Glenallachie must rank as one of the least-known malt distilleries in Scotland, despite having a capacity that puts it in the top 30 in terms of output in Scotland, almost all of which goes into Chivas blends.
In some ways, itís very unusual to drink a whisky where you have absolutely no idea what to expect, making it arguably easier to be objective about the qualities it does have, rather than what you think it should have. This is incredibly soft but hugely drinkable, particularly on a summerís day.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Incredibly light and soft. Spicy. Melon. Shortbread.
Palate: Spicy, sugary and fruity. The blue licorice (you know, the disc-shaped ones you get in packs of licorice allsorts) holds the oak in check. Orange zest.
Retails for around £35