Glenallachie 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB220856
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 8
Bottled
08.10.2022
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
PX/Oloroso Puncheon; Rioja/Virgin oak cask
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 10 22
Barcode
5060568325408
Added on
08 nov 2022 3:35 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 72.44

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Whisky reviews for Glenallachie 10-year-old

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.41 points.

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Typical Glenallachie 10 Cask Strength. Anyone who has tried previous batches knows what to expect here. Overall consistent and tasty, but batches 4 and 5 were better.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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  3. Islaywolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As usual, an excellent Glenallachie 10 CS.
    Fruity nose, sweet in the mouth and in the finish the sherry and the alcohol are very well balanced. ????
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Sith 45 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. besar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really like this whisky, I also like they add an age statement on their CS version.
    It is not a complex whisky and I really don't know what Glenallachie's spirit tastes like because all of their whisky is spoiled with oak.
    If you like a modern whisky with a lot of oak influence this is a good choice.

  7. MaroFF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting and quite nice to taste. A lot of fruit, sweet fruit jelly and cherry jellies, as well as smoke mist from a cigarette. Alcohol completely imperceptible.

    A drop of water
    Aroma: floral notes have arrived, yeast has disappeared, more leather and chocolate aromas. Fruitiness still noticeable with cherry juice in the foreground.
    Taste: more delicate, although slight bitterness is still perceptible, fruit jelly dominates, dark chocolate turns into milk. "+"
    Finish: still long, but the spiciness is very pleasant, it becomes honey with more molasses. "+"

    Whisky after adding water is slightly better for me, although in the original version nothing can be faulted. Despite her young age, she is very well balanced and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fruity, cherries, currants, raisins, freshly cut grass, slightly yeasty, old leather, small cigarette smoke
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, fruit jelly, cherry jellies, dried fruit, raisins, molasses, a bit of mint, young oak, heather honey at the very end
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, warming, quite sweet, dark chocolate, slightly spicy, with a slightly biting tongue and espresso coffee at the very end.

  8. LordIslay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another excellent 10 CS.
    Typical Glenallachie nose, very fresh and fruity. Despite the high AVB very pleasant in the mouth and finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  10. DrulyaSipper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Good balance, enjoyed it neat
    Nose is fragrant with cognac notes
    The palate is pleasant overall, but to my taste lacks nuances on a dark fruits side, not so sweet as expected, so probably Oloroso sherry cask has more influence
    Medium finish, woody/mild spices

  11. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. DramALife scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    A Christmas dram. Not very complex, Sherry very much dominated the whole experience, but it does the job. This is one of those you can drink it neat without worrying.

    [83-85] I’ll get a bottle unless my bank account says otherwise.

    N 26
    Rich sherry nose, very vinous. Dark raisins, figs, dates. Caramel. A whiff of sherry soaked oak. I know it’s cliché but I still have to say it smells like Christmas pudding. Alcohol very restrained.

    Water will surface the menthol and bring out a whiff of freshly cut grass note. Unfortunately also make the sulphur more noticeable.

    P 26
    Punchy landing expected. Sherry forward with that viscous toffee notes from PX casks. Then rich dates and dark raisins again. Marmalades. Crushed peppercorns. Then nutmegs and cinnamons. Slightly drying oak with only a mild touch of bitterness. Slightly meaty towards the very end.

    Few drops of water open up the oiliness and ripe fruits. Dark chocolate as well.

    F 24
    Mid finish. Drying oak spices and sweet fruits lingering. A touch of citrusy aftertaste. Vanilla pods. Charred oak.

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