Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 48%
Bottled in 2022 for Batch 2 of Glenallachie's Virgin Oak Series, Glenallachie 10-year-old Chinquapin Virgin Oak started its maturation in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred for its final 18 months of ageing to virgin casks made with Chinquapin oak from the Ozarks in Missouri.
The wood for these Chinquapin oak casks was air dried for nearly four years before being coopered into the casks for this Glenallachie, and were medium toasted before being filled. Glenallachie 10-year-old Chinquapin Virgin Oak has been bottled at 48% without chill filtration or colouring, so this is the real deal and should be delicious.
Virgin Oak Series
|Cask Type||American Oak, Ex-Bourbon|
|Finish||Chinquapin Virgin Oak|
Colour: Rich Bronze.
Nose: Bursting with orange zest, heather honey and pecan, with notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and liquorice.
Palate: Lashings of cinnamon, barley sugar and toasted biscuits, followed by rose hips, orange peel and heather honey.