Glenallachie 13-year-old

Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB217394
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Wood Finish
Bottled
30/31.07.2022
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
American Oak / Oloroso Sherry Puncheon Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 30 07 22, L 31 07 22
Barcode
5060568325255
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
13 sep 2022 9:50 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82.52

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 13-year-old

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

  1. MaltMatters scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Original blog post by me at https://www.maltmatters.de/glenallachie-13-wood-finish-series-oloroso-wood-finish/
    • Nose
      85 85
      The bouquet is composed of rich and dark fruit tones, some leather and tobacco. A slight acidity resonates, which benefits the complexity of the malt!

      Overall, I don't find the nose really complex even after a few sips, so the acidity is right here.

      However, what becomes more intense over time is the milk chocolate. I really like it here. Oh, what else is there? Orange!
    • Taste
      86 86
      The start is immediately strong. "Rich", meaning very rich in flavors, comes to mind - it performs immediately! Slightly oily but at the same time very accessible and therefore tasty for me.

      The malt still seems almost sparkling in terms of its degree of maturity, not set. In the wine world, one would probably say racy. It spreads nicely on the palate. Here, too, light leather notes; however, the focus is on the chocolate. I get a hint of nuttiness. Walnut and the pure skin of hazelnuts are what I associate the most.

      On the palate it develops into chocolate couverture. The RB1 from Callebaut comes to mind here because of the light acid notes paired with the fruit. The acid here is also a carrier that works appropriately.

      With water, the breadth and intensity gain even more impetus. It becomes significantly drier and, interestingly enough, gets dusty notes that "taste" like old boards left in a barn.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warmingly, the malt glides down the esophagus and exudes notes of oak. Medium to long lasting finish. I like it better with water as it has more volume and a sweeter finish.

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  3. SherryPeathead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 2ndSip scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    charged sherry malt, but varied on the nose;
    The taste is then no longer as sweet, alcoholic spiciness sometimes prevails; goes into a tart note, but without drifting into bitterness.
    Typical Oloroso finish malt that is not overdone.
    If it tasted a little more sweet (like from the nose), then I would probably buy a bottle, so the sample is enough for me. A nice-to-have whisky, but not a must-to-have malt.
    [86 - 82 = good whisky -> get (second) bottle? Maybe...]
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, dark/red fruits (especially plums soaked in rum raisins, but also wild berries), milk chocolate with a touch of cocoa powder, plus brown sugar, honey, vanilla, caramel, toffee.
      There is still something nutty to be found behind it, but without being able to say a specific direction; something between almonds and walnuts.
      Lighter fruits come through again and again, as well as a citrus-fresh moment.
      For me, the alcohol is basically well integrated, although it always tickles the nose.
      Over time the sherry transitions into a dry-tobacco-with-leather moment. Gingerbread with typical Christmas spices.
      With drops of water: it becomes sweeter and stickier, but it also looks "fresher".
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy and spicy, slightly peppery, lots of spices, dark fruits, becomes tart at the end. There was a slight acidic moment at the beginning, but that quickly subsided.
      Oak tannins, sherry spice (strongly reminiscent of an Oloroso), the sweetness from the nose can no longer be found in the taste - unfortunately.
      2nd Sip: fruity, again citrus-fresh acidity. A bit more sweetness (honey, caramel), but also quickly fades away.
    • Finish
      82 82
      long-lasting sherry spices, dark fruits, tannins. Tart note/dark chocolate.

  5. Obynapewno scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet, honey, dark fruit, currant jam, chocolate, wood, wood varnish, pepper
      Edit: 11.2022, after longer airing, Christmas notes are added, gingerbread stuffed with plums, covered with chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, chili spicy, cocoa, chocolate, tobacco, a bit of skin, wood, dark fruit very back
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, fairly fresh, wood, pepper, tobacco, chocolate

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Sporx scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, unfortunately a clear alcohol sharpness and acid note in the foreground (but decreases over time),

    taste
    Sweet, spicy, rather complex, oily (but also tangy at the same time), chocolate

    finish
    Medium length, sweet, spicy, some pepper

  8. RJKrueger scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Well, another Glenallachie mix that doesn't really make me smile. Not bad, but not good either.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Somewhat unbalanced, alcohol is noticeable, it definitely needs some time in the glass before you can taste it. Vanilla in the background, red berries and some resinous, spicy forest notes in the foreground.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet but also some sharpness on the palate. The mouthfeel is rather watery light. Later, the resinous-woody-spicy notes with a little mint come to the fore.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length; A certain freshness remains.

  9. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great drop, but also pretty sweet and generic, almost like sirup.

  10. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ... balanced with sherry, cinnamon and fig jam ...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  12. DawidAC scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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