GLENALLACHIE 25 YEARS 0.7LWHISKY
Finally for the 25-year -old. Again too many older Speysides see their fine spirit notes overwhelmed by the wood. Could GlenAllachie continue to buck the trend?
The nose gave me an instant hit of eucalyptus evolving to notes of leather, roses, pineapple, marmalade, milk chocolate and panettone.
The Palate was equally striking: highland toffee, ginger and white pepper, dark chocolate, pears and pineapple. Honey, caramelized sugar, well-fired fruit cake, every flavour quite deep but more subtle notes swirl around to add complexity no two glasses would ever be the same.
The 48 ABV supports a tremendous new whisky. I chose the 18 as my personal favourite because it is so great compared with its peers but this 25 is a fabulous whisky which I enjoyed in every way.
A select group of Speysides especially from the smaller producers are changing perceptions of Speyside whisky and GlenAllachie is going straight into that group I believe. These are all serious whiskies with real age differentiation where the barrel showcases the spirit to perfection. The old order is changing as consumers demand much more. This hidden gem will be widely followed as the flag bearer of a new trend.
You can buy Whisky on GOURMET website with free delivery in Cyprus or pick up your order in our store:
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