The GlenAllachie 1989 28 Year 50th Anniversary Bottling #986
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 1989 28 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
"Lots of traditional sherry notes, like sweet raisins, set to a spicy backdrop, with just a hint of sulphur and aceto balsamico. This leans to the sour side of the aroma spectrum, making it very interesting. It is surprisingly drinkable, despite the high abv. Think licorice, maraschino cherries and orange peel, as well as chocolate pralines. Very good!"