GlenAllachie’s accredited whisky grasp Billy Walker concludes anniversary celebrations by releasing maiden peated distillate as ultimate expression in commemorative collection
The GlenAllachie Distillers Firm in the present day reveals the final bottling in The Previous, Current & Future Collection as the primary ever distillate produced below their possession: The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Future Version 4-year-old Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The celebratory collection, which launched in Could, pays tribute to foremost whisky maker Billy Walker’s extraordinary 50-year-long stint within the Scotch whisky trade. Every instalment within the trilogy has been fastidiously chosen to replicate a key milestone within the skilled blender’s profession.
The Future Version (UK RRSP £80), a younger and punchy 4-year-old peated single malt, affords whisky fanatics the possibility to sip and speculate on doable subsequent bottlings from The GlenAllachie Distillery following Walker’s takeover in 2017.
The historic launch represents the primary whisky bottled by the distillery to have been created below Walker and impacted by his manufacturing modifications. These embody an 80% manufacturing drop, which permits for larger supervision all through the maturation journey, and facilitates a rise in fermentation length to 160 hours creating an ester-rich spirit with thicker mouthfeel.
Since spearheading The GlenAllachie, Walker started producing peated spirit for round six weeks yearly to diversify the distillery’s providing and unleash new alternatives for innovation and experimentation.
Matured in former Rye and Bourbon barrels, in addition to virgin oak casks, the feisty 4-year-old Scotch whisky chosen for The Future Version remained below cautious supervision inside one of many distillery’s 16 on-site warehouses in Speyside.
Made with mainland peat from St Fergus, the flavour contribution is sweeter with distinguishing oaky tones in distinction to the extra medicinal or maritime notes anticipated of a coastal peat.
The barley was kilned to 80ppm (components per million) providing up distinctive smoky but candy flavour traits: smouldering oak, cinnamon apples and chocolate-covered hazelnuts, alongside puffs of earthy peat smoke.
The momentous launch is proscribed to 10,000 bottles worldwide; every proudly introduced at cask energy of 60.2% ABV, pure color and non chill filtered.
Reflecting on this pivotal bottling, Walker stated:
“It’s past thrilling to launch our very personal whisky distilled since we took over this hidden gem of a distillery in 2017. I eagerly await the response amongst whisky followers to this primary glimpse at each our personal distillate, and our peated work. The response will unquestionably affect the place we take issues subsequent.
“The timing of the launch is apt as we rejoice our fifth anniversary of possession subsequent month. We’re so very lucky to be steering this nice distillery into the longer term. I believe the very best is but to return.”
The Future Version joins the 2 different expressions within the vary; The Previous Version, a 16-year-old 100% Sherry Matured single malt launched in Could, and The Current Version, a 16-year-old Mizunara Virgin Oak End, introduced in July.
The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Future Version is out there by way of international specialist retailers, with a UK RRSP of £80