GlenAllachie 13 Year Old - Rioja 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 golden bronze malt obtains its nutty and honeyed character from carefully sourced Rioja Barriques of Spanish Oak, with a medium level of toasting. Rioja hails from Spain’s most renowned wine region and delivers sophisticated fruit notes. These Barriques were bottled when the influences of the distillery and wood reached complete harmony.
COLOUR: Golden Blush
NOSE: Waves of red berries, honey, grape must, orange peel and almonds.
TASTE: Rich heather honey, sultanas, almonds and red berries, with barley sugar, grapefruit, orange peel and a hint of aniseed.