GlenAllachie 12 YO Speyside (700ml)

  • Spirit Type

    Scotch Learn More

  • Size

    700ml

  • ABV

    46%

  • Country

    Scotland

  • Region

    Speyside

  • Sub-Region

    Banffshire

  • Tasting Notes

    CaramelCitrusToasted Oak

  • How to Drink

    Neat

The GlenAllachie Distillery was one of the few post-war distilleries designed by William Delmé-Evans and focused on using gravity-fed methods to reduce energy requirements. The distillery was built in 1967 and began its first production run in 1968. For most of its life, the GlenAllachie Distillery was a production distillery used to produce large quantities of malt whisky for use in blends like Chivas Regal and Clan Campbell. It wasn’t until the 1990s that the distillery saw its first official bottling.

Tasting Notes

From the distillery: On the nose, layers of heather honey, cinnamon, butterscotch and sticky raisins, with notes of mocha lingering in the background. On the palate, bursts of orange zest, heather honey and damsons, followed by lashings of mocha, dark chocolate, cinnamon, figs and dates with a long, silky finish.

Method

Reducing production capacity and thus extending their fermentation of their wash to a whopping 160 hours (industry standard being half that or less), this period allows the formation of more esters and consequently a significantly more complex and fruity spirit. The spirit is distilled in relatively short and spherically-shaped copper pot stills that produce full and rich new make spirit and in order to further enhance these characteristics, this bottling is matured in a combination of carefully-selected virgin oak, Oloroso Sherry, and Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels.

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$84.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

Reviews

  1. 5

    This has quickly become my favorite whiskey. The tasting notes cover it perfectly. It has character but without the a nasty burn of too many poorly finished whiskeys. Absolutely lovely.

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