GlenAllachie Chinquapin Virgin Oak 10 YO Whisky 70cl - March 2022 Release
This limited release is part of Batch Two of The GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series specially selected by their renowned Master Distiller, Billy Walker. This 10 Year Old Single Malt has been matured in American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels & finished in Chinquapin virgin oak for around 18 months.
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 gives the perfect balance of spirit and wood character.
Unchill-filtered and no added colouring.
Net weight: 1.5kg
Colour: Rich Bronze.
Nose: Bursting with orange zest, heather honey and pecan, with notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and liquorice.
Taste: Lashings of cinnamon, barley sugar and toasted biscuits, followed by rose hips, orange peel and heather honey
Nestled at the foot of Ben Rinnes lies one of the best-kept secrets in Speyside: GlenAllachie Distillery and its Master Distiller, Billy Walker.
Having been crowned winners of the Scottish Distillery of the Year award at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards 2019, the small team at GlenAllachie use their drive, passion and desire to create whiskies to be proud of.