Glenallachie 11-year-old

Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
148
Whiskybase ID
WB182506
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wine Series - Grattamacco Wine Cask Finish
Bottled
08.04.2021
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Grattamacco Wine Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 08 04 21
Barcode
5060568322933
Added on
29 apr 2021 11:33 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 67.49

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 11-year-old

34 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.50 points.

  1. VEF206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Gweddry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sharp, cocoa, spicy, beetroot, pomegranate, spiced currant jam, rye, rye bread, sweet pastry, candied cherries, apple cider vinegar, salted caramel, intense creamy vanilla, jelly berries, pine nuts, artificial strawberry, gingerbread
    • Taste
      sweet buns, chili, rye, hint of coffee, bitters, pomegranate, apple core, cinnamon, eggplant
    • Finish
      long, typical glenallachia dry fruit sweetness, dried apricots and candied plums, unsweetened cruciferous vegetables, doughnut, plums, lokumi, camembert, perfume

  3. glen efze scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This 11-year-old Glenallachie comes from a series with a wine barrel finish. Grattamacco is a winery in Tuscany. The cask gives the whisky a bright copper-red hue.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      On the nose, the whisky is young and alcohol-heavy. Grain and yeast tones come with an immature bright fruitiness. Pear and apple are available, then comes a rather fresh red wine. The low notes are missing, the wood is missing.
      It also lacks the depth and barrel emphasis typical of Glenallachie. From the nosing point of view, I would bet on insufficient maturation in the repeatedly filled bourbon cask, which was followed by a short post-maturation in the wine cask.
    • Taste
      There is also a lack of depth in the taste. The mouthfeel is dry, there are hints of riper fruit in the background, which would have needed a few more years. There is also a soapy, sulphurous note that disturbs the delicately hinted aromas.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is rather short, beautiful wood notes are missing. The whisky is not very complex and not balanced.

      Unfortunately a mediocre Glenallachie that has not matured well and has a disturbing hint of sulphur. He does not meet the quality criteria that we are used to from Billy Walker. And the whisky is not worth the price of more than 50 €. Not really tasty, too bad...

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 20 79

    Simple, young, you can drink, but the question is why?

  5. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell didn't suit me very well. Interesting, full and fun in taste.

  6. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 85 points Shoplink Moderator

    In the autumn of last year, I led the masterclass Glenallachie at the Czech Whisky Festival, which took place untraditionally at this time. I provided 5 tasting notes within it and in the end I also allowed myself to evaluate and organize them. Before that, I finally tasted them more than half a year after the tasting. It was a 10 cl sample, so there was more than enough material.

    Undiluted turned out as follows:
    1. Glenallachie 11yo Grattamacco Wine Finish (WB182506)
    2. Glenallachie 30yo (WB176604)
    3. Glenallachie 13yo Rioja Wine Finish (WB182508)
    4. Glenallachie 11yo Port Wood Finish (WB152144)
    5. Glenallachie 12yo Sauternes Wine Finish (WB182507)

    After subsequent dilution with water, the order was slightly changed to:
    1. Glenallachie 30yo (WB176604)
    2. Glenallachie 11yo Grattamacco Wine Finish (WB182506)
    3. Glenallachie 13yo Rioja Wine Finish (WB182508)
    4. Glenallachie 12yo Sauternes Wine Finish (WB182507)
    5. Glenallachie 11yo Port Wood Finish (WB152144)

    It was not my first masterclass Glenallachie and I have tasted more than enough samples from this distillery. With few exceptions, I was not very interested. For this reason, I was very pleasantly surprised by the 11yo Grattamacco Wine Finish, which was simply significantly different from the others. Along with 21yo (WB168872) and 1989 Cask No. 6121 (WB161721) probably the only one from the production of this distillery, for which I could imagine buying the whole bottle.
    • Nose
      Caramel, forest honey, roasted almonds and apple cider vinegar.

