Glenallachie 1990 | Bot. 2018 | Cask #2515
Part one of a diptych: comparing and contrasting two 1990-vintage sherry butts, with cask numbers only two apart. This is one of the releases from Glenallachie's 50th anniversary collection, the first releases after the distillery was taken over by industry veteran Billy Walker. The whisky is more elegant than the other sherried entries in the range and is a contrast to its more concentrated sister cask (#2517). It's no shrinking violet, with rich nut and toffee notes, but it keeps its sherry influence restrained and moreish, with plump dried fruit and subtle stone fruit notes.