GlenAllachie unveils 14YO whiskyBy Kate Malczewski
Speyside distillery The GlenAllachie has added a cask-strength, Sherry-finished 14-year-old single malt Scotch whisky to its Wood Finish series.
The creation of GlenAllachie Aged 14 Years Oloroso Wood Finish was led by master distiller Billy Walker, who has worked in the whisky industry for 50 years.
The spirit was first aged in first- and second-fill American oak barrels before being transferred to oloroso Sherry puncheons for a further two years’ ageing. Sitting at 55.4% ABV, the limited edition bottling is non-chill-filtered and contains no added colouring.
“As soon as we acquired The GlenAllachie distillery, I knew exactly what direction I wanted us to take the liquid in; a single malt known for its bold, indulgent Sherried character,” explained Walker.
“This UK bottling is no different, with all those archetypal oloroso tones you would expect – rich cocoa, cinnamon sticks, tangy orange and fresh ginger, all alongside a warming mocha depth. [It’s] a sophisticated single malt that exemplifies the exciting direction that we have been taking The GlenAllachie in.”
The limited edition expression is said to deliver Sherry-influenced notes of sticky raisins, dark chocolate pudding, orange zest and espresso, against a ‘classic GlenAllachie honeyed’ backdrop.
It is now available to purchase exclusively in the UK from specialist retailers, with an RRP of £89.99 (US$124.82).