An auctioneer's guide to Glenallachie, an independent distillery in the heart of Speyside

Glenallachie distillery takes its name from the Gaelic 'Gleann Aileachaidh', meaning 'valley of the rocks'. The distillery was built in 1967 by Mackinlays, a subsidiary of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries. The distillery was designed by Welshman William Delmé-Evans, a key figure in Scotland's post-war distillery building programme. Delmé-Evans also designed Tullibardine, Jura and had a hand in the construction of MacDuff distillery. 

Glenallachie was owned by some of the big names from the 1980s to 2000s, including Invergordon Distillers  Pernod Ricard and Chivas Brothers, and by 2017 it passed to a consortium led by whisky maker Billy Walker. 

The core range of single malts was released in 2018, along with the 50th anniversary series of vintage single cask bottlings.

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