Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The GlenAllachie Distillery, has announced the launch of the fourth bottling of its cask strength 10 Year Old single malt, along with the third batch of its single cask bottlings.

The GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Cask Strength - Batch 4 (56.1% ABV) was matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons, along with a small quantity of virgin oak casks.

The GlenAllachie launches new cask strength and single cask bottlings

The GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Cask Strength - Batch 4, which is a limited release of 2,600 cases worldwide (RRP £58.99) is said to deliver a perfect balance of fruit, dark chocolate and spice with underlying classic distillery sweet honey notes.

The third instalment of GlenAllachie’s single casks, consists of six cask strength single malts, all specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker, and are comprised of:

The GlenAllachie 31 Year Old Oloroso Hogshead (RRP: £530.00)

The GlenAllachie 15 Year Old Virgin Oak (RRP: £106.00)

The GlenAllachie 13 Year Old Bourbon Barrel (RRP: £96.00)

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Ruby Port Pipe (RRP: £90.00)

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Rioja Barrel (RRP: £90.00)

The GlenAllachie 11 Year Old Sauternes Barrel (RRP: £86.00)

Each of the new single cask expression from the Speyside based distillery, are said to showcase Billy Walker’s renowned expertise in wood management, steering the unique interaction of wood, spirit and subsequent flavour development, which has been gained during his extensive career in the whisky industry.

Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “There’s something magical about bottling whisky straight from the cask - without any water or colouring being added, this is whisky in its purest form. Batch 3 of our cask strength 10-year-old has set the bar high, but we’re excited to share this new bottling which has a perfect balance of fruit, dark chocolate and spice with the underlying classic sweet honey notes of the GlenAllachie.”

He went onto say: “With our new instalment of single casks, we’re demonstrating the unique interaction of our spirit with different types of wood and how that creates incredible flavours. For example, the 31-year-old has intense flavours of dark chocolate, orange zest, grapefruit and ginger thanks to the greater interaction between spirit and wood provided by the slightly smaller Oloroso hogshead.”

All of the new GlenAllachie bottlings, will be available later this month from specialist retailers.

Posted by Steve Rush