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Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.25/100
votes
109
Whiskybase ID
WB167231
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak Series - Chinquapin Oak
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel - Chinquapin Virgin Oak Finish
Number of bottles
6600
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568322216
Added on
11 Oct 2020 10:11 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 64.55

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109 × member ratings

257 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Blind Tasting Review: https://youtu.be/rl9_ValCp4k
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I had all 3 GAs of the Virgin Oak Series in my glass at the same time, they are quite different, but nobody really convinced me - I have a hard time with Virgin Oak
    • Nose
      83 83
      at first rather closed - perfumed soap, grape marc, in the background a light note of cheese
    • Taste
      82 82
      Ripe hazelnuts - hot, sour, soapy, lavender bubble bath, milk cream filling of a children's bar - fills the mouth with a full-bodied sugar sweetness
    • Finish
      85 85
      surprisingly long, nutty, dry fruit sweetness, oak-spicy

  3. rabbitnose scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    would only take if offered for free while I am desperate to drink with no other choices available.

    pathetic.

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    malty sweetness, a little bubble gum, a little wood
    a little spice second, a little toasted, wood shavings, more subtle, less fruity
    mouth:
    explosion of spices on the palate, tannin, dry wood, liquorice, a little orange zest,
    vanilla then, a little caramel, the spices come back, in fact a bubbly sensation with scents undifferentiated compared to the 2 other Spanish and French virgin.
    final:
    monolithic, vanilla, woody.
    • Finish
      18-month finish in virgin American barrels
      to note capacity to date of 100,000 barrels.
      2nd dram more spicy and in the vein of a blended with leveling of flavors.

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A delicious single malt, this time with less fruit but more toffee, caramel and chocolate notes. The virgin oak finish brings a dense oak spiciness that harmonises well with the remaining sweet aromas. A dram to relax and enjoy.

    I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/10/29/glenallachie-12yo-2020-virgin-oak-series-chinquapin-virgin-oak/
    • Nose
      Sweet honey notes mingle with caramel and creamy toffee on the nose, followed by vanilla and orange oil. Slightly spicy with nutmeg and oak, mixed with milk chocolate. Very pleasant!
    • Taste
      Also sweet on the palate with honey and orange notes. This is accompanied by warming spices with nutmeg and pepper. Becomes creamier with fruit jam, orange peel and a fine nuttiness.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length, warming and spicy at the same time with oak and nutmeg, followed by honey, hazelnut and slightly bitter notes of orange peel.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, the nose becomes more spicy with nutmeg and pepper, along with caramel, dark chocolate and coffee notes, even some liquorice in the background. Sweet and creamy, but also spicier on the palate with toffee, dark caramel, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Overall less warming. The finish is still medium and creamy with some orange oil, oak spice and slightly bitter notes of dark chocolate and cocoa.

  6. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. whiskytornado scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. eddi14 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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