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Glenallachie 2009

Overall rating
86.01/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB183236
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cuvée Cask Finish
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2021
Casktype
American Oak Barrel, Sherry, Rioja Barrique
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 09 03 21
Barcode
5060568323206
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
11 may 2021 8:32 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2009

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.01 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Mentholated to start. Red delicious, a bit of sweet herbs, strawberry mints. Strawberries became slightly fresher, caramel, orange peel. Salty dried fig, Li hing mui, then got sweeter. Fruit black tea. The apple freshness came back again. Candied lemon from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Raisin, dried prune, red apple with tiny bit of sourness. Purple grape with skin. The sour dried fruitiness is nice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A splash of sour dark fruits. Fruit tea, blackcurrant, grape seed bitterness, Ribena. Ended with grape seed and branches that displayed some sort of dry woody bitterness.

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The bottling is okay, but there is much better from Glenallachie. Quite dry, a lot of pepper at the beginning on the palate. You have to like that.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Takes some time in the glass. Dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, walnut, sweet grapes and heavy red wine. Raisins.

      Behave pure. Even a few drops of water do not change that much.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peppery to begin with. Then dark chocolate, orange zest, almonds. Grapes and sherry. Quite dry.

      A little water makes it more pleasing, the pepper takes a back seat.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Will be even drier. Dark chocolate and oak seasoning. Short to medium length.

  3. SwedishWhiskyMan scored this whisky 67 points Newbie

    Duft:
    schokoladig, Trauben, leicht vanillig, fruchtig z.B. Ananas

    Geschmack:
    dunkle Schokolade, Trauben, Trockenfrüchte, Honig, rund, etwas Schärfe.
    Mit ein paar Tropfen Wasser weicher und angenehm ölig.

    Hatte bei der Fasskombination etwas mehr Vollmundigkeit erwartet - die typischen Rotwein-Tanine fehlen mir komplett.

    Leider ist der Abgang ist relativ kurz.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Dunkle Schokolade, Trauben ,Vanillig, Fruchtig
    • Taste
      65 65
      Fruchtig, trocken, zu Beginn etwas Schärfe, Traube, dunkle Schokolade, Trockenfrüchte
    • Finish
      55 55
      sehr kurz, etwas von Bitterschokolade und Trockenfrüchten bleibt für einen Moment

  4. whiskytornado scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Billy Walker knows how to create great new releases from existing whisky stocks. Not a drop of the new distillate he is responsible for has appeared at Glenallachie and yet the distillery has developed an excellent reputation since he and his partners took over. He manages to create excellent whiskys from the previously inconspicuous blend fillers from Pernod Ricard by finishing them in good casks. This Cuvée Cask contains American Oak whiskys that have been finished in Rioja barriques and whiskys that have been matured in sherry casks. The Spanish red wine gives the whisky a dark reddish golden tone.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      A fermented wine note, fruit cocktail with canned peaches next to a freshly opened bag of wine gums and milk chocolate with vanilla can be felt on the nose. Sherry is initially reserved - but then a handful of roasted hazelnuts join the chocolate and the ripe, dark fruits are also there, plums, dark cherries. Since everything is not too sweet, but also has the nut chocolate and some nougat.
    • Taste
      With the first sip, it is no longer the fruit, but a strong chocolate that determines the aroma. The whisky has little sweetness and develops rather dry. The alcohol is strong without being disturbing and the nut chocolate remains in the mouth, plum syrup comes, blackberry liqueur, cherry liqueur. Wine is not dominant in taste, but rather noticeable behind and with the other aromas.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste, in addition to the dry wood from the cheek pockets, there is still the aroma of wine gum. And there is also some marzipan and chocolate. The impression remains in the mouth for some time along with a delicate taste on the palate and in the cheeks.

      Overall, the whisky is more barrel-focused, sherry and rioja with their fruity notes are fewer individual components, but determine the character of the wood, which is not bitter, but round and nutty. The whisky is strong, the alcohol pushes the aromas and a little water is ok, but not necessary. It all has the characteristics of a beautiful, well-composed cuvée that combines the individual components into something new and better. The whisky takes a few sips, becoming more and more delicious and developing depth and complexity.

