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Overall rating
86.09/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
492
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Mar 2015 9:46 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 113.91

3 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1992 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.09 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2018] The new owners of Glenallachie try to reposition this malt in the premium segment (like they did successfully with BenRiach and GlenDronach before). But is this malt truly that excellent? Not sure, that is why I try another older bottling from a time when (almost) nobody noticed this distillery at all (and that I bought for 75 Euro)...

    ...and this dram proves the high potential of Glenallachie, again (like WB id 86041 did before). It offers both an impressive and complex profile without any flaw or off-note that is very, very quaffable. A completely old style Traditional Scotch of the finest kind, hopefully the new owners keep this profile...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a fine Traditional Scotch profile that is oily, waxy and nutty before some shy fruits and spices dare to join in. After some breathing it grows impressively on additional barley sugars, honeys and herbal aromas. Hey, I like this! It is not the greatest nose of all but it is a pleasure to explore and enjoyable to sniff...
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is quite impressive on an old style flavour of milk chocolate with hazelnuts and coffee beans (really!) that I personally like very much. After some chewing more flavours pop up - among them mocha, green tea, spices, muscovado sugars, walnut oil and many more. All fits perfectly into a balanced mix that is nicely layered and chewable - and dangerously quaffable, of course...
    • Finish
      91 91
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and (a little) coating without distracting moments. The finish is long and vanishes slowly in several fading waves what is pure pleasure. It turns more chocolatey and spicy towards the end (what often happens with such profiles) and leaves a fantastic last impression. Water turns the dram smoother and even more quaffable but nevertheless I like the neat dram best (because of its bold impressions)...

  2. Thirstin scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Wet Gravel and Berry/Orange Hard Candy in a Swimming Pool

    Needs some time exposed to the air or with some air in the bottle to open up. Immediately after opening, the nose had an unpleasant turpentine note that went away with time. After allowing the bottle time to open up, and giving 20 minutes in the glass, nose is initially like wet rocks or gravel, mineral and faintly marine … but freshwater rather than seawater … a touch of swimming pool? A dank note … maybe some grassiness. All this is enjoyable. It develops a faint scent of hard candy … a berry flavor … with some citrus (orange) notes. Taste is yummy. Mouthfeel is like smooth orange juice. Development a bit more interesting, transitioning to something musty and savory. Develops a nice depth of body. Enjoyable to explore. Sipped quickly after a pour, I got sugar crystals on the finish. It drowns very easily. Add no water or one drop. This takes some effort, a good amount of time and patience, but it’s extremely complex and interesting for a Glenallachie at 48%. A good cleaner, somewhat austere option but still very yummy, fresh and interesting.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful interplay of nose and taste, the finish also fits. Prima Speysider from the Bourbon barrel.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The scent of a spring meadow, partly already mowed. Fruity, with hints of pear compote, freshly cut green apples, some lemon. Vanilla. The nose is flowery-fruity-fresh and very inviting.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy with nuts and almonds. In contrast to the nose, the 22-year-old barrel on the tongue is fairly straightforward with a pleasant woodiness. Toffee sweets, biscuit dough, whole milk cola, coffee powder - and again and again the oak, which pushes forward. Dryness is spreading. The flower meadow from the nose does not appear on the tongue, instead, there are oranges and raisins. Mild herbs, pepper. Now less fresh and light than in the nose, but rather chocolaty dark. Over time, cooling menthol and a hint of peppermint come.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long, almond purée, tart herbs, dark chocolate, oak, menthol.

  4. volker40sw scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at a blind online tasting on 04-17-2020. (82/84/82)

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice dram. Happy to have tasted a sample. A bottle would be to much for me. Nothing to really remember tomorrow.
    • Nose
      An average whisky. Classic Speyside profile. Not very exciting or surprising. ‘Green’ whisky. Quite a lot of grassy notes. Also dry citrus like in lemon ice tea green. Alcohol is quite harsh for a 48% abv.
    • Taste
      Quite a thin/fragile body. Waxy mouthfeel. Mainly Sour, bitter and a little sweetness. Alcohol could have been better integrated after 22 years. Dry herbal tea notes.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Bittersweet and dry. Again a lot of grassy and citrus-like nose. Lemonpeel at the very end.

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I think this is quite a good whisky. It is not hugely complex, and very classic whisky. But it has some old school style to it.
    One to enjoy over time, not to drink in a hurry.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet and grassy, hints of marzipan and straw. This one is quite focussed on the spirit side of the malt. There are hints of sugar and honey in the background.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and honeyed. Little vanilla and freshly cut grass. A little soft note of sweet liquorish.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length. Sweet caramel with hints of vanilla. Fades away with some nice sweet and sour notes.

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whisky will for sure not be very memorable at a whisky-festival. There you drink many whiskys in too short time. And for this whisky you really need to take a bit more then just "some time". For sure not a whisky for starters; it is very subtle and I really do not want to use the word "complex". If this is like hs305 describes below traditional profile, then I for sure want to have some more like this.
    • Nose
      89 89
      I followed below advise in the review of "hs305". I left it in the glass to breath for some time, while warming it in the hand. Then indeed great flavors come to the front. Fruity and spicey. But very mild. 15 Minutes later, I increased the score from 88 to 89.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, waxy, nutty. Chocolate. All flavors exactly match.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long to long. Warm indeed. Pleasant. The taste slowly fades away.

  8. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during BYOB dinner of WCY ......
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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