About GlenAllachie 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenallachie is situated in Banffshire, at the foot of Ben Rinnes, neighboring several other distilleries. Founded in 1967 by Mackinlay McPherson Ltd Glenallachie is one of the youngest distilleries in Scotland. In 1989 Campbell Distillers acquired The GlenAllachie Distillery, starting production run that lasted for nearly 30 years.
In 2017 Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson came together to acquire the GlenAllachie facility reincarnating the distillery as The GlenAllachie Distillers Company Limited. The highly anticipated core range of the GlenAllachie distillery from Speyside was finally launched in July 2018.
The water for the distillery comes from the dam heads over 2 miles from the distillery. Henshead and Blackstank flow into Beachshach Burn, which supplies the water directly to the distillery, and sits on the North East of BenRinnes. The distillery was designed to be gravity fed, created with horizontal condensers that maintain a consistent temperature, or increase/decrease to alter the character of the spirit.
Master Distiller Billy Walker uses a vast amount of aged stock that was obtained along with the distillery, dating back as far as the 1970s. This stock has been slowly distilled from Scottish barley, using 120-hour fermentation. As blender for over 40 years, Walker worked meticulously across 16 warehouses to hand-select a limited number of casks to be released as GlenAllachie 18yo. With its rich, robust spirit in harmony with the heather and butterscotch notes this signature GlenAllachie earned a Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
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