  6. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Red fruity on the nose with a nice play between sweetness and acidity, with a slight overhang to the sour side, which goes quite well with the berry/grape aroma.
    Overall, however, the fruits do not emerge immediately, they remain rather subdued in aroma; you have to go a little deeper to the nosing glass, but then the alcohol always gets in the way.
    Peppery-spicy taste; the fruits don't come through properly... Night test necessary, can also be daily form.
    So I'd be at a disappointing 80/100 (with a lot of benevolence); I remember the 2008 much better (87/100). This would also explain why bottles are still available on the primary market after more than a year; the 3000 bottles would otherwise be almost all gone.... look at the 2008 bottle.
    Post test: without water I would stick with the 80/100. But water is really good for him...
    • Nose
      86 86
      red fruits, strawberry, forest fruit compote; Blueberries/red grapes bring a bit of acidity, but it is limited and fits as a counterpart to the light sweetness.
      Vanilla, honey, caramel, along with a powdered sugar sweetness. Some spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg; I have a little more cloves in the aroma.
      But the alcohol always stings the nose.
      Over time, the vanilla aroma becomes more concise and is more and more the focus, the fruits recede a little.
      Subsequent test: The aroma is about the same as in the first test, although the vanilla aroma was more present more quickly.
      With a few drops of water: wow, now it's getting sweeter; Honey caramel sweetness. Blossom honey aroma... that's more fun that way.
    • Taste
      85 85
      peppery-hot start, wow, I didn't expect that. The alcohol is immediately present on the tongue and runs down the esophagus, warming everything up there.
      What remains is dark chocolate, which turns into bitter chocolate, with a tart note of espresso/pomace. Oak note somewhat restrained, but clearly noticeable.
      Second sip: the peppery-spicy momentum remains, but more fruit can now be heard, but the alcohol still stings on the tongue. The red fruits can be seen even better on the third sip; but one thing remains: the alcohol pushes enormously on the tongue.
      Here comes another night test... so far disappointing in taste; practically only alcohol sharpness, a little fruit, that's it.
      Post test: similar grades; but now also creamy-oily on the tongue. Dark, tart chocolate predominates.
      With a few drops of water: softer, more pleasing; he's still pushing, but the fruits, especially the Rioja, are finally coming through. The bitter note is no longer quite as pronounced.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dark chocolate, oak note, tannins. Overall medium to long lasting in the mouth. Red fruits appear late... well, tearing them out doesn't do anything here either.
      Post-test: not much changes here overall, with or without water.

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Great! Sweetish, berry, blackberries, honey, vanilla, wood spice

    taste
    Still sweetish, hot start, then almost creamy, chocolate, honey, spicy wood, even more hot and less complex with water

    finish
    Medium length, sweet sherry, oak, dry, some bitterness, later red grapes, medium length

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    25.03.2022, blind
    • Nose
      Blackberries, black currants, plus green plants/leaves, nuts, caramel, tangerine, slightly tangy
    • Taste
      Tangerine, lemon, peach, black currants, very light herbs at the back, light wood

  9. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    If water is required, then it is a drinkable and uncomplicated whisky to enjoy.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Red berries, jam, sweet and sour, tickling, the alcohol is clearly noticeable.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very sweet beginning, again with red berries and jam.
      Mid-length finish.
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yeah, Allachie Saft-Malt. Who likes it...
    • Nose
      Red-fruity, jammy, in the direction of strawberry-rhubarb with a bit of acidity. dark caramel, wine gum,
    • Taste
      Sweet, still red fruity, wine/juice gummy

  11. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    10.10.2021
    • Nose
      Cherry, Mon Cheri, dark dried fruits, wild berry jam, blackberries, strawberries, some caramel, Christmas spices, chocolate, some fruit tea, some wood
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, wild berry jam, fruit tea, herb candy, chocolate, coffee, wood

  12. DGV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Open, full-bodied, however, with all the variety of derivatives, at the beginning there is not enough balance, in places there is a sharpness. Having breathed the drink changes for the better, the puzzles of the aroma come together and it becomes more rounded.
    • Nose
      Rotten bananas, raisins, chocolates, cocoa, green apple, oak.
    • Taste
      Hot chocolate, dried apricot, pastries, candies with cognac.
    • Finish
      Dried fruits, spicy-woody notes

  13. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, red fruits, a little honey, a little spice, the alcohol is well integrated, vanilla, later becoming sweeter, chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      slight heat, dry, grapes, later chocolate, spiciness
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry, oak, dry, some bitterness, later red grapes, medium length

  15. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glenallachie has always been a bit left out. In recent years we have been inundated with bottlings. Fortunately, I am slowly starting to become a fan of this brand.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry and Rioja are clearly present. Fruity, vanilla, honey, dark chocolate and grapes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very fruity, grapes, dark chocolate, slightly bitter (tasty). Alcohol is present, but not disturbing.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short finish, the same elements return.

  17. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-15-2021 in Wustrow.

  18. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately a whole class worse than the 2008 Cuvee.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Surprisingly subdued nose: heavy aromas of red wine, spices, cherries, alcohol very well integrated
    • Taste
      67 67
      Very strong - spicy, a lot of European oak. A big sip makes the bitterness "boil over". Too much, hence devaluation
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fortunately, the bitterness is gone and leaves aromas of cherries, raspberries and spices

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