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Glenallachie 12 Year Old

The "other" Mr. Walker?

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@OdysseusUnboundReview by @OdysseusUnbound

28th Oct 2020

1

  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    86

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Glenallachie was relaunched by the famous Billy Walker back in 2017-2018. Walker gained international acclaim for the work he did with the Glendronach and BenRiach brands. Glenallachie's flagship 12 year offering is matured in a mixture of virgin oak, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. That much wine maturation raises some flags for me since I'm sensitive to sulphur, but I've heard naught but great things about this re-launched brand. This review is from a sample provided by a friend.

Tasted neat from a Highland Whisky Glass

  • Nose: melon (cantaloupe), honey, oak, dried fruits (raisins mostly), banana
  • Palate: medium-bodied, lots of honey, bananas, oak, butterscotch
  • Finish: very interesting. It gets darker with a little bit of mocha, dark chocolate, and butterscotch on the finish. The malted barley character also makes its presence known. An interesting development from a light-ish, fruity nose, to a medium-pitched arrival on the palate which becomes darker on the finish. Very well executed. This sells for about $75 in Alberta, and I would not hesitate to pay that for a bottle.

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3 comments

@65glenfarclas
65glenfarclas commented

I'd take a punt at $75 (maybe even as high as $100 due to the high ABV) but our LCBO overlords just listed it for $132 - a bloody hard pass at that rate. lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/…

about one month ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@65glenfarclas I don’t think that’s the same one I’ve reviewed. That’s a special edition PX finish, bottled at a higher abv.

about one month ago 0

@65glenfarclas
65glenfarclas commented

I see that now, however, still big premium for a quick dip in "seasoned" PX casks and 2% extra ABV

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