GlenAllachie Distillery launches its oldest and most prestigious offering to date

Recently recognised at the World Whiskies Awards, 2021, the independently owned and managed GlenAllachie Distillery received the accolade of the World’s Best Single Malt. And a brand-new addition to the GlenAllachie’s flagship range (already multi award-winning) has followed: Batch 1 of The GlenAllachie 30-year-old.

1989 And 1990 Vintage Handpicked Whiskies

This first instalment is a blend of vintage whiskies from nine casks. The stocks come from more than 50,000 casks maturing across 16 of the brand’s on-site warehouses. A selection that has been personally curated by the renowned Master Distiller, Billy Walker, whose five decades of experience in the industry have enabled him to create this exceptional whisky. Walker says of the exciting new creation:

“When I first explored the warehouses here back in 2017, I was blown away by the quality I discovered. I immediately set out earmarking casks and planning a series of incredibly special releases. I always had an ambition to create a memorable 30-year-old expression, presented at natural cask strength, that would truly blow away whisky connoisseurs across the globe. It’s a small-batch single malt that undoubtedly captures everything I’ve learned along the way in my career, and thus is a bottling I’m particularly proud to release.”

An Historic Release With Maximum Flavour

The 30-year old batch has been matured in former Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso hogsheads and puncheons, along with a number of Chinquapin Virgin Oak casks. Bottled at cask strength of 48.9% ABV, the whisky is non chill filtered and contains all natural colour. The resulting flavour comprises delectable notes of rich mocha, juicy figs and sublime dark chocolate, coupled with classic GlenAllachie honeyed tones.

Small Batch Ethics

GlenAllachie has long championed an ethos of quality over quantity and integrity in its craft. As such, all of the distillery’s bottles carry an age statement and undergo a 160 hour fermentation period. Just 2,000 bottles of the new cask Strength Single Malt have been made available worldwide, making it the first in a series of the distillery’s yearly small-batch releases.

The whisky delivers a bold sherry-matured sophistication that’s sure to delight even the most discerning of connoisseurs. The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 1 can be purchased via specialist retailers around the world and you can discover more on their website.

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