Billy Walker’s GlenAllachie Age-Statement Single Malts are here!

23 October, 2018 by Damon Apter

Billy Walker is a living legend in the Scotch whisky industry with a career spanning more than 40 years.  As former owner and Master Distiller of BenRiach, GlenDronach and GlenGlassaugh distilleries he has built an enviable reputation as one of Scotland’s leading distillers and blenders.

In 2017, Billy bought the GlenAllachie Distilling Company from Pernod Ricard.  The distillery was built in 1968 and sits on a 20-acre site in Speyside at the foot of Ben Rinnes.  It was designed by William Delme-Evans – the architect behind Jura, Macduff and Tullibardine.  It has four stills and, unusually, two separate spirit safes, one for each set of stills.

GlenAllachie used to produce malts only used in blending.  But now Billy is releasing the distillery’s first stand-alone single malts.  They are best described as rich, full bodied, fruity spirits with characteristic butterscotch and toffee notes.

Billy Walker said: “We may be one of the younger distilleries on Speyside but the range of casks we have maturing on site is tremendous, over 50,000 casks of GlenAllachie some of which date back to the 1970’s.  We are looking forward to bringing classic GlenAllachie single malt to a new generation and exploring how we can deliver new blends that will become classics of the future”.

James France, an industry veteran of over 25 years and founder of Vanguard (GlenAllachie’s Australian importer), commented: “For years we have been looking for an authentic, premium family of Scotch whiskies for our portfolio and we are delighted that finally we have found the perfect partner in GlenAllachie.  We’re sure the trade will be as excited as we are about these great whiskies.  GlenAllachie has genuine provenance and a deep archive of age-statement whiskies  – two things that are all too rare these days.’’

The initial GlenAllachie single malt Scotch whisky range consists of 10 year old cask strength (57.1% ABV), 12 year (46% ABV), 18 year (46% ABV) and 25 year old (48% ABV).  None of the range is chill- filtered or coloured.

The GlenAllachie range is available now from Vanguard Luxury Brands.

For further information please contact James France at Vanguard Luxury Brands on 0408 411 859 or james@vanguardluxurybrands.com