Glenallachie comes from the Gaelic "Glen Aileachaidh" meaning the glen of the rocky place.
Glenallachie is not open to the public.
Glenallachie was built by Mackinlay MacPherson, a subsidiary of Scottish & Newcastle Breweries in 1967, designed by William Delmé Evans, who was also the architect for Jura and Tullibardine. Sold to Invergordon Distillers in 1985, closed in 1987 and sold on again to Pernod Ricard in 1989, who re-opened it and doubled the number of stills.
Malt Madness, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Nearest National Rail stations are Elgin (ELG) (16 miles) or Keith (KEH) (15). Live train times: ELG, KEH.
From the A95 close heading towards Aberlour follow sign to Glenallachie. From Aberlour first left after Aberlour Distillery, sharply back on yourself (no direction sign on the road), follow the road to Glenallachie Distillery.
Glenallachie's only recent UK distillery bottling was a 16yo (56.7%) as part of Chivas' Cask Strength Edition range which was sold in their visitor centres at Glenlivet, Strathisla and Aberlour & online - no longer available, though there is a 12yo bottled for Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize.
Most of the product ends up in various Chivas blends - Chivas Regal, 100 Pipers, Passport, Queen Anne - and is the backbone of Clan Campbell.
Independent bottlings are quite rare.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Benrinnes Distillery are available on Flickr.