The Speyside based GlenAllachie Distillery, has announced the launch of two new expressions.
The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old (46% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons, virgin oak casks and red wine barriques.
|The GlenAllachie Distillery launches two new expressions|
White Heather 15 Year Old (46% ABV) is a blended Scotch whisky, comprised of peated and unpeated malts from Speyside, Islay and the Northern Highlands, which were matured in a combination of Sherry butts, American oak barrels, Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons, and American virgin oak casks.
Both of these latest releases, were created by Master Distiller Billy Walker, who is renowned for his exceptional wood management and blending skills, and who this year celebrates reaching his 50th year in the Scotch whisky industry.
Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “From the outset, it has been my aim to release quality whiskies at fair and accessible price points. This can be a significant challenge when you also choose to deploy an extensive and costly wood management policy, however, I believe The GlenAllachie 8-year-old fits the bill without any compromises or corner-cutting.”
He went onto say: “In terms of White Heather, this has been a real passion project for me. It takes me back to my first forays in the industry and allows me to select and blend whiskies from across Scotland in order to achieve the intended flavour profile. I hold a strong belief that interest in the Premium Blend category is growing, and we very much want to be at the forefront of it with White Heather.”
The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old and White Heather 15 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £42.50 and £59.99.
Posted by Steve Rush