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The Glenallachie 18 Year Old Review

23rd August 2018
Review of the new Glenallachie 18 Year Old.

The Glenallachie 18 Year OldThe Glenallachie 18 Year Old is one of four new whiskies in the recently launched core range from the Speyside distillery under the new owners, a consortium lead by Billy Walker, who some of you will already know from his time at the helm of the BenRiach Distillery Company.

The distillery say that this 18 year old expression "exemplifies the signature style of The Glenallachie, a combination of rich and robust spirit", matured in a combination Pedro Ximinez, Oloroso and American oak casks, it has been bottled at 46% ABV, it is naturally coloured, non-chill-filtered and has an RRP of 92.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet vanilla toffee, a little lemon and honey sponge cake.

Taste: Rich. Delicious honeyed almonds are joined by dark cherry, burnt raisins, orange, chocolate, a little zesty lemon, cinnamon and some fresh apples in the mix also. Some lovely sweet oak spices at play also

Finish: Medium length finish with the fruit fading leaving dark chocolate and some sweet oak spice.

Comment: The nose somewhat concealed the pleasure to come in the mouth, a delicious fruit, honey and almond mix complemented by the 18 years of oak influence on the spirit. If the pleasure on the palate could have carried on longer into the finish this could have been a stunning whisky.

SMW Scotch Blended Whisky Score 89/100

You will find the new Glenallachie core whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

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