In this era of mergers and consolidations we go against the grain; an independent, Scottish owned and managed whisky company. We chose to step away from the corporate treadmill and short-term targets. Instead, we focus on the important things; making great whisky and enjoying life.
It is in this tradition that we would like to introduce the most important release in the history of The GlenAllachie Distillers Company; GlenAllachie 12 year old, the heart of our range, a landmark bottling. Our best casks selected and bottled under the careful eye of our Master Distiller Billy Walker.
The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour.Glenallachie Distillers Company
It’s a lovely deep gold, not quite chestnut but getting there. It has a lovely thick swirl line and very slow medium legs. #TheWhiskeyChaps
For 46% ABV it’s a strong nose, with that hot mash potato thing I get, a little foresty, aromatic wood, and fruits, raisins, guava, black cherry jam on toast. #TheWhiskeyChaps
I’m also betting hubba bubba chewing gum from the olden days too 😅 #TheWhiskeyChaps
Nose: Brown and confectionary sugars merge, sweet milky coffee, stewed apples and bananas. The nose is lovely and rich. That dark milk chocolate they do now, raisins and a touch of funk towards the finish. #TheWhiskeyChaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃🇺🇦 (@whiskeychap) May 11, 2022
Mouthfeel is good, reasonably oily, and the spices come in a tsunami wave, mince pie filling, Black Forest gateaux, dark treacle for sure. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Yes a sweetness does start to come through, fruit cocktail juice form the can, a little liquorice too now, it’s quite rich I have to say, it’s a lovely dram. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Getting the spirit up front then brown sugar and hangs around. #TheWhiskeyChaps— Leejay Brown (@leejay2876) May 11, 2022
Quite long in total, and it does really become stewed dark fruit syrupy sweetness, with some 5 spice, root ginger and cinnamon thrown in. #TheWhiskeyChaps
Coming to this from a place of only ever tasting one GlenAllachie dram before, i wasn’t expecting too much, it is an entry level whisky after all. Turns out that it’s a lovely whisky, with a good mouthfeel and bucket loads of flavour, and all in ataround £48 a bottle in the current whisky climate is a decent price for what youll get, i’d happily have a bottle in my whisky cupboard, as @leejay2876 does regularly.
A big thank you goes out to Leejay – @leejay2876 for joining us on one of our tastings for the first time, it was a pleasure, and for the use of his tweet in this review. Leejay can be followed on twitter using the button below.Follow @TheGlenAllachie Follow @leejay2876 Follow @thewhiskeychaps Follow @whiskeychap Follow @StillSurreal