The GlenAllachie Distillery has released four new single cask whiskies: 1989 Cask #4011, 2005 Cask #901042, 2007 Cask #6871, and 2009 Cask #5000. The new offerings follow the release of GlenAllachie Distillery 10-year-old single malt Batch 5, the follow up to Batch 4, which won the award for World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2021.
Each instalment of the new series of single cask expressions highlights Master Distiller Billy Walker’s expertise in wood management
This GlenAllachie Single Casks series consists of four cask strength single malt whiskies selected from amongst the distillery’s extensive stocks within their 16 on-site warehouses, spanning more than 50,000 casks. Each expression is bottled at natural strength, without added colouring or chill-filtration.
The batch includes:
1989 Cask #4011 – a 31-year-old Rioja Barrique yielding 304 bottles at 49.1% ABV, it was aged in this smaller sized cask allowing for greater interaction with the wood, which in turn bestowed elegant coffee and dark chocolate tones upon the whisky. It’s priced at £535 ($737 USD).
2005 Cask #901042 – a 15-year-old Sherry Butt bottled at 63.0% ABV, it offers waves of mocha, vanilla pods and tangy orange, only 523 bottles have been created. It’s priced at £110 ($151 USD).
2007 Cask #6871 – a 13-year-old Virgin Oak Barrel with an outturn of just 272 bottles, it comes in at 59.6% ABV, the expression features a nutty, gingery character. It is priced at £99 ($136).
2009 Cask #5000 – an 11-year-old Grattamacco Super Tuscan Barrique which delivered 302 bottles of ruby-colored spirit. Bottled at 58.3% ABV, this certified Organic Barrique has given notes of almonds and stone fruits. It is priced at £90 ($124 USD).
“We’re thrilled to share more GlenAllachie single casks, exclusive to our wonderful UK specialist stockists,” said Walker. “This most recent batch includes a wide array of cask types and ages; from a 1989 Rioja Barrique to a 2007 Virgin Oak Barrel, I never tire of experimenting with the influence of wood.
“We bottle our single casks at natural strength to let the natural character and charm of the spirit reign supreme. This, along with the fact we do not colour or chill filter the whisky, means the consumer can enjoy maximum flavour and mouthfeel.”
For more information, check out the official website.