholic, almost goes in the direction of cleaner or solvent, lemon juice, cereals, malty-sweet, newsprint
    • Taste
      78 78
      Surprisingly mild, malty-sweet, cereals, oatmeal, a little ginger, very spicy, the bitterness strikes violently, bitter walnut, again sweet wine gum towards the end, which goes towards liquorice
    • Finish
      75 75
      Short

  6. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A successful mix of spice and sweetness. The rye finish provides dry spices that wonderfully complement the fruity distillery character of GlenAllachie. It is best enjoyed undiluted, as the fruity sweetness disappears when water is added and the spiciness gains the upper hand.

    I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/05/26/glenallachie-9yo-2020-rye-wood-finish/
    • Nose
      A fruity and spicy mix of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, followed by honey and some butterscotch. A hint of orange zest in the background.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, rich and sweet on the palate with apples and honey, accompanied by cinnamon, nutmeg cloves and spicy oak aromas.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length, spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon as well as apple compote and a touch of dry oak.

      With water: More lively and prickling on the nose as soon as a few drops of water are added. Bright fruit with honey and floral notes. More tamed and less sweet on the palate with more spices - rye notes, cinnamon and cloves. The finish is still of medium length, but much more spicy and dry with oak, clove and nutmeg.

  7. MVDW scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is the surprise for me!

      Mint, lemon, lemongrass, even slightly cheescake-like, eucalyptus. Very nice!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy, sweet, vanilla. Also has the fresh tones of the nose in it.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The least for me. You can taste the spicy for a long time, but for me it ends a bit. Medium long.

  8. volker40sw scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-16-2020 in Zons.

  9. RobbievdB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting take on an American Oak matured Glenallachie. This finish will probably be a hit or mis. I’m not too sure about this Rye finish. It’s quite strong on spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper. Some honeyed orange peel makes up for the sweetness but overall it’s spice dominated. As expected, but not particularly to my liking. I liked the nose the best.

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A touch of lemon yoghurt, but also very buttery, some rum raisins and a fair amount of honey. Finally a whiff of orange and some wood shavings.
    • Taste
      Hello spices! Is this all the result from the rye wood? Plenty of pepper, some ginger and a bit of cardamom, but then it becomes sweeter and more in line with the nose. A touch of orange peel too.
    • Finish
      A spicy sweetness. Pepper and honey. Medium in length.

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