New Release: The GlenAllachie Eight Year Old
The GlenAllachie is one of Scotland's finest modern distilleries. Founded in the 1960s, The GlenAllachie may not have as long a history as other Scottish distilleries, however, this has not held the distillery back in any way, shape, or form. Independently owned, the distillery is run by Master Distiller Billy Walker, who has 50 years of whisky making experience. Walker's knowledge is crucial to the success of the distillery as it allows The GlenAllachie to produce consistently outstanding drams.
The GlenAllachie Eight Year Old, the latest addition to the distillery's award-winning core collection, is no exception. Specially sought out by Billy Walker himself, a true master of his craft, each bottle of The GlenAllachie Eight Year Old bears his signature. The expression perfectly combines Speyside character with intricate sherry influences. Matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez puncheons, red wine barriques, and virgin oak casks, the resulting whisky wonderfully balances sweetness with spiciness.
Bottled at 46% abv and free from chill filtration, the liquid boasts a cask imparted colour reminiscent of a blazing sunset. Aromas of ginger and caramel meet the nose, complemented by sweet heather honey - a staple in Speyside drams. These flavours continue in the palate, alongside rich cinnamon and raisins, before leading into a finish that is satisfyingly sweet and spicy.
The GlenAllachie Eight Year Old is available to shop today from The Whisky Shop for just £43.99. If you’re keen to browse more from this fabulous distillery, you can shop the rest of The GlenAllachie range here.