Glenallachie 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cuvée Cask Finish
AO Brl, Oloroso, Chinquapin, Grattamacco
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Import Germany
Germany Germany
Added on
26 oct 2021 5:48 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 89.00

Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 2009

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.85 points.

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  1. glen efze scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Cuvée Cask Finish is a series that is exclusively bottled for Kirsch Import. It is limited to 3,000 bottles and has a batch strength of 55.9% vol. bottled. For this batch, the whiskys previously matured in bourbon barrels were finished in Oloroso, Chinquapin and Grattamacco casks. Grattamacco is a Tuscan red wine brand and the Chinquapin casks were believed to be Virgin Oak. Might get interesting.
    • Nose
      Very strong aromas can be felt in the nosing. The fruits are sweet and ripe, there is Black Forest cake with a strong note of vanilla, which should come from the fresh barrels. The wine is most likely present in the form of a sweet red wine cream. This whisky is in fact a cuvée of different aromas that are well combined and evoke a sweet cream cake with juicy fruits.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the alcohol is a bit too strong, which is not a drawback at a cask strength, but an opportunity for experimentation. It doesn't need a lot of water, then it becomes milder and more aromatic. Now the sweetness from the nosing unfolds. This is a delicious dessert whisky – or rather, a whisky for teatime at the plush and aged-wood Highland Hotel, where sweet cakes with cream, cherries, strawberries and mango are served with Earl Gray tea.
    • Finish
      Even in the aftertaste, the whisky stays on the sweet side of power with vanilla flavors and subtle wood that doesn't contribute any bitterness or dryness, but rather creates a nutty foundation for the sweet flavors.

      This is a rich, tasty whisky. In the very background there is a sulfur note that could come from the wine barrels. Wine barrels seem to be problematic. But here it can only be felt very slightly and quickly disappears again. What remains is a drinkable, strong whisky that evokes associations with a dark fruity cream cake whose fruits were marinated in alcohol. That is delicious! And for just over €60 in early 2022, it's also a reasonable price for good quality.

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