Nose: Ripe honeydew melon, orange, citron juice, a hint of leather, slightly floral, nutty, cashews, caramel, tobacco leaves, honey, pineapple, bread dough tended in the background.
Mouth: At first fruity and sweet, then spicier and slightly bitter, nuts, some wax, bread dough and a lot of lemon, with oranges and honey, first cashews, then walnuts, nutmeg, dark chocolate with ginger, now also orange marmalade.
Story of Glenallachie
Lightness is a characteristic of most of the 1960s distilleries and Glenallachie has been no exception. A malty undertone adds some textural quality to the palate while delicate fruits rise above. Under the new ownership of the GlenAllachie Distillery Company however fermentation times have been lengethened, lending the spirit a fruitier, and more muscular quality. Peated runs now account for 20% of production, although peated GlenAllachie won’t appear on shelves for a number of years yet.