The GlenAllachie 1978 39 Year 50th Anniversary Bottling #10296
The GlenAllachie // Speyside, Scotland
Reviving GlenAllachie, a distillery in Speyside, and launching it as a serious single malt scotch, is Billy Walker's new project after selling The BenRiach Company to Brown-Forman. This vintage 1978 39 Year is part of six of whiskies bottled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the distillery. This sextet also represents the first ever official bottlings under new ownership, all single cask and all bottled at cask strength. Released in April 2018, the 50th Anniversary Bottlings sold out quickly.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeSherry Butt
"Right of the bat this profiles itself as an extremely well-balanced whisky. Highly approachable, with some classic dunnage notes and furniture polish, as well as strawberry and mandarin. Very mature and not at all oak-y. The palate is mouthwatering and syrupy, with lots of little intricacies. Rum raisins, prunes, milk chocolate. It's all there, while being supported by a nice spicy layer. Incredibly vibrant after nearly four decades spent in the cask."