The GlenAllachie Distillery releases Batch III of the Wood Finish Series
GlenAllachie 12 Year Old - Chinquapin 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 exceptional malt gets its complex, zesty flavours from casks made of Chinquapin Oak (Quercus Muehlenbergii) sourced from the Northern Ozark region in Missouri. Chinquapin is a sub species of Quercus Alba and delivers spicy flavours and aromas. Air dried for almost four years, then toasted to medium level these casks give the perfect balance of spirit and wood character.
COLOUR: Rich Bronze Sunrise.
NOSE: Waves of heather honey, butterscotch and orange zest fused with nutmeg and liquorice.
TASTE: Layers of heather honey, barley sugar, toasted biscuit and orange zest, followed by cinnamon, rosehips and liquorice.