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 Spanish Oak and is a limited release of 6600 bottles. This rich bronze malt attains its spicy, treacly flavours from hogsheads made of Spanish Oak (Quercus Robur) sourced from Galicia and Asturias regions, in particular the Cantabrian Mountains which have a cooler climate and greater humidity. Before being filled, the wood is air dried for around 18 months, opening up the oak for the GlenAllachie spirit to extract the cask character.
|Distillery: Waves of honey, coconut and treacle, followed by orange zest and cinnamon.|
|Distillery: Layers of heather honey, treacle, coconut and orange zest, fused with mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon.|