Glenallachie 14 Years Old Oloroso UK Exclusive

Glenallachie 13 Years Old Oloroso Cask Finish UK Exclusive

What they say

Bottled exclusively for the UK, this sophisticated 14-year-old Single Malt obtains its classic vanilla and spiced tones from maturation in 1st and 2nd fill American Oak Barrels before being re-racked into Oloroso Sherry Puncheons for over 2 years.

The whisky was monitored frequently by Master Distiller, Billy Walker, to ensure the achievement of exceptional balance between wood and spirit influence, before being bottled at natural cask strength of 55.4% for the ultimate flavour experience.

Official tasting notes

  • COLOUR Burnished Mahogany.
  • NOSE Rich butterscotch alongside warming mocha, toasted almonds and gentle pineapple.
  • TASTE Fresh espresso and dark chocolate, with zesty orange, sticky raisins and hints of ginger.

What I say

Exploring some recent Wine Cask and Wood Finish Series from The Glenallachie. Following on very much from his successes with both BenRiach and GlenDronach, here Billy Walker has taken maturing ex-Bourbon stocks at the Glenallachie and paired them with some superb cask finishes to explore their diversity. Finishing our trio of exploration with this 14 year old UK Exclusive having spent around 2 years in ex-Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at Cask Strength of 55.4% ABV.

Thanks to The Glenallachie for provision of a sample of this product.

  • ABV 55.4%
  • Age 14 Years Old
  • Bottler Official
  • Bottling Oloroso Cask Finish
  • Cask Oloroso sherry Cask
  • Category Speyside single malt whisky
  • Cost £89.95
  • Origin Glenallachie Distillery
  • Outturn ~6000 bottles
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undisclosed

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Dark red (16/20), quick, medium-large tears & numerous long, fine legs.
  • Nose Sweet and spiced, dried fruits, icing sugar, raisins, cherries, rum-soaked fruitcake, Christmas pudding and cake, nutty, chocolate, mocha coffee and toasted hazelnuts.
  • Taste Warming, heady, sweet and spiced, polished oak wood, earthy, chocolate, coffee, some orange zest freshness, raisins, malty, cherry, red grape, ginger nut biscuits and tinned pineapple.
  • Finish Long, dried fruit and nut, oak wood, some floral rose hints later.
  • Overall An absolute and utter Sherry Bomb! A mixture of Christmas cake, espresso coffee and nutty chocolate served to perfection. With an evocative nose of Christmases past and full-on sherry drenched palate, even better despite being perfectly drinkable as presented it also waters well if you desire.

Score 88/100

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