The Glenallachie Distillers Company Ltd
Well balanced, just decays a little over time in the glass.
1989, 15 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Year of Bottling
Nose: Intriguing mix of sweet and dry. Raisin, some carbonised notes. Dried tangerine peel, chocolate, fruit loaf and some earth. Development shows a slight falling off.
Palate: Sweet start, some clove, treacle toffee. Has sufficient weight to cope with the oak. Has some light tannins.
Finish: Fruit peels, bitter chocolate.
Comment: Well balanced, just decays a little over time in the glass.
Nose: Perfumy. Luxury soap. A country house hotel. Polished oak. Beeswax.
Palate: Nutty. Honeyed. Suggests baclava, but not quite so sweet. Belgian wafers, interleaved with chocolate.
Finish: Liqueur-ish. Concentrated. Intense. Serve it with the petit-fours.
Comment: Perhaps too sweet for some malt lovers but packed with flavour. Bland it ain't.
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