This limited edition GlenAllachie was released a couple of months ago by Passion for Whisky, and to nobody’s surprise it sold out rather quickly. I was conscious enough to order a bottle in time, and of course it was bottle-shared.
I recently finished my sample and wrote tasting notes for it. Honestly, I went in a bit apprehensive. This color after only 12 years suggests that the cask has completely eradicated the spirit itself and with PX, that generaly results in a rather sweet and simple dram. Not bad, but not overly complex either.
It’s sweet and spicy from the start, with quite some oak influence. Slightly minty with a hint of cigars. The oak isn’t a surprise, the minty note is.
The palate continues with the hints of cigars and dried fruits. Dates, plums, figs. Also the minty note, although it’s more menthol like now. Oak and some pepper.
The finish is a bit more round than the palate was. A bit more oak but also a hint of barley, mind and dried fruit.
Well, the good thing is that I really love the note of cigars and mint. I didn’t expect those and they make for a more interesting whisky to say the least. On the other hand, the cask has mostly overpowered the spirit, only the finish shows a bit of barley to me.
It still is a really good whisky, but it is a bit simple. Gorgeous color though!