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A Jaw-Dropping Unique Cask from a Speyside Luminary
1995 Glenallachie 26 12 months Previous “Hart Brothers Most interesting Assortment” Okay&L Unique Cask Power Single Ex-Bourbon Barrel Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 

“This beautiful malt from the superb Glenallachie Distillery represents among the most interesting in the marketplace…” — David Othenin-Girard, Okay&L Spirits Purchaser

The concerted effort that our spirits staff has put into constructing and sustaining {our relationships} with the whisky world’s most interesting unbiased bottlers continues to repay with distinctive gives like at present’s. Hart Brothers has been a go-to supply for a lot of, if not most, of our rarest and most distinctive single-cask Scotch bottlings, and Glenallachie’s 1995 Speyside 26 12 months Previous Ex-Bourbon Barrel Speyside Single Malt is yet one more in an extended line of inimitable drams which have emerged from their huge warehouse shares lately. “A completely dreamy, creamy little whisky that proves ‘Allachie needn’t be sherried to be world-class,” as David Othenin-Girard places it, this splendidly distinctive dram wears its ex-bourbon growing older on its sleeve, proper subsequent to its plain Speyside roots. Whereas a lot of its contemporaries within the high-end area have skyrocketed in worth over the previous couple of years, this chic 26 12 months Previous stays a relative steal in an setting the place going market charges could make even probably the most seasoned collectors wince. We’re as soon as once more thrilled on the superlative high quality for worth on provide right here, and we all know our most fanatical Scotch lovers will discover the identical measure of compelling worth and character on this one-of-a-kind single-cask magnificence, as soon as they get their palms on it.

1995 Glenallachie 26 12 months Previous “Hart Brothers Most interesting Assortment” Okay&L Unique Cask Power Single Ex-Bourbon Barrel Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) ($379.99)

Okay&L Notes: The wonderful distillery that’s garnering a lot hype nowadays was unheard-of just some years in the past. Whereas the distillery is concentrated primarily on the heavy sherry choices, this thrilling, first-fill, ex-bourbon cask is a window into the distinctive character of this particular distillery. Opened comparatively late in 1967 simply exterior of the city of Aberlour, it’s in superb firm geographically. On to the north is the fantastic Aberlour distillery, and to the west is Dailuaine. Due south, you’ll discover Benrinnes and a bit additional, GlenFarclas. Discovering an expression of this age and caliber from any of those distilleries is uncommon, however till just lately Glenallachie at this age and high quality was almost unheard-of. That’s as a result of all of the shares went to the blends. Now, with the change in possession, some issues have shaken unfastened a bit. Anticipate a quintessentially Speyside ex-bourbon type right here with tons of fruit, honey, and whiffs of blooming heather. A really particular barrel from an equally particular distiller. Bottled at a cask power of 111 proof and with out chillfiltration or coloring.

David Othenin-Girard | Okay&L Spirits Purchaser | Assessment Date: June 01, 2022

One other unbelievable barrel from Hart Brothers. This beautiful malt from the superb Glenallachie Distillery represents among the most interesting in the marketplace and stands up with the very highest high quality distillery choices from this era. We’re very fortunate to have taken full benefit of Hart Brothers’ wonderful connections, specifically it appears with the fantastic Billy Walker. This previous barrel was distilled on the seventeenth of March 1995 and stuffed right into a recent ex-bourbon barrel the place it matured for greater than two and a half many years earlier than being bottled on November twentieth of 2021 at cask power. Let’s style. The colour is previous gold. The nostril is pungent and pointed providing dried mango, Seville orange peel, nougat, white chocolate and some very delicate recent herbs. The primary style could be very decadent and ripe, creamy and supple. Loads of fruit, very vibrant pithy unique citrus, darker dried tropicals, and a few poached pear character shifting towards a extra chocolatey core within the mid-palate. A stunning spice word retains it dry and lingers lengthy, lengthy after the swallow. With a drop of water every little thing is turned as much as 11! Pure orange peel aromas with nutty candies and wild honey. A completely dreamy, creamy little whisky that proves ‘Allachie needn’t be sherried to be world-class.

Austin Jenkins | Okay&L Workers Member | Assessment Date: Might 25, 2022

Cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate anybody? Every little thing you’re searching for in a Speyside is correct right here on this bottle, twenty-six years of supreme age in ex-bourbon casks contribute to a pleasant, oaky profile with out compromising any of the Speyside traits. Massive stone fruit on this—peaches and pears dance with some clove and cardamom on the palate. A contact of water actually lets the cask affect on this whisky shine. Decide one up earlier than it’s gone. You’ll undoubtedly remorse it in the event you miss out on this one.

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