Glenallachie 12 Years Old Gleann Mór Spirits 50% 2008

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Distillery GlenAlachie
Bottler Gleann Mór Spirits
Bottled for
Distilled date 02.2008
Bottling date 05.2021
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 12
Cask Type Refill Sherry Cask
Cask Number 12
Alcohol percentage 50
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Stock 1

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GlenAllachie 12 Years Old Gleann Mór Spirits: A Fruity Speyside Delight

GlenAllachie, a renowned Speyside distillery nestled in the picturesque village of Aberlour, has been producing exceptional single malt Scotch whisky since its establishment in 1967. Previously known for its contributions to blended whiskies, the distillery has since undergone a remarkable transformation, becoming celebrated for its fruity and flavorful single malt expressions. The GlenAllachie 12 Years Old, distilled in February 2008 and bottled in May 2021 by the esteemed independent bottler Gleann Mór Spirits, exemplifies the distillery's commitment to crafting exceptional whisky. Matured in a refill sherry cask and bottled at a robust 50% ABV, this expression promises a delightful and memorable tasting experience.

The history of the GlenAllachie distillery dates back to 1967 when it was built by Mackinlay McPherson. After a brief period of mothballing, it was purchased by Invergordon Distillers in 1985, only to be sold to Campbell Distillers in 1989, who reawakened the distillery's spirit. However, it was in 2017 that GlenAllachie took a significant leap forward when it was acquired by a team led by former BenRiach MD Billy Walker, Trisha Savage, and ex-Inver House Distillers MD Graham Stevenson. Together, they formed The GlenAllachie Distillers Company Limited and breathed new life into the distillery, making it one of the few independently owned and managed distilleries in Scotland.

The GlenAllachie 12 Years Old Gleann Mór Spirits release represents the culmination of years of expertise and craftsmanship. Distilled in February 2008, this whisky has spent twelve years maturing in a refill sherry cask, allowing it to develop a rich and complex character. The influence of the sherry cask is evident in the final product, adding depth and enhancing the whisky's fruity and flavorful profile.

Upon opening the bottle, the aromas of GlenAllachie 12 Years Old immediately captivate the senses. The nose is greeted with notes of ripe orchard fruits, including juicy apples and succulent pears, accompanied by hints of dried fruits and subtle spices. These inviting aromas create a tantalizing anticipation of the delights to come.

On the palate, the whisky showcases a harmonious interplay of flavors. The fruity character prevails, with orchard fruits continuing to shine, complemented by the gentle influence of the sherry cask. Waves of honeyed sweetness and soft vanilla caress the taste buds, adding layers of complexity and a velvety smoothness. The flavors gradually evolve, revealing a delicate balance between fruitiness and a subtle nuttiness, all enrobed in a lingering warmth.

The GlenAllachie 12 Years Old is a testament to the distillery's commitment to quality and the expertise of Gleann Mór Spirits as an independent bottler. This expression showcases the artistry of GlenAllachie's fruity and flavorful style, further enhanced by the maturation in a refill sherry cask. The result is a whisky that embodies the best characteristics of Speyside, offering a truly enjoyable and memorable drinking experience.

Whether you are a seasoned whisky enthusiast or new to the world of single malts, the GlenAllachie 12 Years Old Gleann Mór Spirits is a delightful addition to any collection. Its exquisite flavors, refined craftsmanship, and the influence of the sherry cask make it a standout expression within the Speyside whisky landscape. Raise a glass to the distillers, bottlers, and everyone involved in crafting this exceptional whisky, and savor the journey through the fruity delights of GlenAllachie. Slàinte mhath!

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