Continuing with the GlenAllachie line up review and today we’re up to the 18 Year Old. This time only two kind of casks were involved in creating this whisky: PX sherry casks and American Oak casks (which I assume is a code name for ex-Bourbon casks).
Since I liked the 12 Year Old a lot and the 10 Year Old isn’t too shabby, lets see if the trend continue with this older sibling.
GlenAllachie 18 Year Old (46%, £72.50/€89.90)
Nose: Very closed and restrained at first. After a few minutes we get the limestone again, citrus, mellower, gentle white pepper, pears and a touch of apricot, honey and a bit of vanilla, less fruity than the younger siblings.
Palate: Spicy, sweet honey, heather, pepper, limestone, stone fruit, a touch of pears and peaches, drying towards the end.
Finish: Medium length, white pepper, limestone, spicy honey and stone fruit sweetness.
Thoughts: An OK-ish dram. But frankly I expected more from the 18 Year Old as I tend to believe that for Older drams the bar is set higher, especially after liking and enjoying the 12 Year Old and the 10 Year Old.