Glenallachie 10yr old Cask Strength Batch 6 57.8% ABV

glenallachie 10yr old cask strength batch 6
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Batch 6, which is limited to just 6,500 cases worldwide, is a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons, Rioja barriques and virgin oak casks, all personally selected and blended by whisky industry veteran, Billy Walker.

Presented at 57.8% ABV, without added colouring or chill filtration, the bold Cask Strength spirit is overflowing with dark chocolate fondant, tangy orange, heather honey and warm frangipane tart.

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Appearance

Yet again a lovely deep gold natural colour, heading towards chestnut. The swirl line is medium thick and it beads up instantly, dropping thin legs and teardrops. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Nose

Wow that’s a nose and a half, made my eyes water tbh. Yes big ABV, and rich, foresty again for me, evergreen boughs, blackcurrant jam, a lovely sweetness all through it tbh. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Cherryade, more wood varnish, more dunnage, and earthy too.

Palate

Sooo syrupy, really viscous, and again a super sweet/spicy combo. Cranberries, pomegranate, figs, fruit cocktail syrup, Black Forest gateaux, it’s so rich, one of the richest whiskies I’ve had the pleasure to taste tbh. #TheWhiskeyChaps

Finish

Nice and long, continued dark fruits, heading into dark chocolate, maybe slight Jaffa cakes. It’s really syrupy now, and fragrant wood finally coming through with dunnage, damp leaf litter. #TheWhiskeyChaps

My thoughts

It’s a BANGER! in my opinion, everything about it makes me smile, for only 10yrs old it’s impressive. From the start the mouthfeel is so syrupy, the nose is exquisite, and the palate so deep and robust, everything about it is perfect for the casks the spirit has been in. If anyone reading this review is yet to try it i’d advise at least trying a sample, you might find a new favourite dram.


A big thank you goes out to Leejay – @leejay2876 for joining us on one of our tastings for the first time, it was a pleasure, and for the use of his tweet in this review. Leejay can be followed on twitter using the button below.

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