Glenallachie 12 Years

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GlenAllachie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 245 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Raisin:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Banana:
Plum:
Berries:
Malt:
Fig:
Herb:
Nuts:
Cherry:
Pear:
Grape:
Peach:
Herbs:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Orange:
Almonds:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Apple:
Coffee:
Green Apple:
Ginger:
Date:
Floral:
Lemon:
Pineapple:
Mint:
Black Currant:
Oil:
Tropical Fruit:
Leather:
Clove:
Tobacco:
Hazelnut:
Nutmeg:
Lime:
Red Currant:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Honey:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Banana:
Raisin:
Herb:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Berries:
Herbs:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Almonds:
Coffee:
Barley:
Heather:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Blackberry:
Alcohol:
Orange:
Fig:
Mint:
Grape:
Cake:
Chili:
Date:
Cherry:
Peach:
Pear:
Pepper:
Strawberry:
Wheat:
Apple:
Nutmeg:
Tropical Fruit:
Kiwi:
Clove:
Hazelnut:
Floral:
Ginger:
Walnut:
Leather:
Green Apple:
Lemon:
Pineapple:
Lemon Peel:
Red Currant:
Coconut:
Finish
Sherry:
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Herb:
Nuts:
Malt:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Honey:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Herbs:
Vanilla:
Heather:
Almonds:
Fig:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Alcohol:
Cinnamon:
Chili:
Berries:
Cherry:
Orange:
Banana:
Barley:
Plum:
Cake:
Grape:
Apple:
Wheat:
Ginger:
Maritime Notes:
Tobacco:
Anis:
Seaweed:
Walnut:
Hazelnut:
Leather:
Peach:
Blackberry:
Date:
Grapefruit:

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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
TheGreatMothra
17. Aug 2018
Nosing: Orange Vanille Getrocknete Früchte
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: Sherry Honig Getrocknete Früchte Orange Eiche
Starts sweet and honeyed. Transitions into a slightly sour/bitter orange oil flavour. With oak coming through at the end.

Finish: Eiche Gewürze Pfeffer
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.