Hot on the heels of announcing whisky veteran Billy Walker’s 50th Anniversary in the Scotch Whisky industry, The GlenAllachie today launches the second installment of its oldest and most prestigious core offering: The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The annual batch-release by the leading distiller debuted last year to great acclaim, with the small quantity of bottles issued being met with substantial demand.
Batch 2 (UK RRSP £600) is a limited release of just 2,000 bottles globally, each encased in a premium black rigid box with impactful gold foil detailing.
The second installment marries antique whiskies from eight casks handpicked by Walker from stocks spanning more than 50,000 maturing across 16 on-site warehouses at GlenAllachie.
To create this sophisticated whisky, Walker meticulously selected 1990 and 1991 vintages matured in six former Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads and puncheons, along with two 1990 American virgin oak barrels which were toasted and charred to a medium level.
The result of Walker’s exceptional blending and wood management prowess is an outstanding whisky that epitomizes rich Sherry-matured elegance, with a flavor profile revealing layers of Seville orange, coffee beans, desiccated coconut, and Medjool dates.
The remarkably opulent Speyside Single Malt is bottled at its cask strength of 50.8% ABV, non-chill filtered, and without added color.
Reflecting on the exclusive release, Walker comments:
“When we first unveiled our 30-year-old Cask Strength annual release last year, we were completely overwhelmed and humbled by the immensely positive response from whisky fans around the world. This fuelled me with great enthusiasm to get underway with the next batch, endeavoring to raise the bar even higher with this installment.
“We’re delighted to present the second batch of our eldest core release, delivering a bold and complex organoleptic profile truly representative of our house style and where we are taking The GlenAllachie Distillery.”