Since reviving The GlenAllachie Distillery, Master Distiller Billy Walker has spent endless hours carefully analysing and monitoring the spirit within each and every cask slowly maturing in 16 on-site warehouses. Once he determines that the spirit has met the perfect balance between wood and distillery influence, Billy proudly puts his name to every single bottle of GlenAllachie sold across the globe.
THE GLENALLACHIE 12YO SAUTERNES WINE CASK FINISH
To craft The GlenAllachie Wine Series, the spirit was firstly matured 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 unchill-filtered for flavour with no added colouring at 48% ABV.
OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES
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.