GlenAllachie Unveils Autumn 2021 Single Cask Whiskies

GlenAllachie Single Cask Collection Autumn 2021

GlenAllachie has revealed its Autumn collection of Single Cask expressions. A total of six whiskies have been released as part of the range and are officially available on the UK market.

The GlenAllachie 2021 Autumn Single Cask expressions are all cask strength single malts, and have been specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker from among the 50,000 casks held on-site at the distillery’s warehouses in Aberlour.

The single cask bottlings include:

  • An antique 32-year-old Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon (RRSP £625, 55.8% ABV) which delivers sophisticated notes of dark chocolate tart, ripe figs, treacle and eucalyptus.
  • A 15-year-old Rioja barrique (RRSP £115, 60.5% ABV) hailing from Spain’s most renowned wine-producing region, resulting in a whisky brimming with raspberry coulis, sugared almonds and nutmeg.
  • A 15-year-old Tawny Port pipe (RRSP £115, 60.7% ABV) which enriches GlenAllachie’s classic heather honey charm with full-bodied, fruity tones.
  • A rich 14-year-old Pedro Ximénez hogshead (RRSP £110, 60.3% ABV) which has imparted an indulgent mocha depth, alongside sweet cinnamon and subtle ginger.
  • A Chinquapin virgin oak barrel (RRSP £105, 58.3% ABV) sourced from Missouri and air-dried for nearly four years, this 13-year-old single malt reveals orchard fruits, stem ginger and lemon meringue pie.
  • A vibrant 12-year-old Marsala barrel (RRSP £99, 58.0% ABV) which previously held sweet dessert wine from the ancient Sicilian city of Marsala, bestowing tropical fruits and salted caramel notes upon the bronze malt.

Each single cask whisky showcases Walker’s renowned expertise in wood management, steering the unique interaction of wood, spirit and subsequent flavour development, which has been gained during his almost 50-year-long career in the whisky industry.

“We’ve curated these special Single Casks exclusively for our valued UK retail partners and consumers,” said Walker. “Exploring the unique interaction between the GlenAllachie spirit and different types of oak cask, each expression has its own incredibly unique DNA.

“The journey from the depth and refinement of the vintage 1989 Pedro Ximénez puncheon, with its glazed fig and mocha elegance, to the rare 2009 Marsala barrel, which reveals ripe mango, demerara sugar and grapefruit peel is incredibly powerful. The wonder of wood never ceases to fascinate!”

The GlenAllachie’s collection of UK Single Casks is available from specialist retailers across the country now.

For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

Last month, GlenAllachie added a third batch of whiskies to its Wood Finish range.