Abbey Whisky

The GlenAllachie

10 Years Old, 2008, AW Exclusive

ABV 66.2%
REVIEWED Issue 166
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Brand: The GlenAllachie, Abbey Whisky
Expression: 10 Years Old, 2008, AW Exclusive
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
Year of bottling: 2019
ABV: 66.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Abbey Whisky
Editor's Choice
Issue 166
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Sweet, dense and indulgent, like only the best puds: Jamaican ginger cake, sticky toffee pudding and treacle tart with warm caramel sauce.
Palate: More ginger cake, now a richly fruited and spiced sponge with currants, sultanas, dried peel and glacé cherries before nostalgic spotted dick with hot vanilla custard.
Finish: Spicy and long, a finish to savour.
Comment: Well structured, balanced and just delicious. It drinks well at such a high ABV too. One to revisit again and again.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Huge and rich, like a bath of black treacle. Stewed prunes, crystallised ginger and cola cubes. The thickest vanilla-laden custard.
Palate: Apples in milk chocolate, sherry-soaked raisins and warm Parkin cake. Hints of roast chillies and toffee coated walnuts. A faint preserved lemon sweet tartness too.
Finish: Comforting and coating. Takes its time to dry leaving gorgeous spices behind.
Comment: What a stunner. Everything seems to be knit together nicely with great depth and balance. 66.2%? Really?
Visit the distillery
The Glenallachie Distillers Company Ltd Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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