Wednesday, April 25, 2018


The GlenAllachie Distillery, has today announced that it will be releasing a special Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival bottling in May.

The GlenAllachie SOSWF 2018 (58.9% ABV) is a 12 Year Old single cask bottling, which was hand selected by GlenAllachie’s Master Distiller, Billy Walker.

GlenAllachie Master Distiller: Billy Walker

The festival bottling is the second release from the distillery, following the six limited edition single cask bottlings, which were launched in February to mark the 50th anniversary of the distillery’s maiden production run on February 17 1968.

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.

Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “When we started the distillery, we all agreed that one of our key goals was to step away from the ‘big business’ corporate approach to whisky and have some fun releasing great whisky that we’re personally passionate about. As we’re independent and privately owned, we have the flexibility to do that and this special festival bottling is a great example of our philosophy."

He went onto say: “We’re fortunate to have a fantastic range of casks in the warehouses dating back to the 1970s and I personally selected this cask to showcase the GlenAllachie single malt and highlight the direction we’re taking the distillery.’’

Limited to 1,028 bottles, the GlenAllachie SOSWF 2018 bottling, will be available during this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (3rd - 7th May) from the Whisky Shop Dufftown and the Highlander Inn, for a RRP of £56.00.

Posted by Steve Rush