Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso, PX, Virgin Oak
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 28 09 18
Added on
13 may 2020 1:28 pm by Wundernase

Average value

€ 47.99

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30 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.27 points.

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It is extremely simple, but at the same time harmonious and tasty. For my money - chic whisky
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light sherry notes, attic dust and wax, prunes and honey
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruit marmalade and lots of lemon juice
    • Finish
      84 84
      Lemons and honey

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  3. Jerry_Clyde scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Nose: Assertive with floral notes then tropical fruits. Now caramel (Werther's) and vanilla. Sherry notes do develop with time.

    Palate: Full bodied with a smooth delivery. Initially, a sweet-tart interchange; then fruit (apples and raisins now) with the Werther's popping up now and then.

    Finish: Long and spicy with fruit and caramel hanging on.

  4. andrii_nahornyi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Dutchdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla and honey, complemented by raisins and butterscotch. some apple and a little hint of oranges.
    • Taste
      90 90
      At first lovely mocha and chocolate. Like a mocha cake with lava-flowed chocolate. Followed by marzipan and bananas. Some sultana's and a tiny vanilla-oaked taste at the end.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long and warm. Raisins and chocolate keeps lingering on!

  6. fnk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The case when expectations exceeded the result.
    I do not share the general enthusiasm for this drink.
    I won't say anything bad, but I can't single out any strong advantages. While I tasted the cast of this spill, there is still the Central Bank of the 20th year of the spill, I'll open it, see ... maybe I'll correct the estimate ..
    Something at the level of Farklas on the 12th, I understand that on the side of GlenAllachi there is a natural color, no filtration, a degree higher, well, a very beautiful design of the bottle and box, and in the middle .... not everything is so straight wow! Maybe sherry malts are not my type, I don't know, but so far !!

  7. gerrit.plasman scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Smell: alcohol, pungent, currants, Velpon. Later it becomes softer, tastier.
    Taste: pungent, beech notes, slightly bitter.
    In comparison with other sherried "entry level" whiskys, I found this the least, although they are very close together: 78-82 pt; (other: Tamdhu 10, Dalmore 12, Macallan 12, Glendronach 12).

  8. RobbievdB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well if you’re looking for an awesome p/q whisky, this could be it. This Glenallachie is very well made and offer quite some complexity due to the mixture of barrels used. Loads of yellow and dashes of red fruits, candy, honey and malty sweetness, fresh herbs etc. For €37,50 a bottle (regularly priced at D12) a solid zipper.

  9. Thirstin scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    A Candy-Cane Decorated Christmas Tree in a Glass.

    Nose: Now THIS is Christmas in a glass! Other scotches are described this way, but this one hits that for me with the aroma. It's got a little of that old British Christmas cake, but there's more. I detect Christmas peppermint candy canes floating in the sherry. I may even sense some pine needles in the background. The epitome of a Christmas nose! Palate: Nice malty flavor, really clean and clear, no off notes or harshness. With a nice light/medium sherried body and not too much sweetness. Excellent value for money. Thick mouth feel and lots of flavor for 46%. Adding a little water brings out more sweetness – maybe too much – along with more of a watery note. Then with more time (20min), it gets better again and has a character that reminds me of a similarly aged Dalmore. Surprisingly good and very different from Glenallachies I've tried before.


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