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The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Range Batch 3


28th September 2021
The GlenAllachie unveil Batch 3 of their limited release Wood Finish range.

The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Range Batch 3 - GlenAllachie 11 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Wood Finish, GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Ruby Port Wood Finish, GlenAllachie 13 Year Old Madeira Wood Finish

The GlenAllachie today unveiled the third batch of limited release single malt whiskies in their Wood Finish Range, this latest instalment in the ongoing range consists of 3 single malt whiskies - The GlenAllachie 11 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Wood Finish, The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Ruby Port Wood Finish The GlenAllachie 13 Year Old Madeira Wood Finish.

The youngest of the trio in this batch of wood finish releases is The GlenAllachie 11 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Wood Finish which was initially matured in American oak barrels for over nine years before completing its maturation in richly seasoned dessert sherry puncheons which The GlenAllachie tells me has resulted in a sweeter, fruitier flavour experience.

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Ruby Port Wood Finish was initially matured for over ten years in American oak, then it underwent a secondary maturation in port pipe casks which were previously used to age young, vibrant fortified wine from Portugal. The GlenAllachie say that as well as bestowing a vibrant ruby red colour on the spirit, the wood has added a depth of spicy ginger, damson jam and grape must.

The oldest of the trio in this batch of wood finish releases is The GlenAllachie 13 Year Old Madeira Wood Finish which was re-racked from American oak barrels into casks that previously held wine made from Malvasia grapes – a richer Madeira style. The GlenAllachie say that this additional aging period has imparted tones of juicy pineapple, sugared almonds and stone fruits.

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.

Commenting on the trio of bottlings, Walker revealed: "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."

The trio of new whiskies in The GlenAllachie Wood Finish range batch 3 have all been bottled at 48% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered and have a RRP starting at £59.99 and will be available from other specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange and The Whisky Shop
 

The GlenAllachie 11 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Finish Review


Bottled at 48% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Waves of dark chocolate, plantains and sultanas, with pineapple and nutmeg.

Taste: Dark chocolate, treacle and heather honey, fused with sultanas, pineapple, orange peel and cinnamon.
 

The GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Ruby Port Wood Finish Review


Bottled at 48% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Lashings of heather honey, grape must, treacle, bananas and ginger.

Taste: Heather honey, toffee, damsons and grape must, fused with orange peel and ginger.
 

The GlenAllachie 13 Year Old Madeira Wood Finish Review


Bottled at 48% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Waves of vanilla, apricots and plantains, with almonds, peaches and pineapple.

Taste: Vanilla, treacle, apricots and peaches, fused with almonds, grapefruit and pineapple.
 

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