Glenallachie 12 (OB)

Sigh...

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


glenallachieDescription:
 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