Glenallachie 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.64/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB215528
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
20/21.05.2022
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st fill Bourbon, PX-/Oloroso- & Virgin Oak
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 05 22 & L 21 05 22
Barcode
5060568321080
Added on
06 aug 2022 4:20 pm by Torian
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.28

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 15-year-old

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.64 points.

  1. Torian scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This 15-year-old bottled on May 20th, 2022 was first in 1st fill bourbon casks and then matured in PX-/Oloroso- & Virgin Oak casks.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Aromatically sweet, caramel, notes of sherry, berries, blueberries, chocolate.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong, slightly bitter, spicy, notes of sherry and wood, light roasted aromas.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Strong but slightly bitter.

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  3. molpet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good, but not great. Heavy Sherry, red fruits, chocolate, caramel, spicy and sharp. Syrupy. Adequate finish. Fair price.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Meets what the colour suggests. No off tones.
    • Taste
      85 85
      I was hoping for a little bit of more depth. Don't get me wrong, it is still a good whisky.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium.

  4. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Pure sherry! Anyone who likes that kind of thing is well served here. Good PLV.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Alex scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good quality sherried dram, nice balance with a fruity core and warm spices from the wood

  6. Arrrrrdbeg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, Vanilla, Oak, Spicy, Raisins, Red Berries, Cereals, Caramel, Cherry, Herbs, Nutmeg
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, spicy, oak, vanilla, raisins, fruity, red fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, caramel
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, spicy, sweet, fruity, dark berries, oak, spices, vanilla, raisins, caramel, nutmeg, grain, nuts

  7. Gotan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    An excellent daily dram, full on the palate, but decidedly round and rounded. Enjoyable

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [November 2022] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...which is another modern high-proof sherry drink. The malt is completely buried under the aggressive sherry flavours, and Glenallachie's profile never was strong enough to withstand heavy sherry maturations. That is why Glenallachie was used for blending purposes only, until the investors bought this distillery and started a great marketing campaign focussing on sherry finishes (which can be sold at much higher prices). You know, after three years of a sherry finish you can skip the word finish and claim this is a sherry matured whisky (according to Scottish law).

    Because of that many new connoisseurs think they discovered a hidden secret. Sorry folks, Glenallachie never was a secret. It was intentionally overlooked by the connoisseurs of the past because of its limited single malt capabilities (which was the reason why Pernod Ricard sold this distillery, too).

    Do not get me wrong: There some excellent Glenallachie bottlings out there, but none of them was (heavy) sherry matured. This malt simply cannot cope with heavy sherry.

  9. Kalamadei scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    it is not that bad for a daily sipper, you feel a lot of Px and Oloroso notes in the palate.

  10. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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