The GlenAllachie Distillery, has today announced the launch of the first expression in a new limited-edition trilogy series, which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Master Distiller’s, Billy Walker’s career in the Scotch whisky industry.
The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition (57.1% ABV) is a 16 Year Old cask strength, single malt Scotch whisky, which was fully matured in nine 2005 vintage Spanish Sherry butts.
|The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition|
This latest from the Speyside based distillery, which is said to represent Billy Walker’s past when he made a name for himself by releasing heavily Sherried expressions to great acclaim, will be followed by two additional bottlings; Present and Future.
Billy Walker, has been at the helm of The GlenAllachie Distillery for almost five years, having previously led an illustrious and expansive career across numerous brands including Ballantine’s, Deanston, Tobermory, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh.
Commenting on the news, Billy Walker, said: “I’m incredibly lucky to have been involved in the fascinating Scotch Whisky Industry for 50 long years. What a privilege it has been to have worked alongside some truly amazing people, and indeed to have been involved with some world-leading brands. Of course, there are some great memories and I truly pride in many of the achievements which our teams have achieved over the past half-century. The latest adventure is The GlenAllachie Distillery, and without question, we are so very fortunate to be steering this great distillery into the future, introducing its whisky to an ardent international audience.”
The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £225.00.
Posted by Steve Rush