Glenallachie 12yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Glenallachie 12yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 40018 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Textbook Glenallachie and textbook Speyside which make this the perfect dram for the flagship expression. The notes are precise and well defined yet delicate and easy going with flavors of heather, rose hips, orange peels, cinnamon laced honey, butterscotch. The texture, as seems to be the case with all Glenallachies, is beautiful and the palate builds on the aromas picking up additional notes of banana, mocha, peanut brittle and baking spices.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is such a well made, flavorful whisky at a very reasonable price. It is exactly the type that really gets me enthusiastic about single malts. Consider this.... 1. No artificial color added 2. Non-chill filteration. These to allow for the texture and flavor of the spirit to flourish! That's an honestly made spirit, my friends! What we have here is a Speyside, pot-distilled single malt aged in ex bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks to give it range, depth and softness. Be sure to spend some quality time with this little gem by letting it breathe. You'll be rewarded with a whole host of of captivating aromatics.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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