Die Brennerei Glenallachie in der Speyside hat vor kurzem ihr eigenes Besucherzentrum und einen Shop eröffnet und kann damit endlich reguläre Touren durch die interessante Destillerie anbieten (unseren Besuch dort im Vorjahr haben wir hier in einem Video dokumentiert).

Wir haben die Brennerei gebeten, uns nicht nur über die angebotenen Touren zu informieren, damit wir diese Infos an Sie weitergeben können, sondern auch ein paar Bilder zu übermitteln, die das Besucherzentrum zeigen.

Offizielle Bilder gibt es noch nicht, aber Fiona Matheson vom Distillery Team war so freundlich, hat ihre Kamera gezückt und uns sieben Aufnahmen übermittelt, die das Besucherzentrum ins rechte Licht rücken. Wir bringen diese hier, und im Anschluss die PR mit den Informationen zu den Touren, die ab sofort bei der Brennerei angeboten werden, sowie zur Distillery Only-Abfüllung, die Sie im Shop erstehen können. Viel Vergnügen!

GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson
GlenAllachie Besucherzentrum. Bild (c) Fiona Matheson

The GlenAllachie Distillery launches new visitor centre and shop

The GlenAllachie Distillery has launched its new visitor centre and shop, unveiling some exclusive releases.

The new visitor centre includes a shop offering a range of branded merchandise, plus two single cask whiskies exclusive to the shop: a 12 year old and 29 year old, both hand-selected by Billy Walker. The shop also offers visitors the chance to hand-fill their own bottle straight from a cask.

The 12 year old distillery exclusive, which is £95, was matured in a Bourbon barrel and Walker describes it as tasting of “honey, apricots and mocha, with hints of mint”. The 29 year old, which is £350, was matured in a Hogshead and Walker handpicked it for its taste of “toffee apples, mocha, pineapples and dark chocolate”.

Walker said:

“For many, this will be the first chance they’ve had to visit our distillery, visitor centre and shop and sample our single malt. I wanted to make the best possible first impression so I’ve personally selected two casks, which I believe provide wonderful examples of the type of single malt whisky we’re producing here.”

Visitors can now choose from two tour options:

‘THE WEE ALLACHIE TOUR’ – £15

A 1-hour tour around the production area with a sampling of three drams & a £5 redeemable voucher against any whisky purchases over the price of £40.

‘THE CONNOISSEURS TOUR’ – £50 –

A 2-hour access-all-areas experience which includes a visit to a warehouse and the tasting room for a 5-dram tutored tasting. Finish your experience in our brand-new visitor centre, with a £10 redeemable voucher against whisky purchases over the price of £90.

The new visitor centre will be managed by Karen McWilliam who has extensive experience, having previously worked with GlenDronach distillery.

McWilliam said:

“This is a historic and exciting time for everyone here at GlenAllachie as we start to welcome people to our new visitor centre and to take a tour of the distillery for the first time in over 50 years. For a long time, the distillery has been one of Speyside’s best-kept secrets, but now we’re creating our own history with our single malts and the gates are open to everyone.”