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GlenAllachie

GlenAllachie 8 Year Old

€50.60 $52.91 £43.50

Honey

Treacle, toffee, caramel, heather

The sweetness of honey is one of the most common flavours in Scotch whisky…particularly in younger examples of the popular Speyside style that forms the basis of many of the most popular blends, but also in the Highlands and, perhaps most characteristically, the Lowlands. The Island whiskies, too, often express a honey-like sweetness in their lighter forms. This is usually the result of the natural sugars present in malted barley, and so is generally more apparent in younger whiskies (up to 15-18 years of age) before too much of heftier flavours like wood, spice or dried fruit are imparted from the cask.

A richer, toffee-like sweetness often derives from European oak casks (generally ex-sherry), while American oak (ex-bourbon or newer sherry casks) produces a lighter, vanilla-tinged flavour that complements the natural sugars of the barley. The marshmallow-like sweetness of bourbon often translates into a lighter honey-like flavour in Scotch matured in ex-bourbon casks.

Good examples of single malts that carry strong flavours of honey are the classic Glenlivet and its many Speyside brethren; the lightness and softness of Lowlanders Glenkinchie and Auchentoshan; and the heathery sweetness of younger Highland Parks or some Highlanders like Dalwhinnie or Glen Garioch. In addition, virtually all of the biggest names in blended whisky are marked by this kind of flavour - the house styles of Johnnie Walker, J&B and Chivas Regal all depend on that sweet, youthful Speyside core. All of them are likely to go well with lighter cigars, particularly those with sweet flavours of their own, such as Hoyo de Monterrey.

 

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The GlenAllachie 8 year old - 70cl, 46% abv

Guided by his half-century of experience, Master Distiller Billy Walker has implemented a philosophy...read more

Tasting Notes

COLOUR
Sunset Bronze.
NOSE
Heather honey, butterscotch and cinnamon, followed by waves of ginger, toasted almonds and mocha.
TASTE
Lashings of treacle, dried sultanas and butterscotch, with cinnamon, peppermint and honeycomb.

Product Info

The GlenAllachie 8 year old - 70cl, 46% abv

Guided by his half-century of experience, Master Distiller Billy Walker has implemented a philosophy of wood innovation and sourced the world’s finest casks to elevate the spirit to its optimum, delivering a truly exceptional single malt.

Created from a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks and red wine barriques, the The GlenAllachie 8-year-old delivers sherry-matured sophistication.

The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour for maximum flavour experience.

Product Brand

'GlenAllachie derives from the Gaelic, Gleann Aileachaidh meaning ‘Valley of the Rocks’. The geology surrounding the distillery is dominated by Celtic runes and Pictish stones, and is the reason for the craftsmanship behind our unique branding.'

GlenAllachie was purchased by Billy Walker in October 2017, who had over the previous decade revived the fortunes of GlenDronach, Benriach and Glenglaussaugh before all three were sold to Brown-Forman.

The future is very bright for this under-rated distillery.

 

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