GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Scottish Virgin Oak Finish
A limited edition 8 year old expression finished in Scottish virgin oak casks, part of The GlenAllachie's Virgin Oak Series.
Part of The GlenAllachie's Virgin Oak Series, exploring the influence of different types of oak on the maturation of the whisky.
This particular expression is aged 8 years, matured first in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and then finished for approximately 18 months in Scottish virgin oak casks.
The Scottish Sessile Oak (Quercus Petraea) is sourced from the Atlantic coast. Before being filled the wood is air dried for 36 months then toasted and charred to medium level. Due to its rarity, expense and tendency to knot, Scottish Oak is seldomly used for whisky maturation.
The GlenAllachie's tasting notes...
Colour: Golden sunset.
Nose: Bursting with baked oats, butterscotch and toffee, with notes of cinnamon, gingersnaps and heather honey.
Taste: Lashings of heather honey, orchard fruits and lemon zest, followed by white chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.
Natural colour. Non chill filtered.
70cl / 48% abv