Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak Series - Spanish Oak
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Barrel - Spanish Virgin Oak Finish
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2020 10:12 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 62.43

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15 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 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
      86 86
      Spicy orange, cinnamon stick, Bourbon vanilla, light Christmas punch - quite hot
    • Taste
      85 85
      initially sweet grapes, later also orange, milk chocolate, distinct dry, spicy oak - nevertheless tasty
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium long - very dry and spicy oak

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    with water: Orange oil comes to the fore, together with the cinnamon it reminds me of some evenings with brown tequila, oranges and cinnamon

    Conclusion: interesting, not unsightly, but somehow too out of round, too spicy, plus the rather short finish
    • Nose
      86 86
      Forest honey, cinnamon, vanilla, orange, slightly burnt coconut macaroon, nutmeg
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy mouthfeel, forest honey, some coconut, lots of tannins, oranges
    • Finish
      83 83
      surprisingly short, honey, subtle fruit, lots of oak spice (cinnamon and nutmeg)

  3. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Had a sample of this during a online tasting with Billy Walker, It is fairly priced and has a lot of the Glenallchie character that I like. But virgin oak and me are not going to be best friends.
    • Nose
      85 85
      I get caramel, honey, slight cinnamon, coconut and pineapple but the oak is very spicy on the nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite spicy, lots of honey, sugar sirup, oranges, milk chocolate, bit of coconut, cocoa and a slight cinnamon note but the spice is very dominant
    • Finish
      82 82
      Accents the taste but it is sooooo spicy, the virgin oak is killing the taste here with its spicynesss. Too bad.

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

    This GlenAllachie Single Malt with the Spanish virgin oak finish is clearly the spiciest of the three. Very tasty and multi-layered on the nose and palate, but much more spicy, dry and astringent than its French oak or Chinquapin oak counterpart. The fruit aromas and sweet notes do not really unfold here. For those who like it spicy and dry, however, this dram is just the right thing.

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

    • Nose
      Spicy on the nose with honey, orange and ginger. This is accompanied by fruity notes of orange and exotic fruit, mainly coconut. In the background, spicy oak resonates.
    • Taste
      Initially spicy on the palate, dry and slightly astringent. Then sweet honey, followed by orange and coconut aromas. Slightly warming with ginger, white pepper and creamy milk chocolate. Some oak towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length, slightly dry and spicy, with creamy milk chocolate, notes of bitter orange peel, ginger and dry oak spice.

      With water: After the addition of water, notes of creamy milk chocolate on the nose, followed by exotic fruits and some coconut. Spicy hints of white pepper and ginger. Spicy and creamy at the same time on the palate with oak, ginger, honey, vanilla, milk chocolate and a touch of coconut. The finish is still of medium length with dry and spicy notes of oak, ginger, orange peel and tannins.


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