GlenAllachie’s relaunch hit the U.S. in earnest a few years ago. Now fans of the whisky can dig deeper into its archives with this single cask bottling, which spends 14 years in Port pipes. Just 331 bottles were turned out from this cask, #7862.
We received a small sample to check out. Let’s dig in.
Fresh and fruity on the nose, the Port element isn’t overwhelming, dialed back thanks to the hefty level of alcohol. The palate doubles down on fruit with a strong plum and cherry note, plus an ample floral character that evokes potpourri. Notes of menthol, brown butter, and even a hint of peanut butter late in the game all sedate the whisky’s sweeter elements and give it a more savory grounding on the finish. I wish I’d had more than the small sample I was tasting to explore, for this feels like a whisky whose charms fully open up probably halfway through the bottle.
A- / $190 / theglenallachie.com