The GlenAllachie Distillery releases Batch III of the Wood Finish Series
GlenAllachie 12 Year Old - Spanish Virgin Oak - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Wood Finish Series - Release III
The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Series consists of signature expressions of GlenAllachies finest single malts. Master Distiller, Billy Walker, works with niche producers from around the world and sources small batches of outstanding casks that will complement the GlenAllachie spirit.
For The GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series, the distillery have first matured their whisky in American Oak (Quercus Alba) Ex-Bourbon Barrels. To add a delicate and distinctive twist, the whisky then undergoes additional maturation for approximately 18 months in specially selected Virgin Oak Casks. The subtle flavour differences in this series are led by a variety of influences: the Oak species, the local terroir and the period of natural air drying, along with the toasting, charring and coopering of the casks. Each of these reacts uniquely with the GlenAllachie spirit, adding superb texture, depth and variety.
This rich bronze malt attains its spicy, treacly flavours from hogsheads made of Spanish Oak (Quercus Robur) sourced from Galicia and Asturias regions, in particular the Cantabrian Mountains which have a cooler climate and greater humidity. Before being filled, the wood is air dried for around 18 months, opening up the oak for the GlenAllachie spirit to extract the cask character.
COLOUR: Rich Bronze
NOSE: Waves of honey, coconut and treacle, followed by orange zest and cinnamon.
TASTE: Layers of heather honey, treacle, coconut and orange zest, fused with mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon.