Glenallachie distillery was built by Mackinlays in 1967 to meet the demands of its blends following an upturn in sales in the US. In its short history it has passed through the hands of Invergordon Distillers and Pernod-Ricard. During this period the focus was always on the provision of blends, with over 20 years between the first Mackinlay’s distillery bottlings of its single malt and the next official release from Chivas Brothers in 2005. Now in the hands of Billy Walker, Glenallachie is finally being pushed as an increasingly popular single malt brand since 2017.
This fantastic 18 year old expression has been matured in American oak, Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso casks and is highly regarded, winning Gold in the 2019 Scottish Whisky Awards. The distillery itself also did very well, achieving the much coveted Scotch Whisky Distillery of the Year award.