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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Glenallachie  Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Speyside Distillery Information

Glenallachie  Distillery History  


Built in 1967 by Mackinlay & McPherson Ltd who were part of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries at the time for their Mackinlay blends.


The distillery was designed by W Delme Evans the architect also designed  Isle of Jura and Tullibardine distilleries.


The distillery operates a stainless steel semi-Lauter mash tun, 6 stainless steel washbacks, with 4 medium sized pot stills. The wash stills have pinched waists the spirit stills are the conventional onion shape.


Purchased by Invergordon in 1985 and closed two years later. New owners Campbell Distillers reopened the distillery in 1989


Used exclusively in the distiller’s own blends, the principle blend is Clan Campbell


Glenallachie Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings  


Glenallachie 12 Year Old

Glenallachie 15 Year Old

Glenallachie 12 Year Old Cask Strength



Glenallachie Single Malt Scotch Whisky  Independent Bottlings  



Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),

Dewar Rattray

Dun Bheagan (Ian McLeod),

NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

Provenance (Douglas Laing),

Un-Chill Filtered  (Signatory).

Glenallachie Distillery, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9LR

Tel: +44 (0)1340 871315


Glenallachie Distillery Visitor Centre Information


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Contact +44 (0)1340 871204


Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style

Tasting Notes


Nose: Light, gentle, slightly fragrant.


Palate; Light malty notes, citrus fruit, barley.


Finish: Sweet to start, pear drops.

Glenallachie Single Malt Whisky 9 year old Provenance 46%

A single barrel Bottling.

Distilled : Spring 2000

Bottled  :  Spring 2010

Tasting notes :-

The nose is fresh and fruity, with a grapefruit quality and runs to a mellow, vanilla sweetness.


The palate is warming, still sweet and more fruit flavours, spice and barley apparent.


The finish is short yet attractive, still carries a fruity character, now with camphor and orange pith. (F)


Glenallachie Single Malt Whisky 12 year old Provenance 46%


Douglas Laing & Co.Ltd.

A bottling from one Refill Hogshead DMG REF: 1879.

Un-chillfiltered - No Colouring.

Tasting notes:-


The initial nose is light and floral, before the appearance of malty, citric notes. The light, oily body leads to palate redolent with malty , citric flavours. The finish is long, complex and lingering.(S)

Founded in 1967 by Mackinlay & McPherson Ltd

Location Speyside region Central district Aberlour

Water source Ben Rinnes Springs


Glenallachie Scotch Whisky Distilling Equipment


Stainless steel semi-lauter mash tun.

6 Stainless steel washbacks

4 pot stills