Update: March 26th 2021 - Now in stock and available to buy now.
Coming Soon! We’re excited to announce that the latest batch of the splendid GlenAllachie 10-Year-Old Cask Strength will shortly be gracing our shelves.
GlenAllachie 10-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 5 is due around the middle of March and will be in high demand as usual. It’s so great to see the resurrection of the distillery formerly known as Glenallachie, as owner and master blender Billy Walker applies the magic touch that worked such wonders at Benriach and Glendronach.
GlenAllachie was an obscure blend-fodder plant pumping out sherried whisky for former owner Chivas Brothers’ blends until 2017, when it was purchased by Walker’s Glenallachie Distillers Co. Now revitalised by the simultaneously innovative and old-fashioned expedient of tasting all the casks and only bottling the best ones, suddenly whisky fans are discovering that GlenAllachie is actually a fantastic Speyside distillery. A stylish packaging revamp and a sprinkle of marketing magic have helped as well, of course.
The new regime has extended the distillery’s fermentation time to an extraordinary 160 hours and distil at a fraction of GlenAllachie’s theoretical four million litre capacity. They’re also now producing peated spirit, so there’ll be plenty more exciting stuff to come from GlenAllachie in the future.
Let’s get down to brass tacks: GlenAllachie 10-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 5 is a limited run, and has been assembled mostly from Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a judicious sprinkling of virgin oak and Rioja casks. Let’s not forget that Batch 3 of this whisky carried off the Best Speyside Single Malt gong at last year’s World Whisky Awards! If you’re a fan of cask strength sherried Speysides this is definitely going to be a must-have.
We’ll be notifying customers of the arrival of GlenAllachie 10-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 5 on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and of course via our mailing lists, so don’t forget to sign up and follow us there if you want the news as it happens...