Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Calculated age
38 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
MoS 11018
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2011 11:18 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 305.00

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35 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1973 MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.31 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Softness woody. A little hay. Fruity tenuous. A kind of "Littlemill light". Melon.
    • Taste
      Quite mellow and creamy, the end of the mouth gives rather in spices and dries up. It's not very thin, in terms of thickness. Blame it on the reduction?
    • Finish
      Nice length and nice development of spices.

      It may be the first time that such an "old age" seems so out of the ordinary.

      Nose & Mouth 3/5
      Final 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2094

  2. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    malthead: 90 points

  3. Rom scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose a little shy, wax, honey, vanilla, cotton candy and a hint of plum, all is pretty melted. A drop of water and time end up making it more expressive and accentuate the confectionery side. The palate is quite tannic from the start, with yellow fruits (especially plum) and flavors of white chocolate. Alcohol very well integrated. The tannins linger long in the finish, bringing a slight bitterness and a lot of astringency. The mouth is a little disappointing, for my taste he spent too much time in cask.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, very fruity scents, a little stewed, spices, vanilla and wood a little moistened.
    • Nose
      bouquet of flowers and fruits on a varnished table, dusted!
      it's pretty sweet at first, almost too flat, then aeration gives it a boost!
      there is white glue, balmy herbs and fruit on peach, plum, pear and some tangerine, a hint of melon and dry wood.

  5. peathead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very fruity, but really very fruity!

    In the mouth: Same thing, excellent! The influence of bourbon cask is subtle but very recognizable (vanilla, spices and a little liquorice). With some drops of water it becomes more bitter and less fruity unfortunately (but more grapefruit).

    Final: Slightly dry. With some drops of water the finish is shorter than before and drier.

    This is one of those whiskys that is better without the addition of water.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Boy, am I glad this was bottled as a single malt. This is anything but a blenders whisky. Good stuff. Unfortunately, due to age and limited availability, it will set you back about 169 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is a mixture of orchard and tropical fruits. Golden Delicious apples, pears, melon, gooseberry, but also slightly overripe apricots. Just like with the younger version, I cannot get the the olfactory image (oh, my, what am I saying?) of potato peel out of my head. The whole is a strange kind of sourish… yoghurt? It evaporates after a few minutes, though. But I did not image it (and it is not an off note!).
    • Taste
      It is mouthcoating and warm from the first sip. Again fruity, primarily pear. Again those Golden Delicious apples. And lemon pie! Vanilla, almonds, light pepper. No yoghurt, this time. Maybe it was my imagination after all. The oak speaks now with a slightly bitter and drying touch. This is a very complex drink, if you ask me.
    • Finish
      The drying and bitter oak continues in the lingering finish.

  7. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Like nearby Caperdonich, old Glenallachie seems so much more interesting than younger versions. This is the best version from this distillery I've tried so far.
    • Nose
      A rich burst of fruit potpourri. Lots of yellow apples, melons, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, mango...  Lovely fruitiness, great combo of exotic fruits and a cotton candy sweetness. Hints of (premium) moscatel wine. Some oily / waxy overtones and honey. Also a little vanilla and touches of sandalwood.
    • Taste
      Oily, drier and oakier. More fruit cake than actual fruits. Pear candy. Mixed with marzipan and waxy notes. Soft touches of pepper. Less expressive than the nose.
    • Finish
      Rather long with lemon, vanilla, malt and oak.


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