- 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
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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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Rather long, we find the clove found in the nose, before development on the green fruit.