In October 2017, Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson came together to purchase the GlenAllachie Distillery. With over 100 years’ experience between them, many would have expected our three veterans to retire. Before they acquired GlenAllachie, the whisky was predominantly used in blended whiskies. So it’s no surprise that you probably haven’t heard of them. They want to introduce GlenAllachie to the world as the exceptional single malt that it is. The name GlenAllachie derives from the Gaelic, Gleann Aileachaidh meaning ‘Valley of the Rocks’. The geology surrounding the distillery is dominated by Celtic runes and Pictish stones, and is the reason for the craftsmanship behind our unique branding.
In this era of mergers and consolidations GlenAllachie go against the grain; they are an independent, Scottish owned and managed whisky company. They chose to step away from the corporate treadmill and short-term targets. Instead, they focus on the important things; making great whisky and enjoying life.
GlenAllachie 12 Year Old is at the the heart of the range and is considered by their distillers as a landmark bottling. The best casks are selected and then bottled under the careful eye of Master Distiller, Billy Walker. It has a polished bronze colour. Its aromas start with butterscotch and honey playing the lead, then raisins and mocha in the background. The flavours are of honey, marzipan and bananas, with lashings of butterscotch, raisins and a delicate hint of mocha.