Billy Walker

THE GlenAllachie Distillers Co. has picked up a haul of awards.

Master Distiller Billy Walker won the prestigious Icons of Whisky Global Master Blender / Distiller of the Year award and the World Whiskies Awards World’s Best Blended Malt for its MacNair’s Lum Reek 21 year old at the Whisky Magazine Awards.

The GlenAllachie 10 year old Cask Strength Batch 3 also won Best Scotch Speyside Single Malt 12 year old and under.

The Whisky Magazine Awards were announced on social media following the cancellation of this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, The GlenAllachie also collected a remarkable hat-trick of Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The prestigious Double Gold medals were awarded to its 12, 15 and 25 year-old single malts, while its MacNair’s Lum Reek Blended Malt Scotch 12 year old also won a Gold medal.

In September 2019, The GlenAllachie was voted Scottish Distillery of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards. The growing collection of awards come just two years since Mr Walker acquired the distillery.

Mr Walker, who is approaching his 50th year in the whisky industry, said: “With the world facing an extremely challenging time due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s nice to be able to share a little bit of good news. Like everyone else here in the UK, I’m working from home and getting used to a new way of life, so this news brings a brief respite in these troubling times.”