Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 48%
Released in 2020 this Glenallachie 12-year-old is part of the distilleries new Virgin Oak Series.
The 'Spanish Oak Finish' is initially matured in American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels & then finished in hogsheads made of Spanish Oak (Quercus Robur) sourced from the Cantabrian Mountains in Northern Spain.
Before being filled, the wood is air-dried for around 18 months, opening up the oak for the Glenallachie spirit to extract its flavours. This process has produced a whisky with waves of heather honey, treacle, coconut and orange zest.
Virgin Oak Series
|Cask Type||American Oak, Ex-Bourbon|
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.