Monday, April 02, 2018


The GlenAllachie Distillery, has announced the launch of it first whiskies, since being taken over last year by a consortium headed by former BenRiach Distillery Company Managing Director, Billy Walker.

Having sampled an extensive selection of the distillery’s 40,000 casks, Billy Walker has identified six casks that have been bottled to mark the 50th Anniversary of the distillery’s maiden production run on February 17th 1968.
The GlenAllachie Distillery 50th Anniversary bottlings

The GlenAllachie Distillery 50th Anniversary bottlings, are comprised of:

1978: Cask #10296 - Sherry Butt (55.9% ABV) 120 bottles.
1989: Cask #986 - Sherry Butt (57.7% ABV) 152 bottles.
1989: Cask #2587 - Hogshead (45.4% ABV) 80 bottles.
1990: Cask #2515 - Sherry Butt (44.9% ABV) 156 bottles.
1990: Cask #2517 - Sherry Butt (54.6% ABV) 144 bottles.
1991: Cask #100285 - Hogshead (55% ABV) 68 bottles.

The six single cask bottlings, are being released ahead of the launch of the full GlenAllachie range in June, which will mark the first time the distillery has had its own cohesive identity as a brand.

Billy Walker and his business partners Trisha Savage, who worked with him on his previous venture at the BenRiach Distillery Company and former Inver House Distillers Managing Director Graham Stevenson, bought GlenAllachie last year from French spirits giant Pernod Ricard, for an undisclosed sum.

Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “Even though GlenAllachie is one of the younger distilleries in Scotland, we are very fortunate in that we have casks of whisky stretching back to the early 1970s, in the first years after the site opened."

He went onto say: “The past few months since we bought the distillery and its stock have been so exciting for the whole team.  I’ve been able to try samples from some really remarkable casks of Scotch and to study how the spirit has evolved over time. I’ve been involved in distilling whiskies for much of my forty-year career in the industry, but I’ve seldom come across such a high-quality collection of casks.”

The GlenAllachie Distillery 50th Anniversary bottlings, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, with RRP’s ranging from between £200 to £699.

Posted by Steve Rush