Glenallachie 14 Years Old Vintage 2005 Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Gordon & Macphail
"Connoisseurs Choice" Cask Strength, distilled in 2005, bottled June 3rd 2020
60.3% ABV, 750 ml, 302 bottles produced
Color: Rich amber with hints of gold.
Nose: Aromas of honey and vanilla mingle with notes of dried fruit, particularly apricots and raisins. There is also a subtle spiciness, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: The whisky has a rich, creamy mouthfeel, with flavors of toffee and caramelized sugar leading the way. There are also notes of orchard fruits, such as apples and pears, and a gentle oakiness that provides a pleasant backdrop. The high alcohol content is evident, but not overpowering, adding to the overall complexity and depth of flavor.
Finish: The finish is long and warming, with a delicate sweetness that lingers on the palate. The dried fruit notes from the nose reappear, along with a touch of dark chocolate and a hint of smoke.
Overall, the Glenallachie 14 Years Old Vintage 2005 Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Gordon & Macphail is a well-balanced and complex whisky, with a rich and satisfying flavor profile. The high alcohol content may not be for everyone, but for those who enjoy cask strength whiskies, this is definitely one to try.