30th September 2019
Review of the
new GlenAllachie 15 Year Old.
GlenAllachie 15 Year Old is the latest
addition to the Speyside distillery's
core range, it is described by Master
Distiller Billy Walker as the perfect
representation of the distillery’s DNA.
He believes the 15 year old is an
exceptional balance of the distillery’s
spirit and the influence of the Sherry
casks used during maturation.
Technically you could say that this is a
wood finish whisky but it has been
released as a part of the GlenAllachie
core range and not the recently launched
wood finish range, slotting in between
the 12 and 18 year old.
The GlenAllachie 15 Year Old has been
finished for around 20 months in two
types of Sherry casks – Pedro Ximenez
and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads
which the distillery say were chosen to
deliver depth and finish to the whisky,
and to add notes that enhance the
distinctive butterscotch and chocolate
flavours of The GlenAllachie spirit.
The GlenAllachie 15 year old joins the
10 year old Cask Strength; 12 year old;
18 year old; and 25 year old in The
GlenAllachie core range which was first
launched in 2018.
Glenallachie 15 year old is bottled at 46% ABV, it is
naturally coloured, non-chill-filtered
and has an RRP of £62.99.
Morrison's Tasting Notes:
Sweet dark cherry and damson jam,
blackberries and orange. A little
vanilla custard and sweet oak spice
hiding behind the fruit.
Plum pudding and sweet raisins with a
touch of orange sauce all infused with
sweet spice and a nice light late touch
of vanilla toffee and dark chocolate.
The sherried fruits bow out to leave the
now slightly peppered gentle sweet oak
spice to have the last word.
It shows the potential the whisky has
with longer in a sherry cask. A pleasure
in the mouth but short lived on the
finish. Still a nice clean lightly
sherried everyday dramming easy drinker
from the Glenallachie although it
difficult to overlook the 12 year old
expression at around £20 less.
SMW Whisky Score
You will find the GlenAllachie
core whisky range available from
specialist online whisky retailers such
Glenallachie Core Range Whisky
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