One of the results of the US-fuelled 1960s whisky boom, GlenAllachie was built in 1967 by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries’ distilling subsidiary, Mackinlay’s. It has only very rarely been seen as a single malt bottling – most notably as part of Chivas Brothers’ Cask Strength series.
In July 2017, it was announced that Chivas Brothers had agreed to sell GlenAllachie to The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, operated by former BenRiach MD Billy Walker, ex-Inver House Distillers MD Graham Stevenson, and Trisha Savage. A capital ‘A’ was added to the distillery name, in keeping with the changes Walker made to BenRiach and GlenDronach under his stewardship.
These cask strength releases are highly coveted and sought after.
The GlenAllachie Cask Strength Batch 7 is a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak and Rioja casks.
Brand Tasting Notes:
NOSE Waves of heather honey, dried fruit, cinnamon, and nutmeg, followed by orange peel, mocha, and treacle.
TASTE Lashings of dark chocolate, figs, and heather honey, with raisins, cinnamon, plums, and hints of orange zest.
- Bottle Size700
- StyleSingle Malt Scotch
- Year Bottled2022
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthYes
- Cask TypeSherry