The GlenAllachie distillery will extend its core range with the addition of a new 15 year old expression, created by master distiller Billy Walker.
The new single malt has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads and is described by Walker as the perfect representation of the Speyside distillery’s DNA.
Bottled at 46% with a RRP of £62.99, the new expression is now being rolled out across UK and international markets and joins the 10 year old cask strength, 12 year old, 18 year old and 25 year old in the core range, first launched in 2018.
Walker said: “I’ve been working on our 15 year old release since we acquired GlenAllachie back in October 2017. In that time I’ve been intimately following the development of the various casks and I believe the 15 year old is the perfect balance of distillery and cask influence.
“For this 15 year old, I chose PX and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads to deliver complete depth and finish. This whisky is rich in sweet spices, raisins and butterscotch, with waves of banana, orange peel and dark chocolate. The extra years the whisky spent maturing in the sherry wood casks extends the flavour further.
“I’m delighted to add this to our core range, it absolutely represents the DNA and personality of The GlenAllachie now and going forward. We work with a variety of casks although as we move forward you will see sherry wood influence coming to the fore.”
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