GlenAllachie UK Single Casks Batch 1
The first special batch of single casks from GlenAllachie distillery are nearly upon us! Eight casks have been picked by Billy Walker, especially for the UK, with the whisky ranging from 10 to 29 years.
The oldest release is a 29 year old sherry butt, the youngest is a 10 year old bourbon barrel. There's a very attractive looking Port Pipe amongst the casks and also a 12 year old matured in a virgin oak barrel. All casks have been bottled at natural cask strength, with no added colouring and unchilfiltered.
Each single cask will be available to buy online at Abbey Whisky very soon, stock will be very limited. In the meantime, here's some tasting notes to wet your appetite.
GlenAllachie UK Single Casks Batch 1 Tasting Notes
GlenAllachie Cask #100073 | 1989 | 60.1% | Sherry Butt
Colour: Rich Mahogany
Nose: Heather honey and mocha enriched with hints of sweet spices, pears and mint.
Taste: Dark chocolate, toffee and bananas with sweet spices and hints of orange zest and mocha.
GlenAllachie Cask #101040 | 1989 | 54.7% | Hogshead
Colour: Very Rich Mahogany
Nose: Pineapples, bananas, heather honey and dark chocolate.
Taste: Lashings of bananas, dates, damsons, heather honey with cinnamon and dark chocolate.
GlenAllachie Cask #620| 1990 | 60.7% | Bourbon Barrel
Colour: Golden Bronze
Nose: Mix of heather honey, pears and orange peel with hint of mocha
Taste: Lashings of heather honey, with pears, rosehips, orange peel and hints of dark chocolate.
GlenAllachie Cask #16095 | 2005 | 59.4% | Bourbon Barrel
Nose: Orange zest, with blackberries, mocha and hint of mint.
Taste: Big heather honey, blackberries, damsons and orange peel with hint of dark chocolate.
GlenAllachie Cask #27979 | 2006 | 62.4% | Bourbon Barrel
Nose: Green apples, heather, honey and vanilla.
Taste: Lashings of heather honey, damsons and rose hips.
GlenAllachie Cask #896 | 2006 | 61.7% | Virgin Oak Barrel
Colour: Rich Bronze
Nose: Heather honey and butterscotch with blackberries.
Taste: Big presence of heather honey, butterscotch and damsons, with hints of orange zest and mocha.
GlenAllachie Cask #1856 | 2007 | 60.0% | Port Pipe
Colour: Rich Ruby
Nose: Fresh orange peel, layered with figs, cocoa and sweet spices.
Taste: Lashings of heather honey, cocoa, Christmas cake and orange zest, with sweet spices.
GlenAllachie Cask #24829 | 2008 | 60.1% | Bourbon Barrel
Colour: Golden Bronze
Nose: Candy floss with dark chocolate, rosehips and mint.
Taste: Honey and butterscotch, with damsons, dark chocolate and light tannins.