GlenAllachie presents new design

Petra Milde |

Core range and single cask bottlings of the Speyside whisky have been given a more modern look

The whisky remains unchanged, the appearance of the bottle labels and packaging is new: the Speyside distillery GlenAllachie has given its single malts a redesign.

Five GlenAllachies in the new design are already available in the shop . Both the previous and the new editions are currently available in parallel, so a direct comparison is possible.

This reveals: The bottle shape and assignment of colours to the respective editions remains (e.g. purple for the 12-year-old GlenAllachie). The appearance reminiscent of a stony surface gives way to a clear design. The typeface is also simpler and dispenses with the "flintstones" look. The upward lines used are intended to symbolise both the gable shape of the distillery and the upward trend in which GlenAllachie finds itself.

The tide turned for GlenAllachie in 2017

In 2017, Billy Walker, Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson took over the distillery, which was founded in 1967, along with its 16 warehouses. From then on, the focus was no longer on production for the blending industry, but on manufacturing a high-quality single malt. As such, GlenAllachie quickly established itself on the whisky market and has found a large fan base with a wide core range as well as with special series, wood finishes and single cask bottlings.

In addition to the new releases of the core range whiskies (GlenAllachie 10 years cask strength, 12 years, 15 years and 18 years), a single cask bottling in a new design is already available: GlenAllachie 2009/2023 - PX Puncheon offers a full-bodied pleasure with 56.7% vol., having spent 14 years in a sherry cask. 674 bottles were filled from cask no. 5880.

Tasting notes for The GlenAllachie 2009/2023 - PX Puncheon

Other: Uncoloured, not chill-filtered

Nose: Gentle notes of cinnamon and sweet sultanas, with hints of heather honey, roasted molasses and rich dark chocolate.

Palate: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, plum jam and Black Forest gateau.

Finish: A hint of truffle, sweet berries and ginger.


Images: The GlenAllachie Distillery

Petra Milde is a freelance author of books and specialist writing about spirits and food. She has been supporting the editorial team since 2015 and creates informative and entertaining articles in the news section.

Besides her writing work, she moderates tastings and can be met at spirits fairs, both behind the stands and in front of them, looking for new products and interesting people to talk to.