A new core range in Speyside

Billy Walker and his business partners acquired the distillery last year

SPEYSIDE distillery The GlenAllachie has released the first range of aged bottlings since its change of ownership late last year.

The distillery, which was formerly owned by Pernod Ricard, was acquired by a consortium headed by master distiller Billy Walker. The new core range comprises the ten year old cask strength; 12 year old; 18 year old; and 25 year old expressions.

Walker said: “The first release of our GlenAllachie core range has been a culmination of months of hard work and a passion to turn GlenAllachie into a very popular and much sought-after single malt whisky. It is an honour to be its custodian and to develop this range of single malts. The range of casks we have warehoused is tremendous, with nearly 50,000 maturing at our distillery, some of which date back to the 1970s. Our aim is to nurture this tremendous spirit and for these single malts to be admired both home and abroad.”