Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
36 years old
American Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Apr 2010 4:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 650.00

4 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1973 AD

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

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    GLENALLACHIE 1973-2010 36yo ADELPHI 48.1% · Aroma: Apricot Tea, Plum, Orange, Honey, Sap and Beeswax, Scorched Wheat, Thin Pete Feeling, Not Extremely Gorgeous, Impressive Impressive Impression · Taste: Slightly no bone but strong fruit, sweet and sour plum and chewy bitter fruit feeling such as plum and peach, vanilla cream, oily and late a little tropical feeling, sweet taste of thick honey and tortoiseshell, thin but moist Pete feeling backed up, there is absolutely no disgust, very rich, the body is medium to full · Reverberation: fruit juice and sap, slightly oily and long finish · Additives: sweet and sour like peach and plum is strengthened, it does not collapse with some added water · Overall rating: There is somewhat ruggedness and powerfulness somewhere, I feel that the direction is slightly different from the current trend, but I will drink as much as I can drink enough. It seems to be the very peak of ripening without any disgust. I wonder if there was such an excellent Arashi. Personally, I like it pretty much, one of the best bottles of the year. http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=4115

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 201 bottles from cask no. 1873
    Glenallachie is uncommon, and can be very good. This venerable example is drawn from an American oak hogshead and its character owes more to the wood than the spirit. The strength is low – it drinks well straight – and the colour a deep copper-gold. The first impression on the nose is rich and unctuous; scented oil (hair lacquer, Brylcream), sandalwood and tinned fruit salad. The taste is old fashioned, a reminder of how whiskies tasted long ago: canvas, guy ropes, a distinct whiff of coal smoke; sweet (crystalline coffee sugar) and slightly mouth drying. A drop of water raises fruity and waxy notes – stewed gooseberries in suet dumpling, then stewed apples. A smooth texture and a taste reminiscent of old Calvados. Sweetish to start, with some spice and mouth-drying liquorice; a long finish, and distinct cloves in the aftertaste. Complex and interesting.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant and balanced malt. Although the mouth is not tired, it is less interesting than the nose, which, very sweet and moderately complex, represents the best moment of this whisky.
    • Nose
      A lot of sweetness in this nose, with honey, wax, then grilled apples (granny smith), juicy pears, vanilla, all raised by a hint of spices (nutmeg) and supported by a tiny veil of smoke. It feels very good. It evolves surprisingly with aeration, with notes of clove very clear but playing hide and seek with you. It also becomes warmer, vaguely musky, without losing an ounce of its initial sweetness.
    • Taste
      The power is not lacking, the expressiveness either. Pear, spices (white pepper, nutmeg), some wood for the structure. More simple and less gentle than the nose, but pleasant.
    • Finish
      Rather long, we find the clove found in the nose, before development on the green fruit.


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