Glenallachie 21-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch Number One
Stated Age
21 years old
five PX puncheons and hogsheads
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Nov 2020 2:34 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 347.45

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 21-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.62 points

  1. Hdeppi did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It is exciting to see which price escapades our favourite topic whisky triggers. This bottling was quoted by Glenallachie as having an issue price of 199 pounds. Except for the English dealers nobody seems to orientate himself on this issue price anymore...

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

    A really excellent dram. What I particularly like about this single malt is that it is not overpowered by the sherry. Obviously those PX casks were selected that provided great chocolate aromas to the maturing whisky. The result is an outstanding balance of dark fruit, cocoa and chocolate as well as pleasantly warming spices. A symbiosis of flavours that results in a truly delicious pleasure experience. Well done!

    I thank The GlenAllachie Distillery for the complimentary sample!

    • Nose
      Rich sherry aromas flow immediately into the nose, accompanied by Christmas cake, dark fruit and juicy oranges. Delicious spices of cinnamon and nutmeg mix with lots of cocoa and dark chocolate. Candied orange peel, notes of walnuts and a hint of tobacco leaves linger in the background. Wow - what a fantastic nose.
    • Taste
      On the palate also immediately the classic sherry aromas with sweet Christmas cake, stewed plums and oranges. In addition warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and oak. The creaminess is increasingly replaced by dry cocoa notes and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting and pleasantly warming. Creamy, almost sticky fruit jam mingles with dry oak spice, ginger, cocoa notes and subtle walnut. Wonderful!

      With water: After adding a few drops of water fresher on the nose with lots of juicy oranges, butterscotch, orange blossom and milk chocolate. This is accompanied by cinnamon and notes of walnut in the background. Continues to be wonderfully sweet on the palate with oranges, heather honey and fruit cake, accompanied by dark chocolate. Discreetly warming with spicy tones of cinnamon, nutmeg and some ginger. The finish is still long, pleasantly warming and creamy with butterscotch, orange marmalade and chocolate. Subtle oak spice and a touch of walnut towards the end.

  3. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Nose: Pickled plums, small green tangerines, firewood, raisin chocolate, purple petals, water lilies, cookies, the expressiveness is relatively gentle. The main note of sauce smells like noodle sauce, with ink at the bottom.

    Drink: The wine is very good, full, firm and chewy. But the flavor was lost for some reason, leaving only the taste of an empty cup.

  4. whissmerhil scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    It's too too good. It's not super complex, but it's precision and just perfect balance.
    • Nose
      Very soft, cuddly first nose, very light and very fresh at the same time ... We are clearly on a sherry, but a sherry of incredible finesse. We have notes of chocolate marshmallow, crèpe batter, red fruits (raspberry, redcurrant, wild strawberry) and a little almond powder. A hint of caramel on top, with some fresh notes (definitely, today ...) on top (sage, chlorophyll) and citrus fruits (lemon, yuzu, grapefruit). We also have a slight wet cardboard effect (yes yes). The chocolate is a little more present (milk chocolate), and we have sour cherry that appears.
    • Taste
      Bim the thrill. It's too fucking good. We have a kind of milk chocolate cream with cherries, strawberries and cream. We have a slight sour side, balsamic vinegar style. It is a bit like the orkney secret from SMOS but finer and softer. The same only better.
      We also have nuts and a little brown sugar, with a little egg cream, wood and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long, with a good persistence on a kind of slightly sour chocolate cherry yogurt.

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. SebastianH scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

  7. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Average sherried whisky.
    • Nose
      Modern sherry, chocolate, dried plums.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, new oak, oak spices, quite balanced.
    • Finish
      Medium, dried Chinese dates.

  9. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful dram, where the sherry notes are supportive, but not dominating.

    Review: https://youtu.be/O0QtPYbY8yI
    • Nose
      90 90
      Really deep sherried notes without any nauseating sweetness, great. Dark chocolate, black cherries, good amount of furniture polish, raisins and dates, dried apricots, sweet honey, light toffee, pu'er tea. Rich, without being sweet.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Alcohol level is very good, slight bite, warm. Enters with a good amount of muscovado sugar sweetness, light molasses, then some light oak, and pu'er tea. Not bitter, but some dry notes. Light barley, very little bit of freshly cut grass, some herbal notes also. Very good start. Second chew is fuller, almost jelly-like on the palate, more spices, a bit of ginger, more toffee sweetness, very nice. A bit of spearmint, fresh and smooth. Third chew brings more ginger and spices, but sweetness still balances things out nicely. Full-bodied, and a very nice flavour profile. A pleaser with something interesting as well. Especially those black tea notes are great for complexity.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Light ginger, very light smoke, fresh spearmint, dark chocolate, espresso, light sweetness, black tea.

  10. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


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