Glenallachie 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
Oloroso Puncheon
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Batch 3 for Europe
Added on
27 Sep 2020 1:01 pm by Roeltje
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.36

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89 × member ratings

177 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2005

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry notes, only light, not intense. Red fruits, some leather.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamy, suddenly surprising coffee notes. The alcohol is not really noticeable, so it is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The coffee note remains in the finish. Something
      Orange zest. Quite long.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Chrysanthemum tea after breathing for 2 weeks
      Rich and charming roasted coffee, chocolate, fried almond. Dried prune, raisin. Fresh lemon zest. Hay. Followed by apple if you keep sniffing. Black pepper, more from the top of the glass rim. Sherry sour note from the bottom. As well as a bit of leather and earth. Hay after a sip.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruity black tea, Cherry, cranberry, pepper,
      lots of dark fruits
      Followed by mild woody note, a bit bitter
      Light orange, more about the zest
      Dark chocolate towards the end
      Med body
    • Finish
      88 88
      Orange jam, citrus zest
      Vanilla, cinnamon
      Light tannin
      Light bitter sweet woody note.
      Special tea from nosing hit-back after a minute or two, interesting

  3. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The nose is far gentler and more elegant than that of the 2009 soft sherry notes, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, light mint note, raisins, slightly leathery, cocoa, blackberries.

    Goes down like oil, super smooth, dark chocolate, light oak notes, cocoa, very sweet berry compote, cranberries, powidl

    Finish: forever long and a perfect sherry feeling. Starts again with dark berries, followed by dark chocolate and espresso, oak is wonderfully integrated, cookie dough.

  4. whisky_garage scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: concentrated, sweet. Dark berries, dried fruits, spices.
    We stood and breathed .... Apricot, leather goods, confectionery, dried cherries, slightly rotten fruits, shades of mint.
    Taste: rich, dense, enveloping, sweet. Lots of dark berries, peaches, apricot pits, latte, cappuccino, creamy notes, chocolate shades, a little ginger, wood.

    Finish: long, sweet - salty, slightly pungent. Dried fruits, coffee notes, milk chocolate, pepper, barrel.

    Conclusion: A well-formed and mature whisky that has a good palette of flavors and aromas. The barrel worked wonderfully.
    With such a whisky you want to sit and chat. This whisky is thirsty, not finished.

  5. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Petrenko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior


  8. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Intense sherry whisky yes, but a sherry bomb rather no. Has a good harmonic line. The fruit flavors could be a bit stronger for me. But doesn't diminish the very good impression.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Typical sherry malt start, dark, almost overripe fruit of cherries, berries, plums and raisins. Fine chocolate and leathery notes come through well. There are also some roasted nuts with black tea. Slightly bitter and spicy on the nose. With a little time, nut flavors become a little stronger. The alcohol also seems to be well integrated for me, despite the almost 58%.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peppery and hot with spicy wood notes.
      Pleasant interplay between oranges, dark berries, raisins and plums and a sweet chocolate.
      Light notes of roasted almonds and nuts also come through.
      A nice, full, creamy, oily mouthfeel develops. The fruits and the sweetness change to cocoa and a slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long finish, dark chocolate, coffee and still slightly sweet and the bitterness continues to decrease.

  9. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: plums, cinnamon, lots of sweet sherry, raisins.
    Taste: Also very good taste. Lots of fruit sweetness with an addition of cinnamon, cocoa and dried elements. Some chocolate. Alcohol completely hidden.
    Rating 88|100 Quite long finish with a coffee bean flavor.

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He's all right. He could use a tick of more fruit. It's not bad now, but it wasn't really convincing either.
    • Nose
      Sherry, of course. Tart raisins. Blueberry. Tobacco and leather. Smoked wood. Roasted nuts and some bread. The alcohol tickles my nose a little. But it gets better after the first sip. Some menthol.
    • Taste
      Grape juice. Fruit tea with rock sugar. Toasted notes. Briefly a few floral echoes. A couple of roasted almonds. Chocolate. Cocoa. The alcohol is now well integrated in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Sour wild berries. Black tea. It's getting bitter. Cinchona bark.


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