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This 12 year old single malt whisky comes from GlenAllachie distillery, founded in 1967. The GlenAllachie has been known for producing malt whisky for blended whiskies but recently they’ve introduced lots of single malts.
This expression was first introduced in 2018 after Billy Walker took over the distillery in 2017. Walker surely left his mark in the whisky industry with his accomplishments at BenRiach and especially GlenDronach distilleries. His manifest for GlenAllachie seems to follow the uncompromising ideology:
“We’ve decided to differentiate ourselves by bottling everything at 46% (ABV) or above, and non-chill filtered, natural color.”
The 12 year old release has been aged in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry and virgin oak casks.
Surprisingly, I liked this 12YO a wee bit more than their cask strength 10YO (Batch 3) or generally appreciated 15YO expression. Although in theory; I should’ve liked them more. All three GlenAllachies seem to have quality like expected. Even though I thought I’d score at least one of them over 90 points overall.
GlenAllachie 12YO Scoring87
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