Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glenallachie Distillery was established in 1967 in the heart
of Speyside by Mackinlay and Macpherson Ltd., a subsidary
of Scottish and Newcastle Breweries Ltd. In 1968, the first
spirit was produced which provided a Speyside malt for the
AB38 9LR Scotland
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In 1985, Invergordon Distillers Group purchased Glenallachie
Distillery along with brands and Isle of Juran Distillery;
Glenallachie was then mothballed. In 1989, Campbell Distillers
(owners of the nearby Aberlour
Distillery) purchased Glenallachie and restarted the distillery.
The inventory of the plant even listed the ducks in the dam!
In 1975, Pernod Ricard acquired Campbell Distillers. Chivas
Brothers, a subsidiary of Ricard is the producer of Glenallachie.
Glenallachie is a component of Chivas Brothers Cask Strength
Glenallachie Single Highland Malt Whisky is available in a
12 Year Old Style - a tasty and underated Speyside malt. Glenallachie's
1992 Connoisseur's Choice bottled by Gordon & MacPhail
is an uncomplicated, aperitif whisky and its 1992 Signatory
has matured for 14 years. Most of the production is used for
blending, specifically for the Clan Campbell brand which belongs
GLENALLACHIE 36 YEAR OLD
1973 by ADELPHI
1 of only 201 bottles from
cask no. 1873
36 year old Speyside 48.1% % vol
Glenallachie is uncommon, and can be very good.
This venerable example is drawn from an American
oak hogshead and its character owes more to the
wood than the spirit. The strength is low –
it drinks well straight – and the colour a
Nose: The first
impression on the nose is rich and unctuous; scented
oil (hair lacquer, Brylcream), sandalwood and tinned
Taste & Finish:
The taste is old fashioned, a reminder of how whiskies
tasted long ago: canvas, guy ropes, a distinct whiff
of coal smoke; sweet (crystalline coffee sugar)
and slightly mouth drying. A drop of water raises
fruity and waxy notes – stewed gooseberries
in suet dumpling, then stewed apples. A smooth texture
and a taste reminiscent of old Calvados. Sweetish
to start, with some spice and mouth-drying liquorice;
a long finish, and distinct cloves in the aftertaste.
Complex and interesting.
Tasting Notes Credit: Adelphi Distillery
The Glenallachie (pronounced "Glen-alec-y") Distillery
is one of the youngest distilleries in Scotland. Built in
1967, it is nestled at the foot of the Ben Rinnes and draws
its water from deep granite springs and snow-fed burns.
The 1960s style distillery was designed by Architect S Lothian
Barclay of Lothian, Barclay Jarvis & Boys and Managing
Director and Designer Delme Evans. Delme has also built
Isle of Jura and Tullibardine Distilleries prior to Glenallachie.
Glenallachie Distillery is a four pot still, malt distillery.
This Highland Scotch Malt Whisky is matured in American
Oak casks which previously held bourbon.
The name Glenallachie may have been derived from the early
gaelic word ailech which means rocky place, from ail, a
rock. Allachie also translates to the modern Gaelic Eileachaidh
– rocky or stony.
Glenallachie distillery does not have a visitor centre or