GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Spanish Virgin Oak
For The GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series, the distillery first matured their whisky in American Oak (Quercus Alba) Ex-Bourbon Barrels. To add a delicate and distinctive twist, the whisky then undergoes additional maturation for approximately 18 months in specially selected Virgin Oak Casks.
The subtle flavour differences in this series are led by a variety of influences: the Oak species, the local terroir and the period of natural air drying, along with the toasting, charring and coopering of the casks. Each of these reacts uniquely with the GlenAllachie spirit, adding superb texture, depth and variety.
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.
NOSE: Waves of honey, coconut and treacle, followed by orange zest and cinnamon. TASTE: Layers of heather honey, treacle, coconut and orange zest, fused with mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Limited Globally to just 6,600 bottles
Bottled at 48%