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Overall rating
83.60/100
votes
48
Whiskybase ID
WB167542
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11./12.09.2020
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & PX Sherry Hogsheads & Puncheons
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 11 09 20 , L 12 09 20
Added on
15 Oct 2020 9:46 pm by TEB
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.08

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.60 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The latest September 2020 release. Now this is wonderful again from Billy Walker. A PX forward dram full of decadent sweet caramel, dark chocolate and fruits. Extremely easy to drink. Compared to the new 12-year-old, I find this sweeter with more toffee, more chocolate-rich and less drying. The overall quality really makes me wonder how much older stock they put in here because this is enormous! Value (£50) : 9/10
    • Nose
      I just love how rich and sweet this is. Heavy on the PX casks here on the nose. Butterscotch, caramel coated raisins, figs and dates. Dark chocolate balanced by sweet toffee and orange marmalade. Muscovado sugar. Loads of dark treacle and molasses. Some heather honey as well. Christmas cake and apricot jam. The longer I nose the more that thick, dense raisin sweetness comes through. Hazelnut praline. Slight old herbal notes. Lovely cinnamon and cocoa powder with just a light touch of ginger warmth and a lightly drying wood spice.
    • Taste
      Very creamy on the palate and even sweeter now. More of that treacle toffee note comes through. Sticky raisins, sweet prunes, dried figs and apricot jam. This sweetness then develops into a dark, drying tobacco or tea leaves. Again very dark chocolate and espresso led with candied orange peels. Light ginger spices with cinnamon and nutmeg now. more sweetness with some Demerara sugar. A sprinkle of white pepper warmth.
    • Finish
      Sweet initially but quickly develops into more oak-tannins here in the finish. The drying tobacco is more obvious and those baking spices now come through again. More dark chocolate covered orange peels. It feels like I've just taken a bite out of a Christmas cake. In addition, it also has quite a malty aftertaste once the tannins settle down.

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

    A rich, full-bodied and multi-layered single malt from The GlenAllachie. The sherry casks gave this malt delicate chocolate notes and warming spices that harmonise perfectly with the dark fruit and juicy oranges. A dram bottled at perfect drinking strength that will make the heart of any sherry aficionado beat faster, and that of lovers of good single malts as well.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/12/02/glenallachie-15yo-2020/
    • Nose
      Rich and sweet on the nose with many dark fruits, rum sultanas and blood oranges. A touch of floral notes as well as spicy and Christmassy aromas of cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg. Dark chocolate and cocoa are added with slightly bitter notes of orange peel in the background.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy on the palate with brown sugar, sherry and caramel. This is accompanied by warming spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by cocoa and chocolate covered orange slices. Some spicy oak and subtly toasted bread linger towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long lasting and pleasantly warming with creamy, orange-fruity and chocolaty notes. Becomes drier with time with cocoa, nutmeg, orange zest and a touch of tobacco leaves.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water more orange fruit on the nose with milk chocolate and brown sugar, accompanied by slightly bitter orange zest. Still sweet and creamy on the palate with orange jam, cinnamon and oak spice. It is slightly warming with notes of milk chocolate and a little nutmeg. The finish is of medium length, initially creamy with orange jam and milk chocolate. Becomes increasingly dry with notes of oak, cocoa and espresso.

  3. Berti scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  4. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    yeeeeehaaaa brooeeemm huuuuuuiiii

    a bottle contains 7 double WSD
    • Nose
      88 88
      easy drinking perfectly rounded little bit boring sherry profile - gets even better after the first half of the bottle on first evening
    • Taste
      90 90
      truly a nectar for its price - is this still whisky or more a stronger sherry? - idc - just sip
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Lcluy scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  6. kanpai79 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

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

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