Glenallachie 10 Years Old Spanish Oak Finish 48% NV
€ 74,90 (in Vat)
|Serie||Virgin Oak Series|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Spanish Oak Finish|
|Condition||In Original Box|
The term "Virgin Oak" refers to a type of cask that has never been previously used for storing other spirits or wine. The impact of this brand new cask on the whisky is solely derived from the wood. What sets this series apart is that the wood used comes from three different regions that typically do not supply wood for whiskey barrels. By utilizing wood from these three distinct regions, The GlenAllachie showcases the influence of the oak on the whisky, resulting in each whiskey possessing its own unique character. The "new make spirit" initially matures in American ex-bourbon barrels before undergoing an 18-month finishing period in a variety of oak barrels.
Whisky legend Billy Walker is delighted with the innovations showcased in this series, stating that the use of new oak from different corners of the world offers endless possibilities for him as a whisky maker. He relished the experience of experimenting with a variety of oaks, roasting and charring the barrels to different levels, and then developing the spirit. The three new bottlings exemplify the range of flavors that different oaks can offer. For instance, Scottish oak imparts notes of nuts, pear, and gingerbread, while Hungarian oak features waves of lemon juice, cinnamon, and raisins, and Spanish oak offers bursts of toffee sauce and ripe banana. This makes each whisky not only unique but also incredibly alluring.
The 10-year-old Spanish Virgin Oak Finish has been aged in hogshead barrels made from pedunculate oak from the Spanish mountains where a cool but humid climate prevails. The oak has been left to dry in the open air for a period of 18 months, then roasted and charred to open the pores to add extra flavor to the whisky. The result is a beautiful interplay of all influences that makes this whiskey unique.
• Nose: notes of orchard fruits, baking spices, sticky fudge, brown sugar, cherries, and citrus.
• Taste: bursting with chocolate, coffee, and heather honey, followed by notes of pepper, ginger, and molasses.
• Finish: long finish with hints of banana and raisins.