Glenallachie is a rare breed among Scottish distilleries, being totally independently managed and owned. It is led by Billy Walker, a whisky industry icon with over 50 years of experience. The distillery was opened back in the swinging 60’s to meet a surge in demand for whisky. Its original mission was to produce whisky for blends but over the years a few casks of single malt were put away for safekeeping. This means that today Glenallachie has a warehouse with casks stretching way back to the 1970s! Glenallachie 31 Years Old Single Cask 1989 Cask #2909 is from one of those grand old casks. Aged for 31 years in Ruby Port Pipe no. 2909, it has a nose of orange peel, vanilla, nutmeg and sultana while the palate has heather honey drizzled over grapefruit and pineapple with a dusting of cinnamon, cocoa and nutmeg.