GlenAllachie 12 Year Old - Sauternes Wine Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Wine Series - 2021
To craft The GlenAllachie Wine Series,the distillery first expertly matured their spirit in American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels. Subsequently, the whisky underwent additional maturation for almost two years in Wine Barriques meticulously sourced by Master Distiller Billy Walker, imparting a distinctive twist onto the GlenAllachie spirit.Factors such as the oak species, level of toasting, and coopering of the cask each leave a unique mark on the slumbering spirit. The oak itself was previously influenced by the grape variety and terroir of the winery from which the distillery sourced these barriques; thus, the wood adds distinctive layers of complexity, depth and charm.This straw gold malt gets its elegant stone fruit, zesty flavours from Sauternes Barriques made from French Oak, with a medium level of toasting. Sauternes is a dessert wine originating from the Bordeaux region of South West France, using the ‘noble rot’ to sweeten the wine. These Barriques were bottled at their optimum - when the characteristics of the distillery and the wood reached the perfect balance.
COLOUR: Rich Golden
NOSE: Waves of heather honey, peaches and grapefruit, with hints of cinnamon and almonds.
TASTE: Heather honey, treacle and pineapple, with peaches, sweet grapefruit and cinnamon.