GlenAllachie 18 Year Old

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.


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