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Overall rating
89.05/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB171388
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
30.06.2008
Bottled
09.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
PX Puncheon
Casknumber
667
Number of bottles
687
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Abbeywhisky.com
Added on
03 Dec 2020 8:43 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.71

15 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Umeboshi, cherry flavoured soda, dried mandarin oranges. Still a bit mentholated after 30min+ in the glass. Sour prune drink, vanilla, smelled quite single dimensional after all. After 2h in the glass, roasted chestnuts with black sand. After a week in the bottle, it improved quite a lot. Umeboshi pu'er, much less mentholated, old leather, chenpi. Then fresh black plums, followed by citrus flesh to close out. The nosing is now 88pts, as opposed to 85 when it was first opened.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A bit early and leathery. Chocolate. Purple fresh plums, purple grapes and some other dark fruits, citrus zest, black tea with caramel and black pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Honey black tea, dried plum with a bit smokiness. Then there's black plum with skin. Some tannin when the flavours faded. Clean and almost no woody bitterness.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A few years of extra cask maturation would probably benefited this Glenallachie aanstaande it is a tad sharp and young but apart from that; solid whisky. There are loads of currants, blackberry, dates, chocolate and fudge, brown sugars and molasses. Worth the money.

  3. erwinnlim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Oh wow, that has been matured in a very high quality PX sherry cask. Like most Glenallachie's these days, this is a sherry finish of about 2 years (re-racking at the distillery started in early 2018) but it's still carries a huge, dark-chocolate driven sherry influence. Value (£90) : 7/10
    • Nose
      Initially, it is very dark and heavy with 80-90% chocolate and plenty of freshly brewed coffee. Lovely sweet dried fruits with sultanas, plums and figs. A thick creamy quality to it as well. Then the sweetness arrives with heather honey and muscovado sugar. That mineralic character that I get from Glenallachie spirit is still present. Crystallised ginger and orange peels. There’s a deep undercoat of dark almost burnt toffee and sticky raisins. Some dried tobacco notes and crushed almonds. Spicy cinnamon and black pepper bring some warmth to the nose
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, almost like syrup. Again the layers of dark chocolate and coffee appear. More sweetness now with caramel toffee and muscovado sugar. Definitely rich and heavy with plenty of molasses and treacle toffee. The dried fruits return once again, now stewed with cinnamon and nutmeg with raisins and orange peels taking the lead. A mouthful of boozy Christmas cake. Almonds again but more like marzipan now. So very drinkable at cask strength.
    • Finish
      The mouthfeel carries this into the finish, really sticking to the palate. Tannins come forward leaving a drying sensation on the tongue, like old leather. Now the spices come forward. Plenty of crystallised ginger and some freshly cracked black pepper. As expected, the dark chocolate and coffee notes return and carry the finish.

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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