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GlenAllachie Distillery Scotland Speyside Region

GlenAllachie 2006

Review of a single cask of GlenAllachie aged in an ex-Bourbon.

Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 56.2%ABV
Ageing barrel: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: The GlenAllachie Distillers Co Limited
Average price: € 95.00
Official website: theglenallachie.com
Vote: 87/100

We deviate from the core range of the distillery reborn under the hands of Billy Walker to try a special bottling.
This is a single cask (cask 26854) ex-Bourbon filled in 2006, which as of June 2019 has produced 273 cask strength bottles.

As is well known, Walker is experimenting a lot with wood and ageing, and having the chance to try a whisky from a single cask is probably the best way to understand the path he wants to take.
So… let’s try it!

Deep gold in the glass, with copper highlights.
Extensive tropical fruit on the nose, with mango, pineapple, ripe banana and a hint of coconut dipping into a custard dusted with spices (nutmeg and ginger). Almonds, green apple and honey. There is also a certain floral note in the background, which together with the lemon zest gives freshness to the aromatic bouquet.
The spices greet the palate at the mouth, along with the warmth of the alcohol (well balanced), making way for fruit accompanied by sparkling orange (just like an orange soda) and a caress of wood. Sweet and lively, it offers dried fruit (almonds and walnuts) and a hint of tamarind.
The finish is quite long, with orange, spices, wood and almonds.

Not a monster of complexity but a fun, cheerful, refreshing, almost summery dram. And that’s not something you can say very often about a whisky!

Other bottlings in the blog:
Dream N°3
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3
GlenAllachie 12yo
GlenAllachie 15yo
GlenAllachie 25yo
GlenAllachie 2004
MacNair’s Lum Reek 12yo

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