GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series Hungarian Virgin Oak 7 Year Old 70cl
For Batch Three of GlenAllachie's Virgin Oak series, the whisky was first matured in American Oak ex-bourbon barrels. To add a distinctive twist, the whisky then underwent additional maturation for approximately 18 months in specially selected virgin oak casks.
Always the innovator, Master Distiller Billy Walker’s search for the unusual led him to the mountains of northeast Hungary to the Zemplén forest. Its rocky volcanic soil, along with its colder climate and higher altitude means that the trees in this region grow very slowly, giving the oak a tight grain - a desirable trait for aging spirit. Keen to experiment with this rare oak, the barrels were toasted and charred to a medium level before hosting complex spirit. One of the world’s first single malts finished in Hungarian virgin oak (Quercus Petraea)
Cask Type: American Oak (ex-Bourbon) & Hungarian Virgin Oak
Natural Colour | Non Chill Filtered
Nose: Bursting with butterscotch, citrus and milk chocolate, with cinnamon, raisins, orchard fruits and ginger.
Taste: Lashings of heather honey and cinnamon, followed by chocolate, lemon drops and caramelised brown sugar.