Christmas has come early for GlenAllachie! The first batch of the GlenAllachie 21 Year Old Cask Strength single malt features five Pedro Ximénez puncheons and hogsheads from 1997 and 1998 which have been hand-picked and married together by Master Distiller/Blender of the Year, Billy Walker (Icons of Whisky Awards, 2020).
Specially selected from The GlenAllachie’s enviable stock of over 50,000 casks, the PX puncheons and hogsheads impart rich, sherried tones upon the distinctive butterscotch and chocolate flavours of the distillery’s archetypal spirit.
The resulting first batch has been bottled at 51.4% abv and is free from chill-filtration for maximum flavour. The intense mahogany colour of the whisky is drawn from its contact with the PX casks, with no artificial colouring added. A highly limited release, just 1,600 bottles have been released worldwide.
Dark chocolate, honey, mocha and orange zest notes fill the nose, alongside grapefruit and cinnamon. The palate has a gorgeous and rich mix of fruit cake, caramel and treacle, fused with stewed plums, more chocolate and orange peel. Wintery spices, namely cinnamon and ginger, linger in the aftertaste.Back to top