Glenallachie - 50th Anniversary Single Cask #2515 - 1990 27 year old

50cl / 500ml / 44.9%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Glenallachie
Series / Description
50th Anniversary Single Cask #2515
Vintage
1990
Year Bottled
2018
Age
27 year old
Alcohol ABV
44.9%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Sherry
Cask Number
2515
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
156
Packaging
Unboxed
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
50cl / 500ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9147

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Product Description

One of the six-strong single cask single malt releases from the ‘new’ GlenAllachie. The capitalised ‘A’ in the middle of the name gives a clue to the distillery’s new owner: Billy Walker, previously of BenRiach (and indeed GlenDronach). Walker bought the distillery from Chivas Brothers last year and, in doing so, set about transforming GlenAllachie from a little-known distillery producing fillings for blends such as Passport and 100 Pipers, into a quality-oriented single malt in its own right.

A core range is set to launch in June but, while we wait for that, there is this initial release of six single cask single malts – spanning the years 1978 to 1991, with two each from 1989 and 1990 in the middle.

Distilled 08/05/1990 Bottled Feb 2018

80/100 on scotchwhisky.com

Nose:Although this is from a butt, there is a grassy element which nods politely towards the 1991 (there’s a touch of cow gum as well). As well as having plumped-up dried fruits, there’s a freshness which comes across as a mix of Moscato grapes and lemon zest. Water brings out some bakery notes, a chalk dust element and more fruit.

Palate: A floury start and a mellow delivery, with slightly peachy fruits mixing with meadow hay and the sensation of chaff and pollen in the summer haze. There’s some orange peel in the mid-palate before it starts to deepen into hazelnut chocolate and sultana. I’d leave it neat as there’s no real heat, and it steadily develops a soft, chewy, fruity subtlety.

Finish: Red liquorice.

Conclusion: A mix of the dry, the bright and the rich. A mid-point. The lower strength adds a mellowness.