Glenallachie 14 year old Woodrow's of Edinburgh
This delightful and dangerously smooth single malt is the Glenallachie 14 year old bottled by Woodrow's of Edinburgh. The whisky spent its entire maturation in a single sherry butt and was bottled at natural cask strength. Expect a delicious, complex and rich palate busrting with notes of mulled-wine spice, cinnamon, black tea tannins, dried fruit, caramelised apple, baking spices and hints of dark chocolate.
This is probably the richest and most complex Speyside whisky we have seen this year.
Woodrow's of Edinburgh (AKA Eastlin Alba)
After starting as whisky cask traders, the team at Eastlin Alba adopted a policy: 'always get samples drawn for their customers'. This was so that their clients always knew what they were getting. At times, the team found, and still finds, some superb casks that were 'too good to pass on', those casks are then bottled under the Woodrow's of Edinburgh Warehouse Reserve label. The company is located in Jane Street, Letth, Edinburgh.
Glenallachie distillery was built in 1967 by Mackinlays, a subsidiary of Scottish and Newcastle breweries. Mackinlays saw the need to build a distillery given the demand for Scotch whisky from the American market. During the difficult 1980's Invergordon distillers acquired Mackinlays. They didn't hold it for long, four years after they took over, they sold the mothballed distillery to a subsidiary of Pernod-Ricard: Campbell Distillers.
The whisky from this distillery is rarely seen as as a single malt. Independent bottlings are few. In 2017 Glenallachie was sold to legendary distiller Billy Walker. A new range of single malts was launched in 2018.