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Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1992
Bottled
08.06.2016
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
198
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Aug 2016 7:53 am by msofb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128.00

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenallachie 1992 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  I had just a few Glenallachie so far and none of them was remarkable.  But last week I tried the worst whisky that Serge ever tasted (he scored it one point only and asked: Can whisky rot?) out of curiosity that was a Glenallachie (WB id 83678).  Surprisingly I found this dram not too bad so Serge must have had a spoiled or mislabeled sample (or his taste is sensitive to something where my taste buds are not). 

    I am interested now if other nice Glenallachie are out there and bought these two bottles for a head-to-head tasting:  This 23-years old (Japan only) "Small Batch" release (SM) for 98 Euro and another 23-years old "Authentic Collection" (AC, WB id 83523) for 103,50 Euro, both distilled in 1992.

    Oops, both drams are really good and I will certainly put Glenallachie on my watchlist from now on...  While the AC is a nice dram to sip both pre- and after dinner the SM is simply great (according to my taste buds).  It is not just dangerously quaffable but interesting to explore too - a flabbergasting surprise!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The AC is pale gold while the SM is surprisingly dark for a bourbon hogshead at burnished. The AC shows a texture of a few slow legs and very late small tears while the SM offers more slow legs and many fat sticky tears. So the oiliness of both drams is good with the SM looking almost great.

      The AC offers a rich and quite complex grassy-nutty-honey profile that is very fresh and nicely balanced. I like it! But the SM counters this with a superb summer floral-herbal-spicy profile with firm wooden aromas that I like too. Both are quite different but really good and I go for a draw.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The SM offers a multi-layered flavours profile that is centered around fruits, spices, barley sugars and some herbs (in the background). Really delicious, I can chew this for minutes. The AC is quite rich on the palate too with honey, nuts and spices. A real nice one but it has no chance against the great SM taste. Nevertheless I like the AC too, no doubt.

      Some drops of water open the nose of the SM further (now it is better than the AC) and smoothen the taste, actually I like it that way even more. With the AC the water releases some (minor) cheesy aromas both in the nose and on the palate that I do not like so this is best when neat.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The AC arrives warming and coating on the palate with a slight astringent feeling (papers). The SM is even better and instantly coats all of the mouth with no bitter-drying-astringent moments at all, this is one of the best mouthfeel I had for a long time - superb!

      Both show a long finish that vanishes nicely in several waves. The AC adds some fine chocolatey flavours to its profile without any bitter or drying notes. The SM offers some chocolate too but adds many more aromas (find out about this yourself, it is really good!). Again the SM is better but the AC is very good, too.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]   I re-tasted it today and find this dram as one of the nuttiest I had so far.  Very delicious, I fully confirm my first rating.  The best Glenallachie I had ever...

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