Glenallachie 2009

Overall rating
88.15/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB168062
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
15.01.2009
Bottled
07.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
5708
Number of bottles
681
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568322278
Bottled for
Kirsch Import, Germany
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
23 oct 2020 8:54 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.90

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 2009

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.15 points.

  1. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very straightforward, not overly complex, but very round malt. Doesn't really seem special or exciting to me, but rather a classic PX sherry whisky.
    But it tastes pretty good to me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft and slightly alcoholic at the same time, it starts in the nose. That always alternates a little. The alcohol has a cooling effect after a while in the glass. But I don't recognize a real mint or menthol tone.
      Then it gets really fruity and really sweet. Plum jam, dates, cherries, red berries. It appears something like rum aroma and red wine. There are also a few spices like cinnamon and cloves.
      Great dark fruity nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peppery, tingling, spicy, but not overly hot. Oak spice is very present at the beginning, but gradually recedes a little over time. The fruitiness and sweetness continue here. Not quite as intense as in the nose. Dark chocolate and a little vanilla tobacco are mixed in for this.
      With a little water it becomes softer and creamier, the fruit notes come out a little more clearly. I also have an overripe banana and some caramel with cotton candy.
      I like it.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, light woody, spicy notes. Getting a bit bitter and dry, coffee, very chocolatey,

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  3. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly fresh and closed on the nose. Takes some time before it opens. But then it is really present on the tongue. Huge PX cutie. Powerful start. Spicy. Cherry. Milk chocolate. Yummy.
    Tasty whisky. Nice to experiment with water. But the depth is somewhat lacking.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Good mouthfeel, spicy, woody - not bad
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of raisins, vinous notes, nuts, cocoa, dark berries, cinnamon, spices, some nutmeg, hint of vanilla, sherry wood
    • Taste
      88 88
      Punchy, oily, creamy, nutty, raisins, good sweetness, pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, sherry wood, dark chocolate, dark berries, spicy - not bad
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, nutty, spicy, woody, hint of dark honey, cherry, cinnamon

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    milk chocolate, oak, red fruits, marzipan, vanilla, cerals, easy

  7. prestonclub scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    The texture is constant in its smoothness and its flavors are extremely rich. Nevertheless, we get lost in this gustatory maze mixing bitter chocolate, melting caramel, bitter bark, black pepper... We go from one to the other without ever really savoring what is rather disturbing.

  8. Kerchak scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      sherry obviously , orange zest , Alcool
    • Taste
      87 87
      wood, spices , honey
    • Finish
      83 83
      Not long enough

  9. Monstruo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A decent whisky. For me, to be honest, not anymore. The PX influence is there, but less obscure than one might expect. The somewhat rough nature and the lack of depth are annoying.
    • Nose
      A little cooling alcohol. A lot of sherry, of course. The fruits are not yet completely dark and dried, but also have a certain freshness. Something like cherries, raspberries and red currants. Look slightly artificial. Orange peel is also coming. Light honey. The wood is also rather fresh. In addition, a little herbal and mint tea.
    • Taste
      The start doesn't look particularly elegant at the beginning and is a bit rough. This is not only oak seasoning, but also alcoholic spiciness. Then a lot of sweetness paired with the fruit. The honey is now darker. Sweet grape and cherry juice. Caramel sauce. Then the oak again, which brings the seasoning.
    • Finish
      The fruits fade away. He's getting drier. Spicy, slightly spicy wood notes. Chocolate.

  15. SpringBarley scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    re-reviewed after one month. this stuff gets more delicious! half an hour and some water helped wonders...! nice stuff with the typical Glenallachie character.

    re-reviewed score 89, which brings me to 88 avg.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. JeanChan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. ThorstenH scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Gets better with each dram.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Orange zest, Christmas notes, chocolate
    • Taste
      90 90
      Alcohol a bit noticeable, chocolate
    • Finish
      93 93
      Medium length, chocolate

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