Thursday, May 20, 2021


The GlenAllachie Distillery, has today announced the launch of its oldest expression to date.

The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 1 (48.9% ABV) is a cask strength single malt Scotch whisky, which has been produced using a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso hogsheads and puncheons, along with a small quantity of Chinquapin virgin oak casks.

The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, which was created by Master Distiller Billy Walker, is the first in a series of annual small-batch 30 Year Old releases.

The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 1, is said to deliver notes fruit cake, raisins, mocha, honey, cinnamon and coconut on the nose. Followed by notes of dark chocolate, fruit cake, raisins, honey, figs, treacle, orange zest and nutmeg on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Billy Walker, said: “When I first explored the warehouses here back in 2017, I was blown away by the quality I discovered. I immediately set out earmarking casks and planning a series of incredibly special releases. I always had an ambition to create a memorable 30-year-old expression, presented at natural cask strength, that would truly blow away whisky connoisseurs across the globe. It’s a small-batch single malt that undoubtedly captures everything I’ve learned along the way in my career, and thus is a bottling I’m particularly proud to release.”

Limited to 2,000 bottles, The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 1, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £475.00.

Posted by Steve Rush