The GlenAllachie Distillery, which won World’s Best Single Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2021), launches three single malts which form Batch 3 of its coveted Wood Finish range. Each whisky was curated by distinguished Master Distiller Billy Walker, who next year celebrates his 50th year in the industry. Walker is renowned for his unparalleled approach to wood management, seeking out the world’s finest casks and carefully monitoring the spirit development within each cask housed at the distillery’s 16 on-site warehouses.
“From the very outset of my days at GlenAllachie, I aimed to build a deep-rooted understanding of the spirit and how it interfaces with different wood types. This knowledge has allowed for increasing levels of innovation as the months and years have passed.
“The third batch of Wood Finishes are a fantastic representation of this innovation. We are delighted with the three very special single malts we have created, each bringing its own unique flavour experience.” - Master Distiller Billy Walker
The 13-year-old Madeira Wood Finish was re-racked from American oak barrels into casks that previously held wine made from Malvasia grapes – a richer Madeira style. This additional aging period has imparted tones of juicy pineapple, sugared almonds, and stone fruits.
Color: Orange Gold.
Nose: Waves of vanilla, apricots and plantains, with almonds, peaches and pineapple.
Taste: Vanilla, treacle, apricots and peaches, fused with almonds, grapefruit and pineapple.