The GlenAllachie 18yr Single Malt Whisky
The GlenAllachie range was relaunched in 2018, after Billy Walker purchased the distillery in 2017. To many people, Billy Walker is the mastermind who made GlenDronach (and BenRiach) famous, with bottles from that distillery having reached unicorn status over the last years. To others, the sentiment is that Billy Walker “inherited” some amazing whisky stocks and has built his reputation on liquid for which he wasn’t around during its original distillation. Regardless of which camp you’re in, I think most whisky drinkers could agree that he has always had a talent for picking and blending the right barrels and bottling some amazing releases.
The 18yr is a glorious single malt from GlenAllachie, produced under the watchful eye of its legendary Master Distiller Billy Walker! With fifty years in the blending biz, Billy certainly knows how to select and marry the best casks, and this 18-year-old expression is a superb testament to that talent. Casks were selected from across the distillery's 16 warehouses, some of which date back to the 1970s, matured in ex-bourbon, Pedro Ximenes and oloroso sherry casks. Impressive stuff as ever with all those classic notes of nutty toffee, robust malt, and honeyed fruit that GlenAllachie does so well.