Acht Einzelfässer für Großbritannien, danach sehr rasch Releases für Europa, Asien und die USA – das ist der Plan der Speyside-Brennerei GlenAllachie für die Veröffentlichung ihrer Einzelfässer.
Nachdem anzunehmen ist, dass die Fässer, die für UK veröffentlicht werden, auch einen Ausblick auf das geben, was man im Rest der Welt erwarten kann, haben wir die englischsprachige Pressemitteilung dafür zur Veröffentlichung vorgesehen – wollen aber anmerken, dass für Deutschland mit einer gesonderten Mitteilung zu rechnen ist, wenn es dann soweit ist – und das sollte schon nächste Woche sein.
Zur Steigerung der Vorfreude hier aber einmal die englischsprachige Presseaussendung:
The GlenAllachie Distillery releases first batch of Single Casks
Whisky fans in the UK and worldwide can now explore the full spectrum of spirit being created at The GlenAllachie Distillery with the release of a series of Single Cask Editions, its first batches of single casks specially selected for different markets and retailers.
Master Distiller Billy Walker has personally chosen a selection of casks that showcase the GlenAllachie spirit in a variety of different ages, flavour profiles and cask types. Eight of the specially selected Single Casks will be available exclusively in the UK, with the remainder being released across key export markets including Europe, Asia and the USA.
The eight UK casks
Ranging in age from 10 to 29 years old, eight Single Casks have been specially selected for the UK by Walker, who bought the distillery near Aberlour in Speyside with his business partners Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, in October 2017. Each of the single casks is bottled at natural strength, with no added colouring and unchilfiltered to enhance the flavour.
The oldest releases include a 29-year-old from a Sherry butt, which boasts a rich taste of dark chocolate, toffee and bananas with sweet spices and hints of orange zest and mocha, and a 28-yearold from a bourbon barrel, noted for its taste of heather honey, pears, rosehips, orange peel and hints of dark chocolate.
The collection also features an 11-year-old from a Port pipe, which is rich in colour and delivers festive flavours such as Christmas cake, orange zest and spices, and a 12-year old from a virgin oak barrel, distinguished by its rich bronze colour and notes of butterscotch, damsons and mocha.
Huge range of casks and flavours
In the past, GlenAllachie, which was built in 1968, was primarily producing whisky for blends. But Walker has been meticulously exploring the distillery’s stocks to hand-pick casks reflecting the spectrum of spirit being created.
He said: “When we purchased GlenAllachie, I had the great pleasure of reviewing our stock across the warehouses and I was delighted to discover an array of outstanding casks.
“I’ve been in this business for a long time and there’s no better feeling than sampling from single casks and discovering so many different flavours from so many different wood types,
“The distillery produces a rich full-bodied spirit which works well across a variety of different casks and ages, this is what I wanted to show with the batch of casks I’ve chosen for the UK and our export partners. With over 50,000 casks of GlenAllachie now in stock maturing across a vast range of casks there is so much more to come.”
A busy first year at GlenAllachie
It’s been a busy first year at GlenAllachie for Walker. In February, Walker unveiled his first release, a batch of six limited edition single cask bottlings to mark the 50th anniversary of the distillery’s maiden production run on February 17th 1968. This was followed by a special bottling for the Speyside Whisky Festival in May; and the launch in June of the flagship GlenAllachie single malt range.
In October, The GlenAllachie Distillers Company toasted its first anniversary with the launch of MacNair’s Lum Reek, a range of peated Blended Malt Scotch whiskies that revive a traditional brand with contemporary twist.
GlenAllachie is now distributed to more than 30 markets worldwide and during its first year a total of 611,509 standard litres of alcohol have been produced and 87,944 peated litres of alcohol. The distillery has also added two new warehouses and increased its staff from seven to 17 employees.