Here’s a 15 year old single malt from a distillery known to produce malt whisky for blended whiskies. Because it’s been used for blends, GlenAllachie has an impressive annual production capacity of 3,2 million liters. The GlenAllachie Distillery was founded in 1967 and is located at Aberlour of Scottish Speyside region.
In 2017 Chivas Brothers sold the distillery to The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, formed by Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage. Stevenson used to be the Master Distiller of Inver House Distillers. Billy Walker is a true rock star of whisky industry, former MD of BenRiach and GlenDronach. So no wonder they started to use the capital “A” with GlenAllachie under Walker’s stewardship.
Walker surely left his mark with GlenDronach which to me, appears to be a premium brand when it comes to sherry matured whiskies. He continues to carry that premium whisky ideology in his new position: “We’ve decided to differentiate ourselves by bottling everything at 46% (ABV) or above, and non-chill filtered, natural color.”
GlenAllachie 15 year old has been aged in a combination of Oloroso and PX Sherry Hogsheads and Puncheons.
Introduction to GlenAllachie distillery by Whisky.com:
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