The GlenAllachie has unveiled the latest iteration of its oldest and most exclusive core range expression: The GlenAllachie 30-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 3. Limited to just 2,400 bottles worldwide, the whisky comes encased in a luxurious royal blue presentation box with suedette cushioning and gold foil detailing.
The third instalment unifies outstanding casks that held antique Speyside single malt dating back to the early 1990s: an assemblage of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads, as well as several American virgin oak casks. The Scotch was extensively monitored before being hand-selected by expert blender Billy Walker from the distillery’s stocks of 50,000+ casks across 16 on-site warehouses. The single malt was bottled at its natural cask strength of 48.9% ABV, without the addition of artificial colouring and unchill filtered.
Said to “embody Sherry-matured indulgence”, the GlenAllachie 30-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 3 bursts with aromas of roasted almonds, honey and orchard fruits, with hints of worn leather and butterscotch, followed by orange zest and dark chocolate. The palate delivers 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.
“The GlenAllachie team and I are thrilled to bring the next batch of our oldest core expression to market,” said Walker. “Bottlings of this age and quality undeniably demonstrate the reward for patience and perseverance 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.”
The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 3 will become increasingly available from global specialist retailers over the coming weeks and will be priced at £670 ($865 USD). For more information, head over to GlenAllachie’s official website.
In March, GlenAllachie added a trio of limited-edition single malts to its Virgin Oak Series.