The GlenAllachie 12 YO Sauternes Wine Cask Finish
The GlenAllachie, headed up by award-winning Master Distiller, Billy Walker, has now released the inaugural bottlings within its new Wine Cask Series.
To craft The GlenAllachie Wine Series, they 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.
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.
This expression is bottled unchilfiltered for flavour with no added colouring at 48% ABV.
Net weight: 1.6kg
The GlenAllachie Distillery
Nestled at the foot of Ben Rinnes lies one of the best-kept secrets in Speyside: The 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.
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.