Glenallachie 12 (OB)


When raindrop falls on Benrinnes, it either becomes delicious Glenfarclas, obscure yet tasty Benrinnes, or if it is unlucky, it will turn into Glenallachie.

 official bottling, matured for 12 years and bottled at a rare 43% ABV (40% was the standard).

Nose: grassy verging on vegetable, like a salty camphor spray, with an off-note of tulip and a soapy edge.

Mouth: a light bodied, cold bitter herbal tea with cinnamon, cloves, a touch of citrus and caramelised sugar.

Finish: short and bitter, notes of radish, slightly honeyd.

The Verdict: no, just no. It simply won’t do. It is not even interestingly bad. I’m not ging to waste any more of my time here.

Score: 73

Nose: 16

Taste: 18
Finish: 19 Balance: 21
   < 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs
75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it
80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 
85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet
90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle
95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house