The GlenAllachie Cask Strength Batch 7 is a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak and Rioja casks. The resulting whisky bursts with indulgent notes of of ripe plums, dark chocolate and sticky raisins, all coupled with classic GlenAllachie honeyed charm.
Batch 7 is bottled at 56.8%, non chill filtered and natural colour.Glenallachie DISTILLERS Company
You guessed it, lovely and dark again, all natural goodness, medium thick swirl line, and it leaves beads all over my glass tbh. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Even with my sinuses it’s immediately obvious this is a cask strength dram, wow. Foresty, dunnage, and all darker fruits for me, no strawberries or cherries, all stewed dark fruits, the wood is more aromatic. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Very viscous on the palate, syrupy, and I’m getting the fisherman’s friends from the nose, it’s almost Smokey too, so much spicy Sherry and the wine cask is definitely evident. #TheWhiskeyChaps
With time the lighter more strawberry notes are coming through, and cough sweets, aniseed twists, pomegranates again, grapefruit bitterness, tannins @thedramble? Red apple skins, so much going on tbh. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Palate: Oh wow, amazingly buttery mouthfeel and big smack of jammy fruits and a touch of spearmint. There's also a warming cinnamon spice on the chest. A slight oaky (tannic) drying with some sweet pipe tobacco and faint spent matchstick.— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃🇺🇦 (@whiskeychap) May 11, 2022
Again nice and long, a consistent spiciness, leading into slightly bitter dark chocolate, cranberry, some drying, but I have to say a lovely developing dram, as was the Batch 6. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Finish – pepper, sweet, slightly metallic with the red fruits holding out nicely. Kind of sweet savoury and bitter/tannic. Grippy almost#TheWhiskeyChaps— Gareth Jenkins (@jenkaloid) May 11, 2022
Yep, said that at the start of this one too, but it’s quite ethereal isn’t it, hard to nail down, but definitely there. #TheWhiskeyChaps— Dram it Mick! 🇺🇦 (@StillSurreal) May 11, 2022
Yes another cracker of a 10yr old Cask Strength whisky from GlenAllachie. This one does take a little longer to open up than the Batch 6, but patience will be rewarded. As with the batch 6 i can’t fault this bottling, it really is a bottle of flavours to relish, definitely another i’d happily have a bottle of, and i’d say to other whisky drinkers to try it, even if it’s just a sample. The cask influences work so well, it’s very much a complete package.
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