The GlenAllachie Distillery, has today announced the launch of its first blended bottling, as part of the relaunch of the White Heather Scotch whisky brand.
White Heather 21 Year Old (48% ABV) is comprised of single malt and grain whiskies, from the Highlands, Islay and Speyside, which were blended together by Master Distiller Billy Walker.
|White Heather 21 Year Old|
White Heather 21 Year Old, was matured in a combination of first fill American barrels, sherry butts and second-fill barrels and hogsheads for 18 years, before being matured for a further period in a selection of Pedro Ximénez puncheons, Oloroso puncheons and Appalachian Virgin Oak casks.
This recreation from the brand that was originally discontinued in the 1980’s, and which was acquired by The GlenAllachie in 2017, is said to deliver notes of heather honey, butterscotch, peat reek and hints of tannins on the nose. Followed by notes of heather honey, butterscotch, orange peel, soft tannins, peat and smoke on the palate.
Commenting on the news, Billy Walker said: “This whisky is particularly close to my heart. Creating this blend took me back almost 50 years to when I started my career at Hiram Walker. It was there I started to learn the art of blending and the specialist skills required to select whiskies that when interfaced with each other ultimately amplified the overall flavour experience.”
He went onto say: “With White Heather, I poured everything I’ve learned on my whisky journey into crafting a truly memorable small batch aged blend that sits proudly alongside even the very best single malts. I wanted to honour the original blend whilst recreating it in a much more premium form with exceptional wood. It’s a fine balance bringing together the character of such different whiskies and cask types, but I’m incredibly proud to now unveil the end result.”
Limited to 2,000 bottles, White Heather 21 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £120.00.
Posted by Steve Rush