- 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
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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
- 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...
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- It's too too good. It's not super complex, but it's precision and just perfect balance.
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.
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.
Long, with a good persistence on a kind of slightly sour chocolate cherry yogurt.
- Average sherried whisky.
Modern sherry, chocolate, dried plums.
Very sweet, new oak, oak spices, quite balanced.
Medium, dried Chinese dates.
- Wonderful dram, where the sherry notes are supportive, but not dominating.
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.
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.
Light ginger, very light smoke, fresh spearmint, dark chocolate, espresso, light sweetness, black tea.