This GlenAllachie 2006 is the first GlenAllachie for me, since Billy Walker & team took over the distillery in July last year. There was already a series with single cask releases (for the 50th anniversary of GlenAllachie), but these bottles sold out pretty quickly. And the core range is on the way, but not yet released. So I was rather pleased that there was a single cask release for the Spirit of Speyside festival.
This GlenAllachie has matured for 12 years and is bottled at 58,9% ABV. Cask no. 897.
GlenAllachie 2006 tasting notes:
Nose: A bit nutty at first, macadamia nuts to be precize, which makes it a bit creamy. Quite some lemon, which is followed by green bananas. Vanilla and some fresh grassy tones too. A bit buttery, butterscotch and caramel. With water: Sweeter. More vanilla and some cookie dough. Caramel fudge or toffee.
Taste: Cookie dough, butterscotch. Vanilla and caramel fudge. Later some lemon and bananas too. Followed by black pepper. When I add some water the pepper dissapears to the background, but all the other flavours remain as they are. Which is good.
Finish: The finish is mid-long. Black pepper. Buttery. Toffee and caramel. Lemon. With water: less peppery.
Lovely dram, lovely flavours, but don’t expect a lot of depth. It just tastes very well. I can live with that. 😉