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 02 06 20 , L 03 06 20
Added on
16 Aug 2020 9:58 pm by jstep83

Average value

€ 43.25

5 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.62 points

  1. DerDennis! did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well, at least now, the same thing has happened to the 12 as to the rest of Billy Walker's range. The whisky was drowned in sherry. It's a shame.

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, fortified sweet wine, a huge set of dried fruits, - figs, dates, dried apricots, pears, dried cranberries, all poured with syrup and mixed in one container. In the background are chocolate shades, caramel, a touch of malt, oak and wax.

    Taste: rather mild, light spices - cinnamon, cloves, a little black pepper, a lot of dark raisins, prunes, tobacco, dark chocolate, astringent wood.

    Finish: oily, wood, berry jam, dark raisins, prunes, everything is seasoned with chocolate, medium length.

    Score: 85

    Bottom line: the barrels won in this batch, the infernal mixing of active barrels did not give GlenAllachie a chance, only light malt notes slip through in the aroma.

  3. nok scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very rich on nose, sour cherries, clementines, wood notes, bit of chocolate, tabacco and orange. Mouthwatering, slightly overwhelming, agressive wood notes. Less sweet than 15y and more oaky. Decent whisky for good value. Price/performance 9/10. Expectation scale 10/8

  4. Lcluy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  5. eNZzo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    i dont get why this whisky was so hyped. i mean, it is a decent dram but for me personally the amount of fresh french oak in this one is too high which makes it to (fresh) oaky with this young spices i do not like in whisky. sometimes i get too much of that in a fresh bottle and it gets better with time but unfortunately not with this one.
    • Nose
      83 83
      fizzy fruit, red fruit but not dried, cranberries, some virgin oak notes, sweet candy, kiwi,
    • Taste
      80 80
      red apple compott, a lot of spicy oak notes which i am not a big fan of, makes it quite unround. a lot of oaky bitterness which annoys me.
    • Finish
      81 81
      middle long with a light burn.

  7. Islay1815 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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


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