Glenallachie - 50th Anniversary Single Cask #2587 - 1989 28 year old

50cl / 500ml / 45.4%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Glenallachie
Series / Description
50th Anniversary Single Cask #2587
Vintage
1989
Year Bottled
2018
Age
28 year old
Alcohol ABV
45.4%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Sherry
Cask Number
2587
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
80
Packaging
Unboxed
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
50cl / 500ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9150

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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 04/07/1989 Bottled Feb 2018

84/100 on scotchwhisky.com

Nose: Initially, this is softer, slightly shyer than #986 (which might be partly down to the lower strength). There’s a shared sultana element, but more overt citrus elements, while the fruitiness moves towards pomegranate molasses and scented candles. It steadily grows in assurance, becoming a polished mix of dried orchard fruit, macadamia, orange peel.

Palate: A very soft start, with a gentle mid-palate. There’s great flow and a sense of a softening maturity, with waxy fruit that expands with water, which adds in cocoa powder, subtle tannins, then cherry and cinnamon tea, and some raisin.

Finish:Drying initially, then the fruits. Conclusion You need to work a little at this one, but it is rewarding.