For Batch 3 in the GlenAllachie Virgin Oak 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 Scottish Oak Casks. It is a limited release. This very rare malt obtains its sophisticated flavours from casks made of Scottish Sessile Oak (Quercus Petraea) sourced from the Atlantic coast of Scotland. Scottish oak is incredibly challenging to work with at all stages of production; growing, milling and coopering. Its rarity, costliness and tendency to knot mean it is scarcely used for whisky maturation. Before being filled, the wood was air dried for 36 months, then toasted and charred to a medium level. Using just a handful of casks, the resulting spirit delivers a truly exceptional drinking experience, oozing with blonde chocolate with hints of zesty orange and smooth toffee.
|Distillery: Bursting with baked oats, butterscotch and toffee, with notes of cinnamon, ginger snaps and heather honey.|
|Distillery: Lashings of heather honey, orchard fruits and lemon zest, followed by white chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.|