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Overall rating
89.88/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
1971
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
160
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Dec 2010 12:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 385.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1971 TWA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.88 points

  1. mawean scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun.com (10/01/2011):
    Glenallachie 39 yo 1971/2010 (51.2%, The Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 160 bottles) Colour: straw. Nose: as expected, it’s the opposite of the 35yo, all on flowers and fresh fruits. The ‘youthness’ is amazing here and it’s not at all the same kind of ‘youth’ that one can find in young whisky. It’s very complex, like a huge fruit salad (one cannot not think of old Benriachs here), with notes of ripe pears, bananas (not the rummy flambéed kind), guavas, mangos, cut apples, papayas… Yet, it’s not ‘tropical’ either. A walk in an orchard in the end of August (where quite some wild flowers grow as well.) Touches of toasted brioche and warm orange cake. Mouth: yeah! I think it’s a perfect example of a good cask that was probably rather inactive and that let the spirit slowly age and become really complex after… a lot of time. Very nice notes of bananas flambéed (this time!), lemon pie, apple compote, high-end pear eau-de-vie (Swiss Williams… oaky, okay, or German or Alsatian) ad just traces of bubblegum, which comes as a surprise after 39 years. Works well! The mouth feel is perfect and so is the strength, I feel no need to add water to this one. Finish: long, with the tannins showing up a bit now (green tea) but it’s all fine. Comments: typical youngish old malt whisky. Melikes this style even if it’s totally un-commercial. Who said it’s refreshing? Very different but of the very same high quality as the sherried 35yo, and more to my liking than the recent 1972 by the same excellent bottler. SGP:641 - 90 points.

  2. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Small Amber Smoke Smoked Pear Blue Apple Appearing vegetables Soy sugar content Kiwi Noble acidity salt Seaweed Cycling seaweed Salad seaweed Seaweed duck sand 【Middle】: Body is clearly outline in alcoholic feel Smoke Iodine Mint Apple Pie Pie Fabric Very complex 【Finish】: Returning firmly Nose omission is also great Apples and grapefruit peeling feeling underpinned Grape skins such as mar, apricot, figs of figs picked up figs Tea astringent taste with time http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=5197

  3. Fagge83 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Fruity dram that has managed to hide age very well, refreshing and a whisky that should suit most people's likings.
    • Nose
      Incredibly soft and waxy with fresh, sweet, ripe orange. Bananas, guavas and some mangos as well.
    • Taste
      Intense sweetness. Bananas, apples and a bit of bitter chocolate. This one is put on bottle at exactly the right time, the strength of the alcohol is perfect (not necessary to add water) and the oak has not had time to do too much influence despite the high age.
    • Finish
      A little drier here, green tea, really long and vital.

  4. bakerman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fruity, sherbet (Pez!), smooth grass, yeast dough
    • Taste
      english drops, vibrating
    • Finish
      a bit dry, teeish, long and vital

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