GlenAllachie Launch 30 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 3
GlenAllachie Distillery today announced the release of its third batch of The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Cask Strength.
Batch 3 a limited release of just 2,400 bottles worldwide, follows on from Batch 1 and Batch 2 and again has been beautifully presented in luxurious royal blue packaging with gold foil details. This third iteration unites outstanding casks of single malt from Speyside that are more than thirty years old, with some dating back to early 90's. This highly anticipated annual release has been expertly crafted by Master Blender Billy Walker from a combination of Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso Sherry hogsheads and includes several American virgin oak casks.
This rare Scotch whisky is said to "embody Sherry-matured indulgence", boasts a flavour profile that encompasses sophisticated waves of rich espresso, chocolate-covered hazelnuts, grated ginger and stewed plums. The single malt's distinctively elegant flavour was preserved through expert blending by Billy Walker and has been bottled at natural cask strength of 48.9% ABV— without any artificial colouring or chill-filtering.
Billy Walker Comments
"The GlenAllachie team and I are thrilled to bring the next batch of our oldest core expression to market,”
“Bottlings like this unequivocally demonstrate that patience and perseverance pay off in whisky making. “Our heather honey-forward distillate stands up well to ageing in rich Sherry wood, and the casks selected for this bottling certainly showcase this incredible union. Expect a refined whisky that exudes notes of rich cocoa, orange zest, honeycomb and cinnamon – a true delight.”
GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 3 Tasting Notes
Colour: Deeply Rich Mahogany.
Nose: Bursting with roasted almonds, honey and orchard fruits, with hints of worn leather and butterscotch, followed by orange zest and dark chocolate.
Taste: Lashings of grape must, hazelnut and honeycomb, followed by citrus fruits, toffee brittle and hints of ginger spice, with cinnamon and mocha on the finish.
Our allocation of GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 3 sold out upon launch but you can sign up to email notification here, just in case we get further stock in.
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