Renowned whisky maker Billy Walker is celebrating a remarkable 50-year career in the Scotch whisky industry by announcing a limited-edition series of GlenAllachie Single Malts.

Master Distiller at The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, Walker has spent the past five decades creating some of the world’s most coveted drams, with The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Batch 4 named World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2021.

This landmark year sees the release of a celebratory trilogy of Speyside single malts – The GlenAllachie Past, Present and Future Series. These whiskies represent key milestones throughout Walker’s career.

The first instalment, The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition, is a fully sherry-matured 16-year-old single malt representing Walker’s past when he made a name for himself by releasing heavily sherried expressions to great acclaim.

Walker, who is a qualified chemist, has been at the helm of The GlenAllachie for almost five years, having previously led an illustrious career across numerous household name brands and companies.

His enviable experience spans iconic names including Ballantine’s, Deanston, Tobermory, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh and, now, The GlenAllachie.

“I’m incredibly lucky to have been involved in the fascinating Scotch whisky industry for 50 long years,” said Walker. “What a privilege it has been to have worked alongside some truly amazing people, and indeed to have been involved with some world-leading brands.”

The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition is available to purchase through global specialist retailers (UK RRSP £225).