A little history of GlenAllachie
GlenAllachie distillery is one of the gems of the Speyside. It was the fourth distillery designed by William-Delme Evans and built by MacKinley McPherson and that was back in 1967. The design was very innovative for the time as it was made to run on reduced energy. In 1968 the production started with two and quickly four stills. This lasted until 1985 when it was bought by Invergordon and it was decided the production will stop this exact same year. Fortunately in 1989, Campbell Distillers (Pernod Ricard group) acquired it and restarted the production for 28 years continously. Then, in 2017, three very famous persons in the whisky world decided to come together to acquire it back from Pernod Ricard: Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson and to form the GlenAllachie Distillers Company Limited. In July 2018 the first core range of the distillery was launched with 4 main expressions: 10, 12, 18 and 25 years old, non-chill-filtered, natural colour. Since then the range has been extended with Wood Finishes limited editions and the 15 years old core range in August 2019.
The winners of lot of awards
In the last years GlenAllachie core range has stood out very much as it won lot of awards and medals in various competitions. At the Scottish award 2019 the distillery won 6 awars including 5 in blind tastings. This year at the World Whiskies Award 2020 the distillery was informed to have won 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals. One of the gold medals was an award for their Cask Strength 10 batch 3 that won Best Scotch Speyside Single Malt.
Right after this they got three double gold medals for their 12, 15 and 25 year old expressions while MacNair’s Lum Reek Blended Malt Scotch 12 year old also won a Gold medal.
We really appreciate the work that has been put in this distillery and think that their multiple awards are very much justified. We can only encourage you to discover at whisky-hamster all their bottlings, whether they are part of their core range, single cask or independent bottling as you can not really go wrong with a GlenAllachie!