The small-batch Scotch marries single malt matured in three vintage Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheons. 2,400 bottles will be available in the limited global release, with an RRSP of £375.
The release comes on the heels of master distiller Billy Walker’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Each cask has been selected and blended by Walker, from the distillery’s inventory of over 50,000 casks.
Bottled at 51.5% ABV, the whisky is encased in a suedette-lined pine green box with gold foil detailing.
The liquid is said to carry notes of black grapes, fresh espresso, brandy butter and stem ginger on the palate.
Commenting on the release, Walker said: “Whisky is a waiting game, and after years of careful planning, I never tire of the anticipation; it’s pure excitement. Each and every cask at the distillery is regularly monitored to ensure we bottle the very best whisky available for each expression. This is what led me to pick these three richly seasoned Sherry puncheons to create this new batch of our 21-year-old. The outcome is a multifaceted drinking experience that exudes sheer elegance. A whisky that I will sip and savour at the end of this milestone year.”
The new release coincides with another from GlenAllachie: its 10-year-old cask strength Batch 8. Both are said to become increasingly available over the coming weeks from specialist retailers worldwide.