The distillery: back in Scottish private ownership since 2017
Founded in 1967, The GlenAllachie Distillery has long been foreign owned. In 2017, The GlenAllachie Distillers Company bought the distillery in Speyside – together with the filled casks in the warehouse. Its new owners: longtime Scotch whiskey luminary Billy Walker and his partners Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson. The new team was introduced to their special features by long-standing employees of the distillery. Below: The distillery has four stills and two separate spirit safes – and can therefore produce two different distillates in parallel, for example smoky and non-smoky New Make.
The GlenAllachie Distillery has so far produced almost exclusively blended whiskeys. Single malt, on the other hand, was extremely rarely available, for example through independent bottlers. This changed in 2017 with the takeover by Billy Walker’s team. Age information for its single malts is important to The GlenAllachie: The core range consists of a 10, 12, 18 and 25 year old whisky. In addition, regular single cask and special bottlings are planned – and from 2018 even a smoky whiskey.
Glenallachie 8 Years Scottish Oak Wood Finish – 48%
74,90 € inkl. MwSt.
entspricht 107,00 € pro l
incl. VAT zzgl. Versandkosten
Lieferzeit: 1-3 Werktage innerhalb Deutschlands, 3-7 Tage im Ausland
When it comes to playing with casks and their influence on single malts, Billy Walker is undisputedly a master. With his Virgin Oak Series, the industry legend goes one step further: the whiskies finished in unoccupied oak casks allow discerning fans to explore the taste of oak from all parts of the world, uninfluenced by sherry, wine and the like.
Scottish oak is also rare in whisky maturation. Its processing into staves not only requires special skill, it is also rare and expensive. Sessile oak from the Atlantic coast makes The GlenAllachie 8 y.o. – Scottish Oak Wood Finish an exceptional dram and gives it a delicious sweetness.
Nose: Strong aromas of toasted oats, caramel and toffee with notes of cinnamon, ginger biscuits and heather honey.
Palate: Lots of heather honey, fruit and lemon zest, followed by white chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, with caramel and butterscotch on the finish.