Glenallachie Distillery was founded in 1967 by Mackinaly, McPherson & Co. The name Glenallachie comes from the Gaelic ‘gleann aileachaidh’ what translates to ‘valley of the rocks’.
Glenallachie has been backbone of Clan of Campbell blend, one of the most popular whisky brands in France with global sales of 20 million bottles. In 2017 Billy Walker along with two partners acquired the distillery from Pernod Ricard; 50,000 barrels of aging whisky were included in the contract. GlenAllachie 10 years old Cask Strength was introduced in July 2018 as part of the new core range. Batch # 2 followed several months later, a vatting of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Oloroso and ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
Nose: vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, bananas, grapefruits, apples, bunch of fresh herbs, roasted peanuts, hints of moist hay and oak shavings.
Palate: slightly oily, chocolate-coated raisins, honey, vanilla, plums, apples, gooseberries, touch of mint and rosemary, ginger, pepper and oak.
Finish: medium long and pretty oaky, with notes of un-ripe fruit, honey, pepper, cinnamon and touch of vanilla.