GlenAllachie grows Meikle Tòir series with The Turbo

Independent producer grows annual limited release series

A bottle of GlenAllachie Meikle Tòir Turbo 2024 Edition rests against a wooden floor.
The GlenAllachie Distillers Company has strengthened its Meilke Tòir series of whiskies with the launch of the limited edition The Turbo 2024.

INDEPENDENT Scotch whisky producer The GlenAllachie Distillers Company has grown its Meikle Tòir annual limited release series with The Turbo 2024 Edition.

Marking a new peated single malt expression for the line, The Turbo 2024 Edition comes bottled at 50% ABV with a RRSP of £55.99 and brings together a marriage of five American virgin oak casks and four Oloroso hogsheads, producing just 2,200 bottles in this limited release.

Pack shot of GlenAllachie Meikle Tòir The Turbo 2024 Edition.
Meikle Tòir The Turbo 2024 Edition features a hand-drawn illustration by Scottish artist Iain McIntosh.

Meikle Tòir – meaning big pursuit – comes from veteran whisky maker Billy Walker who said the product name will reflect the intense smoke character found from the whisky inside the bottle.

To create Meikle Tòir, The GlenAllachie used mainland peat from St. Fergus to contribute a sweeter smoke flavour in comparison to island peat options.

The Turbo 2024 follows on from the 2023 release of the same name which scooped up a number of accolades since its launch last year. The Turbo 2023 secured 93 points at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Commenting on the new release, Walker said: “We have been thrilled at the reception of Meikle Tòir among the whisky community and beyond over the last ten months.

“For the team and I, it was essential to begin a peated campaign when we took over the reins at The GlenAllachie and use mainland eat to complement the spirit’s heather honey DNA.

“The Turbo, by its nature, is incredibly limited, but if you can get your hands on it, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

“The 2024 Edition is a very moreish dram packed full of sweet campfire smoke alongside dried fruit and chocolate tones.”