GlenAllachie Distillery has unveiled a 21 Year Old Cask Strength Whisky. The new limited-edition cask strength expression is Batch 1 of what is expected to be a new annually released Whisky that hit shelves around Christmas.
Coming in at 51.4% ABV, the GlenAllachie 21 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 1 was produced using five Pedro Ximénez Sherry puncheons and hogsheads from 1997 and 1998, which were married together by Master Distiller Billy Walker.
The new Whisky delivers aromas of dark chocolate, heather honey, mocha, orange zest, grapefruit and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate, it offers flavors of fruit cake, heather honey, treacle, stewed plums, dark chocolate, orange peel, cinnamon and ginger on the palate.
“There are some whiskies which are simply a pleasure to create; our 15-year-old which we launched in 2019 was one, and this new 21-year-old is undoubtedly another,” noted Master Distiller Billy Walker. “Sherry casks of this vintage are scarce, so I have been carefully monitoring each since we bought the distillery in anticipation of releasing a very special and beautifully aged expression at its peak. These casks have now achieved the perfect balance of sherried depth and complexity, which we have bottled at natural cask strength to showcase the full experience that these casks deliver.
“Whisky lovers can anticipate a single malt which reveals an indulgent combination of fruit cake and treacle, alongside stewed plums, dark chocolate shavings and sweet cinnamon pancakes”.
Only 1,600 bottles of The GlenAllachie 21 Year Old Cask Strength – Batch 1 are set to become available. The limited edition bottlings are set to hit shelves at specialty retailers later this month for the price of £199 ($258 USD) and can be found via the distillery’s official website.
Earlier this year, The GlenAllachie Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Years Old was awarded a Double Gold at the International Spirits Challenge 2020.