Tuesday, January 24, 2023


The Speyside based GlenAllachie Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new vintage expression.

The GlenAllachie 2012 Vintage Cuvée Wine Cask Finish (48% ABV) is a 10 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, before being finished for 20 months in casks that previously held four types of premium European red wine: Languedoc, Recioto Della Valpolicella and two undisclosed Premier Cru Classés.

The GlenAllachie 2012 Vintage Cuvée Wine Cask Finish

This latest release is said to deliver notes of orange blossom, espresso, maraschino cherries, honeysuckle, candied stone fruits, hazelnuts, lavender and cinnamon on the nose. Followed by notes of dark chocolate, red currants, burnt coffee beans, crystalised almonds, blackberries, orange zest, ginger and liquorice on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Billy Walker, Master Distiller at The GlenAllachie Distillery, said: “As an impassioned wine enthusiast, devising a Cuvée has been nothing short of a dream project. I’m fortunate to have longstanding relationships with premium wine producers across Europe which has opened doors for us to create a whisky with intricate charm. As a blender at heart, identifying wine styles that would sit well together and capture distinctive qualities presented an enjoyable challenge. They say, ‘never mix grape and grain’, but I say this marriage is a match made in heaven.”

The GlenAllachie 2012 Vintage Cuvée Wine Cask Finish, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £53.99.

Posted by Steve Rush