Glenallachie / Glenallachie

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 1 Review

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 1 The first set of releases since Billy Walker, formally of the Benriach, Glendronach, Glenglassaugh fame took over the helm at GlenAllachie and it is at cask strength and matured in a combination of American oak, Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso and virgin oak casks.

All of the GlenAllachie I'd had previously, which wasn't a lot, was from Independent bottlers so really interested in trying this selection of drams.

These drams were part of a Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire that I missed due to a work issue, and have finally caught up on.

This is not what I was expecting, not that I really knew what I was expecting at all anyway, but it's got a big nose and an even bigger palate. Seriously tasty with a wide range of complexity and flavours running through it, this is seriously drinkable and one that I really need to look at getting a full bottle of for those nights I just want warm up and enjoy a spicy warm sweet dram.

Pick up a bottle to try yourself from Master of Malt

Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me on this Tweet Tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

This is a lot richer on the nose than I was expecting, dark chocolate covered ginger bread and puff candy, hints of chocolate limes and key lime pie, sweet vanilla meringue, some sweet raisins and dried apricots, treacle scones and a touch of charred caramel pineapple.

Palate

The big ABV and the virgin oak has added a definite strike of spice on the palate, grated ginger and nutmeg, with light charred pineapple again, chocolate (dark) covered ginger bread again and a hint of lime cordial

Finish

Long, nutmeg and grated ginger, lime tingle

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 1
Age: 10
ABV: 57.10
Distiller: Glenallachie
Bottler: Glenallachie
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 11/03/2019 by Tom



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