GlenAllachie single cask release
- Publiceret: Fredag, 30. Marts 2018 09:23
- Skrevet af MacNiels
Master Distiller Billy Walker der efter at have forladt BenRiach og GlenDronach har købt The GlenAllachie Distillery nær Aberlour i Speyside, kommer nu med de første aftapninger efter overtagelse.
Efter at have været igennem 40000 fade, har Billy Walker fundet sks fade der er blevet aftappet for at markere 50 året for destilleriets første produktion den 17. februar 1968.
Billy Walker siger blandt andet: “Even though GlenAllachie is one of the younger distilleries in Scotland, we are very fortunate in that we have casks of whisky stretching back to the early 1970s, in the first years after the site opened."
“The past few months since we bought the distillery and its stock have been so exciting for the whole team. I’ve been able to try samples from some really remarkable casks of Scotch and to study how the spirit has evolved over time.
“I’ve been involved in distilling whiskies for much of my forty-year career in the industry, but I’ve seldom come across such a high-quality collection of casks.”
“What’s particularly exciting about these special-edition single cask bottles is that we’ll be able to demonstrate the really high quality of GlenAllachie as a standalone whisky."
Der er aftappet seks fade, det har givet 3500 50cl flasker, alle aftappet ved fadstyrke.
1978, Cask 10296, Sherry Butt, 55.9%:
A rush of raisins, dark chocolate and spices, followed by hints of orange peel and liquorice.
1989, Cask 986, Sherry Butt, 57.7%:
A galaxy of sultanas, pineapple and plum pudding, with hints of spices and orange peel.
1989, Cask 2587, Hogshead, 45.4%:
The melange of dark cherries, bananas and orange peel develops into dark chocolate and rich spices.
1990, Cask 2515, Sherry Butt, 44.9%:
Rich sherry and raisin presence, with a supporting cast of dark chocolate, grapefruit and spices.
1990, Cask 2517, Sherry Butt, 54.6%:
The amazing flavour rainbow of raisins, bananas, sweet cloves and pineapples extends to orange peel and dark chocolate.
1991, Cask 100285, Hogshead, 55%:
Wonderful notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and hazelnuts as the lead players with hints of dark chocolate, mocha and spices.
Af disse 3500 flasker er 720 tilgængelig i UK, 425 i Taiwan og 2391 flasker til resten af verden. Pris fra £200 til £699 pr. flaske.