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GlenAllachie launches single cask series

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GlenAllachie is releasing a series of single cask whiskies, with different limited ranges available in various markets.

GlenAllachie 1989 Cask #100073 from the single cask series
Full-bodied spirit: GlenAllachie 1989 Cask #100073 has notes of ‘dark chocolate, toffee and bananas’

Ranging from 10 to 29 years old, the single cask whiskies have been matured in a variety of different casks, including Sherry butts, Port pipes and virgin American oak.

Eight will be released in the UK in October, at the same time as a further seven which will be available exclusively in Europe.

Further collections will be released ‘in due course’ in Asia and the US. Each release will be bottled at natural cask strength without chill filtration or added colour.

Billy Walker, who bought the Speyside distillery with his business partners Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage in 2017, said GlenAllachie’s ‘rich, full-bodied spirit works well’ across different cask types and ages.

‘This is what I wanted to show with the batch of casks I’ve chosen for the UK and our export partners,’ he said.

‘I’ve been in this business for a long time and there’s no better feeling than sampling from single casks and discovering so many different flavours from so many different wood types.

‘With over 50,000 casks of GlenAllachie now in stock maturing across a vast range of casks there is so much more to come.’

The single cask series follows the launch of an initial batch of six limited edition single cask bottlings released to mark 50 years since GlenAllachie’s opening in 1968.

Since then the distillery has also released its flagship single malt range and relaunched the historic MacNair’s blended malt brand.

The eight single cask whiskies released in the UK include:
GlenAllachie 1989, 29 Year Old, Cask #100073 (Sherry butt), 60.1% abv, £300
GlenAllachie 1989, 28 Year Old, Cask #101040 (hogshead), 54.7% abv, £275
GlenAllachie 1990, 28 Year Old, Cask #620 (Bourbon barrel), 60.7% abv, 275
GlenAllachie 2005, 13 Year Old, Cask #16095 (Bourbon barrel), 59.4% abv, £85
GlenAllachie 2006, 12 Year Old, Cask #27979 (Bourbon barrel), 62.4% abv, £79
GlenAllachie 2006, 12 Year Old, Cask #896 (virgin barrel), 61.7% abv, £75
GlenAllachie 2007, 11 Year Old, Cask #1856 (Port pipe), 60% abv, £75
GlenAllachie 2008, 10 Year Old, Cask #24829 (Bourbon barrel), 60.1% abv, £71

The seven single cask whiskies released in Europe include:
GlenAllachie 1989, 29 Year Old, Cask #100049 (Sherry butt), 58.1% abv
GlenAllachie 1989, 28 Year Old, Cask #101217 (hogshead), 45.8% abv
GlenAllachie 2006, 12 Year Old, Cask #27977 (Bourbon barrel), 61.4% abv
GlenAllachie 1990, 28 Year Old, Cask #1468 (virgin barrel), 54.1% abv
GlenAllachie 2008, 9 Year Old, Cask #569 (Port pipe), 54.8% abv
GlenAllachie 2008, 9 Year Old, Cask #471 (virgin barrel), 58.3% abv
GlenAllachie 2006, 12 Year Old, Cask #936 (PX puncheon), 61.4% abv

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