Official tasting notes.
Colour: Golden Sunrise.
Nose: Cinnamon and nutmeg with waves of honey, treacle and orange peel.
Palate: Intense stewed spices enriched with honey, butterscotch, treacle, orange zest and hints of cloves.
The GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Rye Wood Finish 700ml 48%
From Batch 2 of the GlenAllachie Wood Finish Series.
Cask type: American Oak/Rye cask finish
Bottler: The GlenAllachie Distillery
Here’s a very cool Speysider with a rich and spicy twist. It’s pure GlenAllachie matured in premium American Oak Wood Barrels before being re-racked into robust and punchy Kentucky Rye Casks. The different toasting and charring levels of these casks combined with the Rye maturation adds another layer of complexity to the classic GlenAllachie style.
Master Distiller, Billy Walker comments:
“This second batch of wood finishes represents the culmination of all those experiments, and we’re excited about the range of new flavours we’ve created by giving our malt second maturations in Rye, Moscatel and Ruby Port barrels. It’s a delicate process to make sure the different woods complement the GlenAllachie spirit rather than overpower it, but we’re delighted with the results.”