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Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
164
Whiskybase ID
WB205124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 7
Bottled
16.02.2022
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
PX/Oloroso/Rioja/Virgin oak
Number of bottles
66000
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 16 02 22
Barcode
5060568324319
Added on
22 feb 2022 10:53 pm by Falang
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 78.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    There are of course differences to previous batches. The basic character remains the same. Batch 7 is dominated by more dark chocolate, mocha and dry cocoa. Another good sherry-heavy whisky! Value for money remains very good. Water is not necessary.
    • Nose
      87 87
      dark honey Nougat, dark chocolate. Dark dried fruits, raisins and mocha. Nutmeg, orange zest and cinnamon.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy start, great mouthfeel. Mocha, dry cocoa, dark chocolate. Dried plums, dates and figs. Raisins and forest honey. nutmeg and cinnamon. oranges. Christmas spices and a hint of chili.

      You don't notice the cask strength or the 56.8%.
    • Finish
      88 88
      warming. dark chocolate. Cinnamon, Christmas spices, a hint of chili. Medium to long.

  2. CPI_1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Today I received it. I've managed to compare it with a batch 5 bottle that I've opened about 5 months ago. Batch 5 is by far more complex. Maybe the time in the bottle helped it. I will re-taste-it the batch 7 in a few weeks.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The oak spices and tannins are just a bit too much at this point. They've always been part of the GlenAllachie 10 Years Cask Strength, but might've become a little too dominant in Batch 7.
    • Nose
      Creamy, fudge and nougat with a touch of mocha. After a while come the expected notes of sultanas, raisins and balsamic, but also a whiff of cranberry juice, bright orange zest and dried apricots. The virgin oak seems a little less present than in the previous few batches.
    • Taste
      Somewhat sweet arrival with figs, but the oak (virgin, but maybe European too?) is much more present now. Spices galore with cracked black peppercorns, cloves and nutmeg. Also tobacco leaves, coffee grounds and a touch of mints. Fairly tannic too.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, fennel and dark chocolate. Long.

  4. 2ndSip scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Give the malt enough time for air contact. Sherry through and through. You can linger with the aroma/nosing for a long time as it continues to develop and unfold with air.
    The taste is then much spicier, not as sweet. Becoming drier, typical sherry aromas. For me, the Rioja is completely lost in the sherry... but it doesn't matter; this is a very good malt. If you like sherry-heavy malts, you won't go wrong here; It doesn't necessarily need water (makes it a bit sweeter), but plenty of time for air contact so that the aromas can unfold for the nosing.
    [91 - 87 = extremely tasty -> it's best to get a second bottle]
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet raisins, figs, dates, prunes; heavy flavors. Hazelnut and walnut (an oily walnut is the most succinct for me here).
      Christmas spices. (acacia) honey, caramel, fudge, nougat; Vanilla is more in the background.
      Given enough time, I find dark chocolate with a mocha flavor. nutmeg and cinnamon.
      The nutty aroma jumps to the fore again and again, is then brought back by the heavy fruit aromas - it's a constant interplay.
      With even more time, it also gets a sweet floral touch.
      The alcohol is quite well integrated.
    • Taste
      87 87
      immediately dry, spicy, sherry aromas. coated tongue. sherry spices. Getting drier. The fruits are first ironed down by the seasoning and the spices.
      Second sip: dark fruits are now more present, light sweetness (honey, caramel). Bitzelt light on the tongue. Again seasoning and spices on the palate and on the tongue.
      Dark, heavy aromas continue to spread, but it also becomes a bit drier again, but not bone dry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dark chocolate, hazelnut, walnut, spices and herbs. Everything stays in the mouth for a medium to long time.

  5. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Smell: Needs at least 15 minutes to open, the initial alcohol sharpness quickly gives way to caramel notes, forest honey, apple-like base, sweet cherry, nutty

    Palate: Alcohol, initially present again, caramel again, milk chocolate, spicy, oak present, medium-bodied. until long aftertaste, again slightly driven by the alcohol ...

    Colour: copper tone with a reddish hue, medium WR, sure

    Conclusion: Needs air, and initially not overly complex out of the freshly opened bottle, but with aeration there could be more...

  6. nok scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    On the nose mahagony, wood polishing, honeycomb, figs, macerated red fruits, forest honey, sour cherries - mon cheri... Mon cheri comment tu t'appelles?

    Palate: chewy, heavy feeling, sweetish, what was on nose are in mouth - connected, multilayered, spiciness, cinnamon, that spiciness when concentrated. Feeling rough edges, not that complex, many waves of flavours, but i like it, its fun.

  7. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not so complex compared to Batch #5 an #6.... Easy to drink, sherry influence but a bit boring .....

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Comet67 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Glenallachie. There's a lot going on in this dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Walnuts and hazelnuts, moncheri, almond and vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong sherry influence, but not too dominant. Fat texture, much higher complexity than the predecessor batch 3. Red fruits, prunes and raisins and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is long, oak, lots of sherry, walnuts and a pepper.

