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Glenallachie 15 year old

Distillery: Glenallachie
Region: Speyside
Age: 15
Chill-filtered: No
Strength: 58%
Batch No.: GA 15 001
Colour: Copper
Nose: Rich, sherry
Taste: Rich, sweet and powerful
Finish: Long, warm, spicy and dry
Rating: 9/10
Glenallachie 15 year old

Beautiful colour to this one, rich, dark copper from the first-fill sherry cask. Masses of flavour comes through as soon as you take that first sip, and there is no doubt that it cask strength either. A little water is needed for this one that for sure. With the addition of the water the nose becomes a little lighter and easier to pick out the aromas. Taste is not affected much by a little water, you have to dilute it quite a bit for that, it has to be the most powerful whisky I have tasted. Even heavily diluted though you still get the warm and spicy finish, just a little less dry.

I’ve had this one for a number of years now and to be honest, I’m not sure if you can get it anymore, I got it from The Glenlivet distillery so maybe it is still available there. From memory it was around £35 for a 50cl and I have to say, it’s worth every penny.