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Overall rating
88.84/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB175440
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
03.07.2008
Bottled
09.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
PX Puncheon
Casknumber
515
Number of bottles
565
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060568322568
Bottled for
Kirsch Import Germany
Added on
26 Jan 2021 10:40 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.21

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2008

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Glenallachie 2008, Kirsch Import Germany, 12 years, PX Puncheon, bottled with 55.9%. Another very successful bottling that Billy Walker and his team brought on the way here. Very sweet on the nose, but a lot more "adult" and more complex in the mouth. The finish is very pleasant and puts you in the mood for more. Fortunately, I was able to compare the PX directly with the 2009 Oloroso Cask 7699, which I also liked very much. Actually, I'm more of an Oloroso lover, as I like the fruitiness of the sherry type more than the voluminous sweetness of the PX. This Glenallachie is a little different. In the nose it delights with its unbelievable, multi-faceted sweetness, which it then completes in the mouth with wood and spice. The alcohol is very well integrated and carries the aromas very well. All this at a price of around 95 euros is really worth a recommendation. Yesterday I had the 1990 Cask 6517 in the glass, which is five times as expensive. And I have to be honest: I'd rather buy five bottles of this than a bottle from the 1990s. In order to keep the comparison to the 2009 Cask 7699 I am giving a strong 91 points today. He definitely deserves it for my taste. Slaintè!
    • Nose
      91 91
      The color is dark maroon and the 2008 Glenallachie has a clean, modern sherry profile. Even when pouring into the nosing glass, an incredibly sweet PX scent exudes. Dark plums, dates, cherries, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, raisins soaked in rum, brittle ... In short: up and down the candy store. At night, a good 10 more minutes in the nosing glass, delicate hints of a light wood / spice note can be sensed. Very subtle, but it's there. Compared to the 2009 Oloroso, the “Dutch winter” (Cask 7699), the wood note is much weaker here, although the PX has been in the barrel for a year longer.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The 55.9% push hard on the tongue. I really like the first impression in my mouth. The Glenallachie presses forcefully on the tongue, now not as sweet as in nosing. Now the wood strikes a little more and you can discover fine herbal notes, a hint of ginger sharpness and "young" wood, a scent of wood, like a small new wooden barrel that is used for whisky maturation. I like it very much, because the Glenallachie now has more to offer than just the sweetness from the nosing. A few drops of water change the Glenallachie in such a way that it now also adds a bit of complexity in the nose and more spicy and herbal notes can now be heard here as well.
    • Finish
      90 90
      I also really like the finish. Sweet and spicy notes are very skillfully balanced and are still present for a relatively long time, which is not necessarily attributed to such young malts. Over time, the aromas in the mouth become less and ultimately a slightly bitter dryness remains that calls for another sip.

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Delicious part and also quite complex, but the bitterness outweighs more and more at the back.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Thick sweetness, plums, raisins, sugar beet syrup, dark and wet wood, coffee grounds, caramelized sugar, brandy, dark grape must, cocoa powder
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again a lot of sweetness and dark red fruits, then the alcohol, a lot of oak spice and strong tannins, the dryness is pleasant, the second sip is creamy and warm, but also bitter
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite bitter finish with lots of wood and tannins, again lots of plums and raisins

  3. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: dark chocolate, plums & dates
    Palate: oranges, honey & cinnamon
    Finish: leather, slightly tobacco & oranges
    A very good PX cask - I cannot understand a 90+ here which you see a lot in the base but for me also the best of the young casks of this release 88/100

  4. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    SMELL very lush, complex dark fruit notes with chocolate, espresso ripe dates. Then spicy with pipe tobacco, sweet toffee and orange. In the TASTE as in the nose. Fat viscosity like wax. There are also walnut and cinnamon with marzipan bread. In the finish very dry, spicy, old rotting wood in the forest, heather, fruity wild berries and cinnamon with rose petals.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    the nose promises more, brief bitterness remains
    • Nose
      89 89
      Marzipan, pickled fruits oranges, plums and cherries are reminiscent of rum, chocolate and cinnamon
    • Taste
      87 87
      oily, hot, alcoholic and bitter
    • Finish
      87 87
      warming, short, bitter some fruit

  8. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  9. bikenerd scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    ripe / dried fruits, sticky PX sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee

    1-2 drams are very fine, it is not drinkable due to the extreme sweetness

    it doesn't have much to do with a classically matured whisky

  10. Cheeseburgersoup scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Gorgeous! Very tasty dram, packed with flavors. Nice balance of sweetness, fruit and tart components. For me a mixture of cherry jam, white coffee, chocolate and wood. The wood is present, but in no way suffocates the fruit. When it comes to bitterness, I'm usually quite sensitive, which makes it all the more surprising for me that I don't notice any unpleasant bitterness here, rather spice paired with some roasted aromas. The alcohol is pretty well integrated, in any case not unpleasantly present for me.
    Overall very successful, so it cracks the 90 point mark for me. For more points, of course, it lacks a little more depth and complexity. This one a few years older and then a finish in a first fill bourbon barrel for the beautiful vanilla-coconut-tangerine bouquet on top ... that would be something!

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