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The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish Review


30th September 2019
Review of The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish.

The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Port Wood FinishThe Glenallachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish was first matured for over eight years in American oak barrels before being re-racked into vintage Ruby Port wood pipes sourced in North Portugal which the Glenallachie tells me has developed the flavour depth and complexity of the whisky, adding vibrant fruit flavours.

This Glenallachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish is one of three new wood finishes launched by the Speyside distillery in July this year and just like the other two bottlings in the range it has been bottled at 48% ABV, it is naturally coloured, non-chill-filtered and has an RRP of 54.99.


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A lovely enticingly rich perfumed nose, honey, toffee and a slightly candied fruity mix of strawberry, cherry, ripe raisins and sweetened plum.

Taste: Honey and treacle toffee coated cherries charged with a lovely vibrant oak spiciness lead the way, some late plum and dark chocolate

Finish: The fruit fades quickly leaving some slightly drying lingering gentle oak spices.

Comment: I did enjoy this but not a huge port influence, there is enough to get a taste for it but personally I was left wanting more, I wonder what it would have been like with another 6 months or so in the port pipe or more influential port pipes.

SMW Score 81/100


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