But this is by far the worst malt I've ever had in Marco's glass. It is hardly worth evaluating and certainly not a pleasure.
Alcoholic nose too young, pointed, a hint of sherry.
Sharp in the mouth (yes, I like CS otherwise), metallic, a penetrating anise and caraway note, a little liquorice (help), little fruit, a potpourri of different missing notes.
Does that have to be the case with Glenallachie?
The finish consists only of alcohol and a hint of bitter oak with herbal notes.
What a disastrous whisky. 2020 is the absolute lowlight so far. Fortunately, it is only 10cl. Congratulations to all bottle owners and dear whisky house:
Please don't lower your bottlings to this level. That doesn't help anyone. Even if you can get rid of them.