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The Glenallachie 12 Year Old Review

23rd August 2018
Review of the new Glenallachie 12 Year Old.

The Glenallachie 12 Year OldThe Glenallachie 12 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 Glenallachie 12 Year Old is described by Walker as "the heart of our range", matured in a combination ex-American Bourbon Oak, Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks, bottled at 46% ABV it is naturally coloured, non-chill-filtered and has an RRP of 42.50.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A fine balance of gentle honey, raisins and equally gentle sweet oak spices. Buttery toffee after a few inhalations.

Taste: A balance of honey, vanilla and almonds leads followed closely by some juicy raisins & sultanas and a little fresh apple fruitiness. A little cinnamon spiciness trying to break through.

Finish: Medium length, the fruitiness fades first, coffee, nutty, mildly drying gentle oak spice.

Comment: I can't fault this, a nice clean lightly sherried Glenallachie, certainly an easy drinker for everyday dramming.

SMW Scotch Blended Whisky Score 85/100

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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