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The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Batch 6


17th August 2021
The GlenAllachie release the next instalment of their

The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Batch 6The GlenAllachie has announced the launch of the launch of the latest batch of their GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 6. With their fourth batch of their 10 Year Old Cask Strength batch series having recently scooped the ultimate accolade of the 'World's Best Single Malt' at the World Whiskies Awards 2021, the bar has certainly been set high as they introduce this sixth instalment of the cask strength dram.

This latest instalment was matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak and Rioja casks, all personally selected by Master Distiller, Billy Walker. The resulting whisky is said to be bursting with indulgent notes of sticky honey, warming mocha, orange peel and spicy cinnamon.

Commenting on this latest batch release, Master Distiller Billy Walker revealed, "The delicious whisky we bottle as our 10 Year Old Cask Strength really is testament to our wonderful team and the excellent wood we source. Like all previous batches, I know this batch won’t disappoint!"

Bottled at a cask strength of 57.8% ABV this unchilfiltered and naturally coloured dram is a limited release of just 6,500 cases worldwide and 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 6 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, treacle, mocha, heather honey and almonds, fused with cinnamon, marmalade and grapefruit.
 

GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 1 Review


Note this is a review of Batch 1.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet honey and vanilla toffee infused with a touch of orange, a hint of cinnamon and oak spice hiding in the background.

Taste: A honey coated mix of apple, orange and raisin leads, followed closely by some vanilla toffee, cocoa and a little vibrant fresh oak spice.

Finish: The honeyed sweetness gives way to some dark chocolate and oak, it then bitters out rather quickly. Mildly drying.

Comment: For all its strength it bitters out quickly but it is is a joy on the nose and in the mouth while it lasts. I would love to see them turning up the sherry cask contribution on the next batch, still a fantastic introduction to the Glenallachie. On my first taste of this I had scored it 84 but I have now been back to it a few times, in fact I have almost got through a whole bottle in the past month and have upped my rating a little.

SMW Score 87/100
 

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