Whiskey Review: GlenAllachie 2004 PX Single Cask 15 Year Old

Previously we took a look at a pre-Billy Walker era GlenAllachie, but today we have this Billy Special — a very wet ex-PX single cask, from the colour.

GlenAllachie 2004 PX Single Cask 15 Year Old / 58.6%

Tasted neat

Distilled 08.10.04, this is bottle 060/319 bottled in February of 2020 for Japan’s Whisk-E LTD at 15 years old from PX hogshead #4133.

Of course, natural colour, and non-chill-filtered cask strength.

  • Color: mahogany (1.6)
  • Nose: rich, stewed berries and plums, a hint of Hermes Le Jardin perfume, cinnamon roll and fruit tarte; graham crackers
  • Taste: intensely sweet, pine sap, chocolate, honey-roasted pork, and fennel
  • Finish: oily, extremely long, with sandalwood and black pepper; vanilla icing

There’s a massive amount of sopping wet sherry cask influence going on here — but critically, it’s not over the top; the spirit is clean and aged nicely, thanks to the smaller size of the hogshead. Punchy ABV, but very sweet. If you don’t favour sugary, almost cognac-like, sherry bombs, this one should be a skip for you.

Rating: 91/100

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Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade