Specially selected for different markets and retailers, Master Distiller Billy Walker has personally chosen a selection of casks that showcase the GlenAllachie spirit in a variety of different ages, flavour profiles and cask types.
|GlenAllachie launches its first batch of single cask bottlings|
Eight of the specially selected single casks will be available exclusively in the UK, with the remainder being released across key export markets including Europe, Asia and the USA.
The eight UK casks, which range in age from 10 to 29 Years Old, are comprised of:
1989 cask #100073 / 60.1% / Sherry Butt – RRP £300
1989 cask #101040 / 54.7% / Hogshead – RRP £275
1990 cask #620 / 60.7% / Bourbon Barrel – RRP £275
2005 cask #16095 / 59.4% / Bourbon Barrel – RRP £85
2006 cask #27979 / 62.4% / Bourbon Barrel – RRP £79
2006 cask #896 / 61.7% / Virgin Oak Barrel – RRP £75
2007 cask 1856 / 60.0% / Port Pipe – RRP £75
2008 cask # 24829 / 60.1% / Bourbon Barrel – RRP £71
In the past, GlenAllachie, which was built in 1968, was primarily producing whisky for blends. But Billy Walker has been meticulously exploring the distillery’s stocks to hand-pick casks reflecting the spectrum of spirit being created.
Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “When we purchased GlenAllachie, I had the great pleasure of reviewing our stock across the warehouses and I was delighted to discover an array of outstanding casks. I’ve been in this business for a long time and there’s no better feeling than sampling from single casks and discovering so many different flavours from so many different wood types.”
He went onto say: “The distillery produces a rich full-bodied spirit which works well across a variety of different casks and ages, this is what I wanted to show with the batch of casks I’ve chosen for the UK and our export partners. With over 50,000 casks of GlenAllachie now in stock maturing across a vast range of casks there is so much more to come.”
Last month, The GlenAllachie Distillery toasted its first anniversary under its new ownership, with the launch of MacNair’s Lum Reek, a range of peated blended malt Scotch whiskies, which are said to revive a traditional brand with contemporary twist.
Posted by Steve Rush