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03 Oct 2019

The GlenAllachie Marks Milestone by Launching Limited Edition Releases

Two years to the day since the GlenAllachie Distillery was bought by Billy Walker and his team, The GlenAllachie is launching Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series, and a new collection of five UK exclusive single casks.

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 3

Batch 3 of The GlenAllachie’s Cask Strength series is a 10-year-old single malt which has been specially selected by master distiller Billy Walker, who took over the Speyside distillery with Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson on 3rd October 2017. Bottled unchilfiltered at 58.2%, the whisky was matured in Speyside in first and second-fill Bourbon, PX puncheon, Oloroso hogshead and virgin oak casks.

With only 3,500 cases available worldwide, Batch 3 (£58.99) offers what Walker describes as a ‘big experience’ of dark chocolate, heather honey, sweet spices and orange peel.

Single Casks Exclusive to the UK

The batch of five GlenAllachie single casks range, which have also been handpicked by Billy Walker from among the 50,000 casks at the Speyside distillery, are available exclusively in the UK.

Each single cask release demonstrates the exceptional casks to be found in GlenAllachie’s warehouses and our Master Distillers meticulous approach to wood management, which sees him use his experience and expertise to steer the unique interaction of wood, spirit and subsequent flavour development.

2008 Cask #586 – 57.3%, 10yo Marsala Hogshead. 283 bottles available – £85

2007 Cask #3767 – 60.8%, 12yo Madeira Hogshead. 289 bottles available – £95

2006 Cask #6580 – 60.1%, 13yo PX Hogshead. 323 bottles available – £100

2004 Cask #6213 – 56.7%, 15yo Oloroso Puncheon. 354 bottles available – £110

2001 Cask #4152 – 55.1%, 18yo PX Hogshead. 307 bottles available – £155

The new releases come at a momentous time for the distillery. Two years on from being purchased by Walker, The GlenAllachie recently earned the prestigious Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year award at the inaugural Scotch Whisky Awards in . Prior to that, in August, the distillery also added a 15-year-old single malt to its multi award-winning core range. The team has also grown from 7 to 22 people in just two years.

In July, the distillery revealed its first Wood Finish range, which comprises three expressions and in May, the distillery unveiled its visitor centre and shop, welcoming visitors to the distillery for the first time since it was built in 1967.

Walker said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for The GlenAllachie. A lot has happened and changed since we took over exactly two years ago – from opening our new visitor centre to winning the Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year award last month.

“One thing that hasn’t changed however is our dedication to selecting the finest casks from the stocks we’re fortunate to have in our warehouses and using our passion for wood management to bring whisky fans truly exceptional releases.

“Batch 3 of our Cask Strength series, and the new collection of five single casks, are wonderful examples of the exceptional whisky that can be found among our 50,000 casks.”