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GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish Review


18th May 2021
Review of The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish.

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask FinishThe GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish is one of trio of limited edition whiskies in launching the new GlenAllachie Wine Cask series.

This limited edition 12 year old was created by The GlenAllachie Master Distiller Billy Walker,  Billy inititially matured the whisky in American Oak ex-bourbon barrels, it was then finished for almost another two years in French oak casks which previously held Sauternes, a dessert wine originating from Bordeaux in South-West France, after a medium level of toasting.

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish is bottled at 48% ABV, non chill filtered and naturally coloured and has a RRP of 60.99.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet and honeyed with a gentle enticing fruitiness. A little sugared almond and a gentle sultana, melon and apricot mix, a little slightly salted toffee.

Taste: Muscovado sugar, honey, a little zesty orange & lemon citrus and melon leads, this is quickly joined by a little peach and apricot.

Finish: Long, the sugared honey and fruit cling to the palate for an age before fading to leave some very gentle slightly drying oak spice.

Comment: Put simply this is the quality whisky they produce at Glenallachie enhanced by all the rich deliciously sweet flavours you would enjoy in a glass of Sauternes. The fruits are all gentle and refined and the 48% bottling strength simply adds to the sweet flavour pleasure experience. Another delicious, moreish dram from Glenallachie.

SMW Score 90/100

You will find the GlenAllachie Wine Cask Finish range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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