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GlenAllachie 30-Year-Old Batch One Single Malt Scotch Whisky GlenAllachie 30-Year-Old Batch One Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Batch one of GlenAllachie's 30-year-old single malt.

Crafted by Billy Walker, this has been bottled at cask strength 48.9% from nine casks. They included Pedro Ximenez and oloroso ex-sherry as well as chinquapin and virgin oak casks.

Batch one is a release of 2,000 bottles.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fruit cake, raisins and mocha, with honey, cinnamon and coconut.

Palate: Layers of dark chocolate, fruit cake, raisins, honey and figs, with treacle, orange zest and nutmeg.

Founded in 1967, GlenAllachie is part of that flurry of new distillery builds that highlighted the period of great optimism for the Scotch whisky industry. Fuelled by an American market hungry for whisky, the distilleries of this time were designed to accommodate the lighter, drier style that the Americans seemed to prefer. That was certainly true of GlenAllachie, who’s style has always been regarded as light and certainly barley-forward.

GlenAllachie has, up until now, been best known as a blending ingredient of the Chivas Brothers stable. They bought the distillery in 1989, re-opening the Speyside site after it was decommissioned in 1987. Rarely seen as a single malt outside from the odd independent bottling and Chivas limited edition, the house style saw it being used as a vital – though usually anonymous – in a number of blends.

The distillery has taken on a new purpose in the Scotch spectrum following the 2017 purchase by Billy Walker. Walker had sold the BenRiach distillery and its sister sites GlenDronach and GlenAllachie to Brown-Forman for a healthy sum, meaning he was not only on the lookout for a new distillery to play with, but also one that had plenty of stock maturing in warehouses to create new expressions. Launched in 2018, GlenAllachie’s name is taking – for the first time in its history – pride and place on the front of its bottles.

SKU:
5060568322995
Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Style:
Single Malt
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Speyside
Producer:
GlenAllachie
Size:
700ml
ABV:
48.9%
Age:
30

Description

 

Batch one of GlenAllachie's 30-year-old single malt.

Crafted by Billy Walker, this has been bottled at cask strength 48.9% from nine casks. They included Pedro Ximenez and oloroso ex-sherry as well as chinquapin and virgin oak casks.

Batch one is a release of 2,000 bottles.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fruit cake, raisins and mocha, with honey, cinnamon and coconut.

Palate: Layers of dark chocolate, fruit cake, raisins, honey and figs, with treacle, orange zest and nutmeg.

Founded in 1967, GlenAllachie is part of that flurry of new distillery builds that highlighted the period of great optimism for the Scotch whisky industry. Fuelled by an American market hungry for whisky, the distilleries of this time were designed to accommodate the lighter, drier style that the Americans seemed to prefer. That was certainly true of GlenAllachie, who’s style has always been regarded as light and certainly barley-forward.

GlenAllachie has, up until now, been best known as a blending ingredient of the Chivas Brothers stable. They bought the distillery in 1989, re-opening the Speyside site after it was decommissioned in 1987. Rarely seen as a single malt outside from the odd independent bottling and Chivas limited edition, the house style saw it being used as a vital – though usually anonymous – in a number of blends.

The distillery has taken on a new purpose in the Scotch spectrum following the 2017 purchase by Billy Walker. Walker had sold the BenRiach distillery and its sister sites GlenDronach and GlenAllachie to Brown-Forman for a healthy sum, meaning he was not only on the lookout for a new distillery to play with, but also one that had plenty of stock maturing in warehouses to create new expressions. Launched in 2018, GlenAllachie’s name is taking – for the first time in its history – pride and place on the front of its bottles.

Key Details

SKU:
5060568322995
Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Style:
Single Malt
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Speyside
Producer:
GlenAllachie
Size:
700ml
ABV:
48.9%
Age:
30