      After adding water: coconuts (baked coconut cookies).
    • Taste
      Butter biscuit, unripe peach, walnut, menthol candy, lemon peel, caramel candy and roasted almonds.

      After adding water: condensed milk, grated coconut, dried banana and especially initially slightly peppery (peppermint).
    • Finish
      Slightly waxy. Beeswax, menthol, unripe gooseberries, white currants and kiwi.

      After adding water even more waxy. Mint tea, honeycombs and bee honey.

  7. Stouby scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The barrel. Yellow. Nose: Dish, vanilla, berries, sweetness and acidity. Taste: Dish, light vanilla and sweetness, red berries, light acidity. Great.

  8. elipszis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    very unique whsiyk, not for everyone
    • Nose
      86 86
      dry red wine
      burnt sugar
      candied fruits
      sweet but spice
      strawberry
    • Taste
      84 84
      winy (dry red wine)
      strawberry
      honey
      soaked stale wood
      (forest mushroom)
      camembert
      salty
      oily
    • Finish
      84 84
      soaked stale wood
      (forest mushroom)
      camembert
      salty
      black pepper
      dry and bitter
      medium long finish

  9. the_muskox scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I find I’m not really enjoying unpeated wine-cask whiskies lately, but this was pretty good, and really grew on me as I slowly sipped. Those soapy moments pop up only very briefly, then pass into piles of fruit. There’s a nice soft malty undercurrent which I think really brings everything together. Decent stuff, but not nearly as good as the Rioja-finished bottling.
    • Nose
      Fruity and zingy. Strong dried red fruit, strawberry chews, lemon, peaches, and candied orange. Crystallized honey and a bit of bubblegum. It’s floral, and maybe just a little soapy. There’s a grassy cilantro note in there, as well as some olive oil. Underlying light caramel and butterscotch.
    • Taste
      Medium texture. Gentle bright fruit on the arrival with peach candies and rose. Heavy floral, honey, and candied orange flavours on the development, then a pleasant lavender note and sweet soft malted barley. A bit of melted butter and cooked apples.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Turkish delight and icing sugar. More fruit: plums, strawberries, apricots, and orange peel. More buttery malt. Ginger spice and mint.

  10. whisky2enjoy scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Not my taste! I don’t like this wine caske experiment :(

  11. PRV scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20/21/20/20

  12. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. kofima scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. benbenjim scored this whisky 44 points Member Senior

    very peppery in the finish, which unfortunately covers all other nuances. With that the enjoyment is gone

  15. JNuyts scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  16. Mark-E scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Sorry, didn't finish the glass. The nose is still ok, but the taste is just too chemical, dry and tangy

  17. Mark-E scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  18. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-09-30
    • Nose
      Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, dark berries, underground biscuits
    • Taste
      sticky sweet, dark fruitiness
    • Finish
      Bitter coffee note

  19. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  20. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Sorry, but it doesn't work at all.
    At Glenallachie, the motto is meanwhile "quantity instead of quality" and you can tell that with this "whisky". Totally unbalanced, sour and unsavory. For me one of the worst whiskys this year.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  21. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Smell - Sticky, honey-based sweetness that dissipates in the glass over time. Then comes the wine note, white wine,
    a little fresh, sour. The sweetness remains.

    Taste - sweetness, fruity, honey, nutmeg, fine spice, nutmeg and oak.

    Finish - dry in the mouth, slightly bitter notes, also sweet, not short, but not too long.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Smell - Sticky, honey-based sweetness that dissipates in the glass over time. Then comes the wine note, white wine,
    a little fresh, sour. The sweetness remains.

    Taste - sweetness, fruity, honey, nutmeg, fine spice, nutmeg and oak.

