Glenallachie 12 Years

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GlenAllachie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Spices:
Pear:
Banana:
Berries:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Grape:
Honey:
Malt:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Mint:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Raisin:
Red Currant:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Spices:
Malt:
Oak:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Mint:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Orange:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Banana:
Cake:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Leather:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Oil:
Peach:
Plum:
Red Currant:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Finish
Fruit:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Herb:
Nuts:
Malt:
Apple:
Berries:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Grape:
Heather:
Leather:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:

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05. Oct 2019
When Billy Walker said in an interview that 'running GlenAllachie is fun', he caught my interest. Can you have a better motivation? With its selection of PX, Oloroso and virgin casks, the 12-year-old expression offers a busy nose. Fruity acidity, butterscotch and shortbread are followed by cinnamon, clay and fresh mint. Full-bodied, peppery and slightly mineral, the taste features banana, sage and hints of mocha. After Eight, orange zest and jelly babies accompany the cask-dominated finish. There are no shortcuts to quality, and this malt is ticking all the boxes.
RATING: 3.9/5.0 ≙ 86 pts
17. Aug 2018
Nosing: OrangeVanillaDried Fruit
Orange peel, vanilla custard and dried fruits. Takes a little time in the glass to open up. If you add just a drop of water the sweetness really comes forward.

Taste: SherryHoneyDried FruitOrangeOak
Starts sweet and honeyed. Transitions into a slightly sour/bitter orange oil flavour. With oak coming through at the end.

Finish: OakSpicesPepper
Medium lingering oak spiciness and white pepper. Drying

Comment:
I bought this as a pair with the batch 1 10 year old, and out of the two, I think I prefer the 10 year old a little more. Don't get me wrong, they're both very good, this one especially considering the price. You don't see a lot of 12 year old malts with this quality. The nose is great, but on the palate it's just not my favourite, I'm not a fan of that bitter aspect when neat (even if it is fairly restrained). Worth checking out though, very good stuff overall. At its best with just a drop of water added.
milkbonez
27. Nov 2019
Nosing: HoneyPineappleOilAlmondsMint not getting a big sherry character here

Taste: BananaMintGingerSweetHoney

Finish: GingerFruitOak

Comment: Sweeter malts tend to not be that popular among a lot of scotch drinkers, and typically the bad rap is from their shallowness. This is great in that it shows that even sweeter malts can have a lot of depth. Really like this one.
14. Mar 2020
Nosing: MaltSweetVanillaCaramelDried FruitBananaHerbs

Taste: MaltCaramelSweetVanillaOakSherryDried FruitMintLemonLemon PeelCoffee

Finish: medium finish.

Comment: A pleasant single malt with a caramel-butterscotch and sherry flavour that I would compare to a slightly lighter Macallan 12, however this also has a bit of a herbal lemony note, and slight hint of coffee also. It is quite good. 89/100.
Mahler
03. May 2020
Martin1966
31. Aug 2018
powerurs
11. Sep 2018
powerurs
11. Sep 2018
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27. Sep 2018
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21. Oct 2018