Master Distiller Billy Walker's statement, "Each batch produced of The GlenAllachie's 10-year-old Cask Strength whiskey reflects the distillery's evolving direction," sets the stage for the ninth iteration of this esteemed decade-old release. It continues the tradition, highlighting the intricate richness of the distillery's honeyed spirit following maturation in select oak casks.
With more than five decades of experience and a deep-rooted passion for wood management, Billy Walker meticulously curated Batch 9 for perfection. This exceptional blend draws from Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry casks, along with Rioja barriques and American Virgin Oak barrels toasted to a medium char. This mahogany-hued malt proudly stands alongside its predecessors, offering the timeless Sherried notes of sumptuous dark chocolate and dried fruits, harmonized with sweet spices and red berries. It's a prized release to be savored.
Batch 9 is bottled at its natural cask strength of 58.1%, without undergoing chill-filtration or having any added color.
Tasting Note by GlenAllachie:
Nose: Bursting with ripe red berries, hazelnuts and heather honey, with hints of orchard fruits, cinnamon spice and gingersnaps.
Palate: Lashings of dark chocolate, honeycomb and caramelised demerara sugar, followed by notes of treacle, mocha and ginger, with plum and toffee on the finish.