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Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Riegger's Selection (RS)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
2004
Bottled
28.05.2015
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
768
Number of bottles
597
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Whiskyhort - Just Whisky Oberhausen 2015
Added on
11 Jun 2015 2:50 pm by The Pied Piper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.00

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51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 2004 RS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2020] A good friend recommended this bottle so I have to try it, for sure...

    ...and it is worth a try. The sherry is not too present so the trademark Glenallachie profile with its dark home-grown fruit (morello cherries, mirabelles) shines through nicely. Easy quaffable stuff, the bottle was gone during one evening (with friends, of course).
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is chestnutoloroso sherry and the nose offers an interesting fruity sherry profile which combines both the fruits of the wine (small yellow plums, oranges, raisins) and the malt (dark cherries, cranberries and more). Pretty balanced and without any off-note, the wood is just about perfect in its structure. I really enjoy to sniff this dram.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is drivenby the sour-sweet winey flavours first before the malty and wooden notes join in and create an enjoyable harmonic setting. Again no flaws that I can find. It is greatly chewable and I strongly advise to do so because all lot more flavours are released this way. Actually, this is a very fine taste for a ten years old dram.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives a little hot but nicely coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more spices (peppers, ginger) and chocolatey impressions. Again no bitter or drying moments, this is a fine modern sherry maturation. Water is not needed as it flattens both nose and taste, this dram should be enjoyed neat (at 55.4% abv).

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

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Gold-brown color, very appetizing. Initially a bit pungent in the aroma. I'll give him some time. Then noticeably softer, beautiful sherry barrel, but also the oak makes itself felt. Very fruity, warm start, it drives me the saliva in the mouth. Oh, there is a lot, relatively complex, ripe. Vanilla comes out, ripe fruit, an alcohol note in the background. A drop of water makes it a little creamier, almost fruity. Plums, grapes. A very nice whisky with a rather long finish ...

  5. d1scostu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The whisky house in Oberhausen has a very nice barrel filled here. In particular, since it is a very little distilled distillery, the whisky knows how to inspire me. With currently still 59, - EUR per bottle also a snapper.
    • Nose
      Freshly baked yeast cake with raisins and pleasantly fruity sherry. Dark oranges, cherries, cranberries and almond oil. Behind it lies subtle marzipan and some eggnog. The alcohol is well integrated and is no longer noticeable in the glass after a few minutes. It should also be mentioned how wonderfully turbid this whisky is, it has neatly taken away sediments from the barrel.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is powerful first, but then makes room for a malty sweetness, which contrasts with the sharpness of black pepper. Later followed by dark berries, grapes, burnt sugar and a clear oak cargo, which tickles on the palate. Coffee beans in very dark chocolate and even an idea of ​​charcoal. That was not to be assumed in the aroma, great!
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit short, but with soft raisins, marzipan, grapes and surprisingly strong spiciness from the barrel to please. One is tempted to quickly take the next sip.

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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