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GlenAllachie 12 yr Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

GlenAllachie 12 yr Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distilled & Bottled by GlenAllachie

Region: Speyside

Type: Single malt

ABV: 46%

Age: 12yrs

Color: gold

This 12 year old single malt whisky (2018 bottling for this review) is GlenAllachie’s flagship bottle. It features whisky matured in Pedro Ximenez, Olorosso and Virgin Oak casks. As always, GlenAllachie offers this bottle without chill filtration or added coloring.

Tasting Notes


Nose: This opens with sweet malt and a nice buttery note along with some honey. Think: toasted barley bread slathered with honey butter spread. Then comes nutmeg and pepper spice as well as some melon.

Palate: Medium weight with a continuation of sweet melon along with the honey and spice from the nose. This is very easy to sip.

Finish: Medium in length, the bakery notes from the nose return as shortbread before transitioning to almond paste. Additionally, I pick up on more peppery/spicy notes.

Rating: 6/10, Above Average

Conclusion: This is nice. It’s a worthy edition amongst its peers in Speyside. Keep in mind that this is a 2018 bottling and that the older this review gets, the more I expect Billy Walker’s influence on this whisky to give newer bottles significantly more sherry influence. I look forward to getting a more recent release and comparing it against this initial bottling.

Rating | Description

1 | Undrinkable
2 | Bad
3 | Poor
4 | Below Average
5 | Average
6 | Above Average
7 | Good
8 | Great
9 | Excellent
10 | Perfect

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