Collection: GlenAllachie

Glenallachie Distillery is a Scottish malt whiskey distillery owned by Billy Walker, a seasoned whiskey connoisseur. Located in the Speyside region, it has been producing premium single malt whiskeys since 1967. The distillery was originally run by Mackinlay McPherson Ltd. was founded and later sold to Pernod Ricard before finally being acquired by Walker in 2017.

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History of the Glenallachie distillery

The Glenallachie Distillery is a Scottish whiskey distillery founded in 1967. It is located on the edge of the rural village of Aberlour in the heart of Scotland's Speyside region. The company produces a variety of single malt whiskeys as well as a limited number of blends. The distillery is known for its long tradition of craftsmanship and for its high quality whiskeys, which are highly valued on the global market.

Glenallachie has had various owners in the past, including Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard. However, in 2017 the distillery was purchased by Scottish industry veteran Billy Walker and his business partners Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson. Since the acquisition, the company has used traditional methods and innovative technologies to further improve its whiskeys and establish a greater global presence.

The distillery produces a wide range of single malt whiskeys, including multi-season bottlings and vintage specialties. The Glenallachie Range includes, among others, the Glenallachie 12 Year Old, Glenallachie 15 Year Old, Glenallachie 18 Year Old and Glenallachie 25 Year Old. These whiskeys are characterized by their rich aromas and flavor profiles, ranging from sweet fruit aromas and spice notes to smoky, peaty elements.

  • The Glenallachie from the outside.

  • Glenallachie Distillery.

Production of the Glenallachie distillery

The distillery has eight washbacks and four stills, which have an annual production capacity of around 1.8 million liters. Glenallachie is known for its high quality single malts, available in a wide range of bottlings including sherry and bourbon cask bottlings among others.

A highlight of the Glenallachie distillery is the unique and innovative way of producing whiskey. For example, the barley, yeast and water used are carefully selected and only the best ingredients are used. The whiskey is also stored in specially selected barrels that help the whiskey develop its aromas.

  • The stills at Glenallachie.

  • Glenallachie cask storage.

Other interesting facts about the Glenallachie distillery

One of the special features of the Glenallachie distillery is its size. Unlike many other distilleries, Glenallachie produces everything under one roof, which greatly enhances both the quality and efficiency of production. The distillery has 2 mash tuns, 10 washbacks and 4 stills that enable the production of different types of whiskey. In addition, Glenallachie has its own malthouse where it paints its own grain.

Another outstanding feature of the Glenallachie distillery is the way the whiskey is stored. It has one of the largest warehouses in Scotland, storing around 50,000 oak barrels. These barrels come from different regions and different ages, making the whiskey's flavor profile unique.

  • The Washback No5 sign at Glenallachie Distillery.

  • Glenallachie distillery washbacks.

Location of the Glenallachie distillery