Built in 1967 by Mackinlay McPhearson & Co in the Speyside area of Scotland’s whisky production the distillery is today back into private ownership headed by Billy Walker after acquiring the distillery from Chivas Brothers ( Pernod Ricard) in the middle of 2018..
Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes and taking water from the Lour and streams running from Ben Rinnes, the distillery has a capacity of 4 million litres of alcohol per year although the distillery is producing far less at this moment in time..
Batch 3 – Glenallachie 10 year old
Age.. 10 years
Outturn.. 2,483 Bottles
Nose.. Caramel and toffee notes jump from the glass before sticky toffee pudding, bakewell tart and poached pears dipped in honey give you that lip smacking moment
Palate.. Ginger and oak tannins lead the way into bitter lemons, raw coffee beans and dark chocolate before some normality comes back into play with cinder toffee, peanut brittle and a hint of bounty bar.
Finish.. Short and spicy
Thoughts.. Glenallachie has become a distillery worth watching since Billy Walker took over the reigns, lots of exciting developments are surfacing but we also have to remember he is playing with existing stocks..
This sample is from the 2020 That Boutique-y Whisky Advent Calendar..
As always i recommend a visit to see what Matt over at THE DRAMBLE has to say..