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The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old French Oak Finish (Whisky Review)

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

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Time for another dram!

A Limited Edition Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, this Glenallachie was first matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and then kept for 18 months in French Virgin Oak Casks.

It is Non-Chill-Filtered and has 48% ABV.

A bit about

The GlenAllachie is an independent Speyside distillery, established in 1967. They have a very interesting series of whiskies aged in a variety of casks, such as Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez, Madeira or Moscatel.

As I mentioned that this particular whisky is non-chill-filtered, I think it would be rude not to explain what I mean by that.

Chill Filtering means the whisky is passed through a fine filter at low temperatures in order to remove some residue and it is mostly done to prevent the whisky from becoming cloudy.

So far I've heard quite a few pros and cons to both chill-filtered vs non-chill-filtered whiskies, but at the end of the day, it's still a matter of personal preference, no matter how much you look into the production process. To me, it means it has a bit more aroma and a more oily mouthfeel compared to the filtered ones.

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Time to try it!

The GlenAllachie 10-Year-old French Virgin Oak Finish has a beautiful natural golden colour and 48% ABV. With a good amount of delightful caramel and orange on the nose, quite a sweet taste and ginger and coffee on the finish, it feels as strong as you'd expect considering the alcohol percentage. I found it to be delicious and super easy to drink ( you can probably tell from the less than half a bottle in the pictures)


It feels like a very palatable Whisky, I enjoy it best neat, but feel free to add ice/water/whatever you desire to it, I'm sure you'll still appreciate all the abundance of flavour it has to offer. You can find it for around £60 in the UK and I think it is worth the price.

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If you've ever tried the GlenAllachie 10-Year-Old French Oak Finish Whisky, please let me know in the comments below what you think of it, or, if you find this post useful or entertaining, please click on the little heart below, nothing bizarre will happen, but it will make my day a bit brighter.

I'm not an expert in any way (probably obvious for some) but I do offer my honest opinion and I try and describe as accurately as I can the whiskies I try.

As always, please drink responsibly.

I hope life is treating you well. Take care

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