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%
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.