Review: GlenAllachie 14 Years Old Port Single Cask 2006 #7862

Review: GlenAllachie 14 Years Old Port Single Cask 2006 #7862

GlenAllachie’s relaunch hit the U.S. in earnest a few years ago. Now fans of the whisky can dig deeper into its archives with this single cask bottling, which spends 14 years in Port pipes. Just 331 bottles were turned out from this cask, #7862.

We received a small sample to check out. Let’s dig in.

Fresh and fruity on the nose, the Port element isn’t overwhelming, dialed back thanks to the hefty level of alcohol. The palate doubles down on fruit with a strong plum and cherry note, plus an ample floral character that evokes potpourri. Notes of menthol, brown butter, and even a hint of peanut butter late in the game all sedate the whisky’s sweeter elements and give it a more savory grounding on the finish. I wish I’d had more than the small sample I was tasting to explore, for this feels like a whisky whose charms fully open up probably halfway through the bottle.

110.8 proof.

A- / $190 /

GlenAllachie 14 Years Old Port Single Cask 2006 #7862




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

1 Comment

  1. kallaskander on July 1, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Hi there,

    a simple question concerning all modern Glenallchie bottlings.
    Why should the then owner have invested in port or sherry casks or anything else out of the extraordinary during their ownership in the years befor the sale when the distillery made malt for blending and was never intended to be bottled as single malt?
    Ex-bourbon casks are so much cheaper.


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