Tasting note: Matured in a combination of Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks and bottled at a slightly higher ABV, this is the pinnacle of Glenallachie’s new core range with just 160 bottles offered to the huge US market. Australia recently received a handful. It’s hard not to like what happens to Glenallachie as it ages. The extroverted richness is tempered, and the malt takes on a more mature, integrated persona. There’s still no shortage of flavour, especially ample dried fruit and chocolate box notes, however the layers and length make this more of a thinking man’s malt. The freshness of youth is also nicely retained at the finish. 48% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Other reviews… The oldest bottling in the range, this was aged in a combination of Pedro Ximénez, oloroso, and American oak casks. Farmyard aromas, with oak and dark chocolate. Very smooth and supple on the palate, with orange marmalade, raisins, and old oak. The finish is quite short, with dried fruit and milky coffee.