This Glenallachie 12 Years Old is part of the new Virgin Oak Series. For this series the distillery have first matured the whisky in American Oak (Quercus Alba) Ex-Bourbon Barrels. The whisky then undergoes additional maturation for approximately 18 months in specially selected Virgin
Oak Casks. This 12 Years Old has been finished in Virgin Chinquapin Oak and is a limited release of 6600 bottles. 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 give us the perfect balance of spirit and wood character.
|Distillery: Waves of heather honey, butterscotch and orange zest fused with nutmeg and liquorice.|
|Distillery: Layers of heather honey, barley sugar, toasted biscuit and orange zest, followed by cinnamon, rosehips and liquorice.|