  11. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: burnt caramel, honey mustard, dark chocolate and honeydew melon
    Palate: rich, maraschino cherries and Henderson's relish
    Finish: butter toffee and challah French toast

    With water
    Nose: raspberry jam, icing sugar, vetiver and blood orange
    Palate: jam doughnuts, strawberry jelly
    Finish: espresso powder and monkey's blood

    Tasted as part of part of Southport Whisky Club Club Night #6

  12. Casketje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I compared this vs my batch 5 that I have open - seems like the nose on this one is a bit darker as in more chocolate and coffee forward, while the other batch seems more on the red fruit side of things. The taste also has more of those type of flavours, and it doesn't taste have that older taste which I really liked in B5.

    Still, this is a well made and well matured whisky if you like this style. Seeing as the overall quality of A'Bunadh has gone down and the price has gone up, this is a good replacement if you fancy a clean cask strength sherry bomb. Plus it has a 10 year age statement, which should be applauded almost in this day & age.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. GlenWim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Modern sherry whisky
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very vinous, raisins, spices, cinnamon, cloves, nuts, woody
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, liquorice, vinous, nuts, raisins, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, arm, spices, raisins, woody

  15. elipszis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      milk caramel
      strawberry
      guilt
      walnut
    • Taste
      strawberry
      nutmeg
      cinnamon
    • Finish
      walnut
      dry
      white pepper

  16. hzs275 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  18. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  19. kofima scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice/clear notes of rum soaked raisins, brown sugar, and cherries (the sour ones) in the nose and on the palate as well. Toffee and caramel are also present. There is no bitterness and no detectable sulphur. On the flip side, this is a hell of a spicy/sharp dram - with loads of percievable black pepper and ginger. It does not disappear even after adding some water. The previous batches were simply more to my liking. I guess, the issue here for me is that the batch 7 has a higher portion of virgin oak than the previous batches had. I am not a huge fan of virgin oak, unfortunately... However, this is still a very good/recommendable whisky, especially under the 70 Euro mark.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very promising, beautiful sour cherry aromas...
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oh no, that's way too spicy for me!
    • Finish
      84 84
      Darn, the spicyness does not go away, even after I have dilluted the whisky to approximately 46%.

  21. RJKrueger scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A typical Glenallachie and an interesting good batch with lots of Oloroso sherry notes. It's worth it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of spice and wood on the nose, less sweetness and fruit than expected from the barrel selection. Orange zest, caramelized honey, nuts. With a little water it opens up more.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry sherry notes, nuts, dark chocolate and espresso notes, very spicy. Can use a significant drop of water for me. Then it becomes creamier and rounder.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, slowly fading sherry finish without off-notes or becoming flat and soapy. Even some sweetness still comes through.

  22. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    1712) The GlenAllachie, 10YO, Cask Strength, Batch 7
    • Nose
      N- Perhaps youngish, appeared shallow and somewhat patch-y. Earthy wine note with underlying herb-y raisin and custard, forward sherry sweetness with spicy menthol-y smokes drifting in from the distance. Sweetness intensified overtime with sour notes of tomato extract and cured meat emerged. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Px and wine rules, plenty of raisin and dates at retro-hale. Peppery almond with an OK doses of sulphur but get wee sourish. Weighty leather coat around the tongue that evolve from spicy to treacle sweet, fine creaminess with subtle surge of chewy dryness. Floral and earthy sweet, quite funky, may be high proportion, or some vibrant wine cask were vatted to this. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, cut hay, dryness shows with sticky sweet bitter herb that stays at the back of throat. Untimely wood-y oiliness that wasn't too pleasant. (85/19)

      B/B- 86/20 Still a decent CS. A reality check after roaring for two years with their B3 to B5. Signs of fatigue, but trust will get better again on coming batches.

      Weighted Rate- 80pt

  23. whiskyexperte scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose : Powerful sherry notes, oak

    Taste: Strong start with spicy sherry, cinnamon, chocolate, oak
    Finish : long , sherry , spicy

  24. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits, toffee, modern sherry, quite straightforward

  25. eselsim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tastes better with a few drops of water. Slightly more tannic than previous batches. Ideal abv for me was around 44-45%
    Good sipper. Dry peppery finish.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  26. volta1313 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    N21 P22 F21 B21

  27. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  28. JoshNRW scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasty but very barrel driven and the flavors are rather bumpy and heavy. The price is okay, but for an all-day dram I'd prefer something lighter.
    • Nose
      85 85
      85.5
      The different finishes are clearly in the foreground - a colorful soup of sweet and spicy sherry, oak and plum jam. However, the perceptible alcohol is covered by the sherry notes in the foreground.

      With more time it becomes round and sticky, sweet and sherry-heavy.
      With a lot of water then rather spicy-sweet.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A fruity sherry board with raisins, dried plums, liquorice and a very light mint note from herbal schnapps.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, but also intense due to the severity. Clearly alcoholic in the throat.

  29. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  32. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  33. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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