The very first bottling of The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength happened by chance. In 2017, whilst reviewing parcels of stock from 2007 and 2008, Master Distiller Billy Walker was so delighted by the balance and depth of the samples that he immediately decided to add a younger expression to the core range. The Fourth Batch was awarded ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2021, so the bar has been set high with this seventh release. Bottled at 56.8%, The GlenAllachie Cask Strength Batch 7 is a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak and Rioja casks. The result is a perfectly balanced yet complex single malt which overflows with ripe plums, dark chocolate and sticky raisins, all underpinned by classic GlenAllachie honeyed tones.
Colour - Rich Mahogany.
Nose - Waves of heather honey, dried fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by orange peel, mocha and treacle.
Palate - Lashings of dark chocolate, figs and heather honey, with raisins, cinnamon, plums and hints of orange zest.