GlenAllachie debuts new 30YO whisky

by Alice Brooker

Speyside distillery GlenAllachie has released the second batch of its oldest core expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch.

Crafted by master distiller Billy Walker, only 2,000 bottles are available of the 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It has been aged in Pedro Ximénez, oloroso Sherry and American virgin oak casks. “When we first unveiled our 30-year-old cask strength annual release last year, we were completely overwhelmed and humbled by the immensely positive response from whisky fans around the world,” said Walker. “This fuelled me with great enthusiasm to get underway with the next batch, endeavouring to raise the bar even higher with this instalment.” To create the liquid, Walker selected 1990 and 1991 vintages, matured in six ex-Pedro Ximénez and oloroso Sherry hogsheads and puncheons, along with two 1990 American virgin oak barrels which were toasted and charred. The resulting expression boasts a flavour profile of Seville orange, coffee beans, coconut and medjool dates. Walker added: “We’re delighted to present the second batch of our eldest core release, delivering a bold and complex organoleptic profile truly representative of our house style and where we are taking The GlenAllachie Distillery.” Clocking in at 50.8% ABV, the whisky is available from global specialist retailers with an RRP of £600 (US$756). The bottle is presented in a black box with gold foil detailing. Last month, the brand debuted an exclusive whisky for the Spirit of Speyside Festival, plus three single cask bottlings for the UK.