GLENALLACHIE

Distillery
Founded in 1967
Glenallachie is located in Banffshire, at the foot of Ben Rinnes, neighboring several other distilleries.

This distillery is one of the youngest in Scotland. Founded in 1967, Mackinlay McPherson Ltd. (part of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries) was in charge of Glenallachie Distillery. In 1985, Invergordon took it over, and afterwards it was mothballed.

Campbell Distillers bought the distillery in 1989, bringing 2 extra stills into the game. Glenallachie has two wash stills of 36,300 liter capacity, and two spirit stills with 23,900 liters of capacity.

Chivas sourced, unpeated, industrial maltings are used for production. Mainly American ex-Bourbon casks and some Oloroso Sherry casks are used.

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What does Glenallachie taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Glenallachie Scotch. It's based on all Glenallachie drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Glenallachie before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Established
    1967
  • Owner
    Pernod Ricard
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    4
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Glenallachie Distillery, Arberlour, Glenallachie, Moray AB38 9LR, Scotland
  • Phone
    +44 1340 871204
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William Delmé-Evans built the distillery. He also built the Isle of Jura, and Tullibardine Distilleries.

Most of the Whisky Glenallachie produces goes into blends.
About
Speyside
Glens a plenty, history in abundance - that's Speyside.

The most densely populated Whisky region in the world sits in a fertile valley of rivers and glens. Home to over half of Scotland’s distilleries, Speyside malts from these fifty or so distilleries are hard to summarize, as there's a lot of flavour variety.

One thing we can say is that they're known for being frugal with peat and lavish with nutty fruit flavours. Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside Whiskies. Speyside Whisky also knows its way around a Sherry cask.
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