Whisky Review: GlenAllachie 1990 50th Anniversary
This 500ml bottle celebrates Billy Walker’s ambitions to revamp the Glenallachie distillery, following his success at GlenDronach and others, and starts with capitalizing the name mid-word.
GlenAllachie 1990 50th Anniversary 27 Year/ 44.9%
This was distilled on 08/05/1990 and bottled in Feburary 2018 from sherry butt 2515, bottle 071 of 156, and is intended to be “a sample of the Glenallachie that was first produced in 1968.”
- Color: chestnut (1.2)
- Nose: rotting forest undergrowth, lemon peel, old wood pilings, grapes
- Taste: very rounded, old oak, cigar ash, chocolate bar, pecans, and cream
- Finish: medium, a bit of cardboard, some fruit
This is a very interesting, and quite tasty dram, although the proof is a bit low, it’s still cask-strength. It does have a lot of distillery character, without hiding behind wood.