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Glenallachie 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.07/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
167232
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak Series - Spanish Oak
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel - Spanish Virgin Oak Finish
Number of bottles
6600
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568322209
Added on
11 Oct 2020 10:12 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.95

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47 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 12-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.07 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. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    spices first, then vanilla and a dry oak, a note on the cereal
    mouth:
    spicy, orange zest, citrus bitterness, oaky again, almond, a little caramelized, a little on coconut, loose fruit, a little cinnamon again, honey and orange stronger at the end
    final:
    spices, cooked orange, raspberry juice in the aftertaste, woody for a monolithic finish.
    • Finish
      note the malt comes from an industrial partner.
      the 48 ° are put there to stand out a little from the eternal 46 ° minimum for cold filtering.
      oak series to leave more room for the distillate.
      18 months of ripening in virgin Spanish oak.

      creamier in 2nd pass.

  3. 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)

  4. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  5. 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!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/11/03/glenallachie-12yo-2020-virgin-oak-series-spanish-virgin-oak/
    • 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.

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-11-12
    • Nose
      84 84
      earthy, orange, marzipan, bread, sherry
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet seasoning, sherry influence, (Christmas) spices
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. marmeladow scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An interesting GlenAllachie, which is characterized by oak wood, but which does not fully convince me and therefore seems too expensive to me.
    But over the time (2.5 months) the bottle, which is now almost empty, has left changing impressions, which indicates complexity.
    Always took a lot of time and 30 drops of water per 40 ml.
    Something for fans of special wood aromas and tart, dry single malts - no daily dram, not easy drinkable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Clear oak barrel notes. First vanilla, a little coconut, noticeable sweetness with memories of good rum. Then oak with spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, also some pepper). Some citrus fruit in the background
    • Taste
      86 86
      Best of all: first mouth-lining and powerful with vanilla, caramel, honey sweetness and delicate bitter orange. Then clear oak with not always pleasant bitterness (tannin) and peppery spiciness including cinnamon and nutmeg pushes in and dominates a little too strongly
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather short, warming, very dry and increasingly peppery. Sometimes even slightly burning. In addition, dark chocolate and espresso tones

  8. rozzy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Am, like many here, an Islay whisky fan. But can appreciate beautiful sherry or special finishes.
    This is one of them! Delicious full of flavor, beautiful (Spanish) oak flavor, delicious sweetness of honey.
    Big body and beautiful complexity. Fairly long finish with spicy notes and sweet hints, unfortunately not all of which I can name specifically.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Slightly stinging sweetness and spice.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, viscous and honey-like sweetness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Full and reasonably long. Sweet and spicy.

  9. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. tangtang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Easy drinking malt. Nothing special, but certainly not bad either.
    • Nose
      spicy, herbs, a little honey, oak, later vanilla, light fruits. Alcohol is easily present
    • Taste
      spicy fruity, honey, vanilla, some pepper, citrus fruits, some chocolate
    • Finish
      sweet malty, some fruit in the background. Spices. Short

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