Glenallachie Distillery sits in the heart of Speyside, in the village of Aberlour. It was built in 1968 by Mackinlay, McPherson & Co. and decommissioned 20 years later.
Campbell Distillers, subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, purchased it in 1989 and increased the number of stills from two to four and capacity to four million liters of spirit per annum. Glenallachie remained almost anonymous for 50 years, producing malt whisky for Pernod Ricard blends, mainly Clan Campbell, Passport and 100 Pipers. Billy Walker of GlenDronach and BenRiach fame acquired it in July 2017 and in the spring of 2018 released six single cask expressions to commemorate the distillery 50th Anniversary. Here we have whisky distilled on May 8, 1989 and aged in ex-sherry butt no. 2517 for 27 years.
Nose: oranges, juicy grapes, prunes, raisins, freshly baked gingerbread, nutella, almond butter, hints of cloves and cinnamon.
Palate: soft, prunes, raisins, black cherries, candied orange peel, milk chocolate, roasted almonds, cloves, dash of pepper and delicate oaky notes.
Finish: long, sweet and fruity, with touch of clove and hints of oak tannins.