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.
2009 Glenallachie Single Cask #4806 Grattamacco Red Wine Cask 11 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
For this expression, Billy Walker partnered with the iconic Grattamacco winery in Tuscany, Italy to source a certified organic French Oak cask with a medium toast. Secondary maturation in the Super Tuscan Barrique allowed the whisky to pick up a sunset orange colour as well as nutty, stone fruit tones. The smaller size of the barrique, compared to a butt or puncheon, gives greater wood and spirit interaction, enhancing the intensity of the ultimate flavour experience.
Only 275 bottles were produced world wide. This expression is bottled unchill-filtered for flavour with no added colouring at 64.8% ABV.
OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES
NOSE: Layers of apricots and peaches, fused with honey, almonds and orange zest.
TASTE: Waves of toffee, heather honey, peaches, and red berries, followed by orange zest and ginger.
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