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Glenallachie 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB187105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.05.2021
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & PX Sherry Hogsheads & Puncheons
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 05 05 21
Barcode
5060568321080
Added on
06 jul 2021 3:28 pm by Ruppirupp
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.81

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 points

  1. dram1919 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Overall a balanced whisky with lots of attractive characteristics
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful summer fruits, dried apricots, honey. Adding water brings out aroma of walnuts
    • Taste
      85 85
      Dry, woody and nutty with mild spice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Very dry, lingering

  2. Riedel23 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Superficially a sweet and fruity whisky that needs a little more water to show its full range.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The first impression is a scent of red fruits, almost like slightly fermented forest fruit jam. Behind it a sweetness like caramel candy. In between, the alcohol stings a bit in the nose. Otherwise a pleasant rather less complex aroma.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The first sip confirms all 3 impressions - including the alcoholic sharpness. However, it would almost be a bit boring without these red fruits and caramel. Interestingly, when water is added, the sweetness recedes into the background and something tart and cinnamon/nutmeg-like emerges.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-length finish that becomes less fruity and develops rather pleasantly tart without completely losing its sweetness.

  3. tester1277 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    I find the aroma almost a bit too overpowering. Looks too artificial and reminds me a lot of the Auchentoshan Three Wood
    • Nose
      a lot of sherry, full, strong, ripe and juicy dark dried fruit, behind it some spiciness
    • Taste
      soft, creamy, first mildly sweet, then stronger, spicy, stimulating salivation
    • Finish
      very dry and with lots of wood and spice that lingers on the tongue

  4. bankimate scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Schusti_94 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Delicious drop, but the hype about the bottling is a bit too big for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry-heavy, blackberry, plum, strawberry couverture, cocoa, spices, light tobacco note.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet sherry, plum, cocoa and spices. The alcohol is strong. It could be better integrated, but that's the overall distillery character of Glenallachie to me.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, sherry, cocoa, spices. The tobacco note comes through again.

  7. VonBinsbergen scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Excellent on the nose, with a nice drink that would suit every day
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. LordIslay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity and mild. Rather weakly pronounced.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet after vanilla and chocolate. Very sherry-heavy!
      Fresh and very good!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Intense finish. Stronger than expected, but not uncomfortable. Oloroso and sherry also come into their own here!

  9. Isaiah11 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Fruity, round, well done

  10. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very balanced sherry whisky. Delicious to obscene!
    • Nose
      Lots of dried fruits (figs, prunes), candied fruits, shades of fresh plums, spices, old skin, belly.
    • Taste
      Plum, red apple, almonds, spices.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, with echoes of dried fruits, milk chocolate, spices, almonds and oak, with a cigar flavor at the very end.

  11. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Initially typical sherry nose, not bad but interchangeable. Over time, the distillery flavors become a bit clearer, which increases the complexity. Also pretty good on the palate, but with too intrusive alcohol overall
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet and dark fruits with cherry and plum. Spices, vanilla, later some citrus fruits and floral. Also some sulfur and wood.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, vanilla, cherry, alcohol could be better integrated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sulfur, dark, sometimes also exotic fruits, vanilla, oak. Alcohol is too present.

  12. maltman55 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Chocolate, cherries, sherry, fruits (oranges), raisins
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet sherry, herbs, dense and aromatic, sweet oranges, well integrated alcohol, tasty, is similar to a well-matured brandy
    • Finish
      87 87
      Herbs, orange, slightly tart, medium-long finish

  13. tribe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      red fruit, green apple, soft wood (not bitter or edgy), syrup and something citric or orange? spices in the direction of cinnamon, smells like the walker glenallachie :-)
    • Taste
      87 87
      brown sugar something vinous with grapes fine wood and spices. very harmonious malt and some cake.
    • Finish
      87 87
      syrupy with fine wood and chocolate, tobacco and coffee then come through.

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