    Finish - dry in the mouth, slightly bitter notes, also sweet, not short, but not too long.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  23. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    color:
    pink, very beautiful, innovative, makes you want to taste (on an Italian wine barrel, spent the last two years in it)
    nose:
    fruit, on rosé wine cooked and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, more on strawberries, intense
    mouth:
    on the candied fruits at the level of jellied strawberries, on Madeira, spices appear, the caramel with the persistent pastry sensation, soft, pleasant, fresh remaining in the mouth, return to the sweet rose, the strawberry candies of yesteryear.
    final:
    at the very least, the scents seem to melt, come out of the glass, the loss makes you want to plunge your nose into the bottle to check if you have not been amazed.

  24. zaphod155 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting in terms of color and flavor. I can't remember ever having found such aromas in a whisky (which of course may also be due to my aging memory). Quite pleasant and appealing and recommended for those who love light, fresh wine aromas.
    • Nose
      Fine blossom honey and candied fruits, but also candied almonds. Fresh apricots and a spicy note that I cannot name more precisely. Very fresh and light aromas.
    • Taste
      It runs soft and creamy over the tongue. Here the flavors are rather nutty. But there are also fruits, some currants and nectarine. Less sweet than expected. More spicy and sweet.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste doesn't last too long and keeps this spicy sweetness in the mouth.

  25. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Color: rose. I like the nose best, the dry and sour notes on the palate are not my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Winey (dry red wine), but sweet. Strawberry jam. Some toffee,
    • Taste
      82 82
      Noticeable crackling on the tongue when starting. Sour. Lemon and white pepper. There are also some herbs. Unripe wild berries.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Gets very dry. The sour notes remain. Medium length.

  26. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  28. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cress on cotton wool, herbs, old moldy wood, moss, grass, lemon, some strawberry jam, some caramel
    • Taste
      Lemon, grapefruit, herbs, some wild berry jam, nuts, some pepper

  29. JacobaEd scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  30. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet red grapes, strawberries, cherries, milk chocolate, pfrsich
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy, red fruits, toffee, strawberries, a little honey
    • Finish
      Sweetness remains, red fruits, creamy, becoming drier, a little orange, later a little chocolate, long

  31. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  32. Comet67 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Mapl scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  34. bodevami scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  35. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Quite a wine-y whisky, which is to be expected. The GlenAllachie 11 Years Grattamacco Finish is sometimes a little thin on the nose at times, but rather rich and big on the palate.
    • Nose
      Notes of strawberry compote and Maraschino cherries, but also touches of milk chocolate, toffee and orange juice. A whiff of melted butter also.
    • Taste
      Oily mouthfeel and a somewhat spicy arrival with cinnamon and cracked black peppercorns. Followed by sweet red fruits (the strawberries make an encore), tinned peaches and bitter orange peel.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices like nutmeg. Oak as well. Medium in length. Slightly grassy too.

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

    A successful finish with the Super Tuscan barrique casks. The wine aromas marry with the distillery character to create a beautiful symbiosis of red berries, ripe peaches and sweet honey. The oak spice adds a pleasantly warming mouthfeel. No need to add water.

    I thank The GlenAllachie Distillery for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2021/06/07/glenallachie-11yo-2021-wine-series-grattamacco-wine-cask-finish/
    • Nose
      Sweet start on the palate with honey, ripe peaches and red fruits - mainly strawberries. This is accompanied by an aromatic wine note with slightly bitter orange peel and some nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity also on the palate with toffee, honey, strawberries and peaches. This is accompanied by a warming spiciness of nutmeg and oak, which becomes more noticeable with the second sip. Slightly bitter notes of orange peel appear towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and creamy with sweet honey and toffee. With time it becomes a little drier with nutmeg, oak and bitter orange peel.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water fresher on the nose with red fruits - mainly strawberries, honey, nutmeg and bitter orange peel. Overall less fruity. Still sweet on the palate with peach, red berries and honey. However, noticeably spicier and drier in the mouth with nutmeg, oak and a hint of dark chocolate. The finish is still long with wine flavours, dark chocolate, nutmeg and dry oak.

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