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17 Jul 2014

Glenallachie 1999 (Limburg Dramclub)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenallachie

The Limburg Dramclub was recently founded. For € 99 you get a one year membership, as well as the club bottling (currently this Glenallachie 1999), a ticket for the next edition of The Whisky Fair and a 5% discount on releases from The Whisky Agency, The Whisky Fair, Villa Konthor, Sansibar, The Nectar… and other related bottlers.

 

Glenallachie 1999 - Limburg DramclubGlenallachie 15 yo 1999 (57,3%, eSpirits for Limburg Dramclub 2014, ex-sherry cask)

Nose: nice, fairly modern whisky. Candy apples, berries, rum & raisins. Hints of raspberry jam and brown sugar. Honey notes and some leather as well. Sweet and sherried, but not too much, I like it. Mouth: powerful and juicy – now slightly less sweet than expected. A malty base, topped by plenty of berries and raisins. Gentle oak sets in, with subtle herbs.  A little ginger and liquorice. Bitter oranges. Chocolates with liqueur filling. A little marmalade too. Finish: quite long, quite a bit ‘greener’ and more leathery now, with hints of bitter oak.

It’s not the most complex dram, but it’s well-composed and so easy to drink. Sometimes these membership gifts are just things they want to get rid of – but surely not this time. Around € 80 without the membership.

Score: 87/100

Glenallachie 1999 (Limburg Dramclub) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-07-17

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