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GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5

29th March 2021
GlenAllachie launch the fifth batch of their highly rated 10 Year Old Cask Strength expression.

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5GlenAllachie has just announced the launch of the next instalment of their highly rated 10 Year Old Cask Strength batch release single malt whisky, the new GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5.

The release follows the success of previous batches, most recently Batch 4 which just last week was awarded one of the most competitive and prestigious accolades: World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2021.

The World Whiskies Awards which is held by the Whisky Magazine recognise the very best whiskies from across the globe. An international judging panel carry out blind tastings to award the best whiskies within each category. Once these winners are determined for each region, they go head-to-head in the ‘World’s Best’ final judging. The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Batch 4 outperformed all of the competition to be named the World’s Best Single Malt in March 2021, just as the next instalment is launched.

The latest instalment in the batch release series, the GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5, is a limited release of 4,500 cases worldwide, a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons, Rioja barriques, and a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks expertly selected and blended by industry veteran and Master Distiller/Blender of the Year (World Whiskies Awards, 2020), Billy Walker.

Batch 5 is presented at natural strength of 55.9% ABV, without added colour or chill filtration, described by GlenAllachie as a punchy spirit which promises waves of warming mocha, tangy orange zest, and winter spices, all alongside archetypal GlenAllachie sweet honey notes.

Commenting on the latest decade-old release, Walker revealed:  "It has been a true joy of mine to concoct every new batch of our 10-year-old, bottling each at cask strength to let the natural character and charm of the spirit reign supreme.

"Previous batches of our 10 year old have set a high bar to meet, particularly the fourth batch which I am thrilled has been awarded World’s Best Single Malt – a long-held ambition of mine – but we’re excited to share this latest batch which delivers a moreish combination of freshly baked almond croissants, dark chocolate, and spicy cinnamon… a real treat!"

With the first batch revealed in November 2020, The GlenAllachie 21 Year Old Cask Strength had been the latest addition to the core range, with hotly anticipated annual batch releases in the pipeline.

The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5 will soon be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 5 Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Lashings of heather honey, dark chocolate and mocha, with almonds, cinnamon and orange peel.

Taste: Waves of dark chocolate, raisins, treacle, almonds and heather honey, with orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg on the finish.

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