Glenallachie is a relatively modern distillery, having been built in Banffshire in 1967-8 by Mackinlay, McPherson & Co., a subsidiary of Scottish & Newcastle. The distillery was built by William Delme Evans, the third distillery he had been involved with after Tullibardine and Isle of Jura (where he was managing director for a time). Read More »
A 1999 vintage whisky from Glenallachie, a young distillery whose whisky almost all goes into the Chivas Brothers blends. Fortunately the folks at G&M squirrel away whisky from all over Scotland, giving us a chance to try gems like this.
A 38 year old whisky from Glenallachie, distilled in 1973 and bottled in 2011 by The Whisky Agency. This bottle depicts a lion with a rather poorly trimmed mane and a heron making use of the cuttings as a nest for its chick. Matured in Ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled at 50.4%
A full-on first-fill sherried Glenallachie bursting with spices and fruitcake but balanced with soft leather, tobacco and mocha notes, meaning it never goes over the top into cloying sweetness. Sherryheads will go weak at the knees for this one, which recently topped the overall list on whisky-distilleries.info's tasting sessions, where it earned a top score of 93 points.
A very rare distillery bottling of Glenallachie-Glenlivet whisky. This is one of the few single malt whiskies bottled by the distillery, as most of the whisky distilled ends up going into blended whisky. This single malt has been aged for 12 years and was bottled sometime in the 1980s.