Detailed Description: The flagship in GlenAllachie's new core range, released in July 2018. Matured in a mixture of virgin oak, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, this has sweet flavours of honey, marzipan, bananas and butterscotch.Prior to 2017, when the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, GlenAllachie whisky was most commonly found in blends.
Glenallachie 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 700ML
Tasting Notes: Nose: Butterscotch and honey playing the lead with raisins and mocha in the background.
Palate: Honey, marzipan and bananas, with lashings of butterscotch, raisins and a delicate hint of mocha.
Finish: Finish is very long and smooth.
Distillery Information: Glenallachie is a malt whisky distillery on Speyside at Aberlour founded in 1967. It has mainly produced whisky for blends. Under Chivas ownership it released 2 official bottlings at cask strength, one of 16 and one of 18 years old. A new core range of 10, 12, 18 and 25 year old whisky was released in 2018 under the new ownership, as well as additional single cask releases.
THE GLENALLACHIE15 YEAR OLD
Almost five years since we formed the GlenAllachie Distillers Company, bringing the distillery back into private ownership, we released the very special expression as an extension of our core range. Our Master Distiller, Billy Walker, has worked tirelessly on perfecting this expression since day one; evaluating casks and refining recipes to create something special. We’re proud to present the jewel in our crown; the GlenAllachie 15 years old.
The GlenAllachie 15 Year Old is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour.
COLOUR: Rich Mahogany.
NOSE:Waves of heather honey, dark chocolate and figs, with notes of fruit cake, mocha and cinnamon.
TASTE:Lashings of fig syrup, mocha and treacle, followed by dark chocolate, sweet spices and heather honey, fused with ginger on the finish.
Named after an inlet on Islay’s rugged Atlantic coast, Sanaig is a vatting of both sherry and bourbon casks. The high proportion of Oloroso sherry influence adding a balance of dried fruits and spices to classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness and peat smoke character.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Smoky yet decadent, almost reminiscent of dark chocolate with chili peppers. White flower, sandalwood, grapefruit, and pink peppercorn join in as well. Fruit and smoke play off of each other on the palate with hints of caramel, licorice, and brown spice. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Finalist) .April/2018