GlenAllachie 11 Year Port Wood Finish
GlenAllachie // Speyside, Scotland
GlenAllachie 11 Year Port Wood Finish is one of three releases in the second batch of Wood Finishes crafted by master distiller Billy Walker. This single malt first matured in American oak for 9 years before being re-racked in to former ruby port pipes to finish maturation. Bottled at 48% ABV without chill filtration.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak finished in ruby port pipes
"Tinned peaches with a good amount of cinnamon is found on the nose, which is fresher than expected. There's also some burlap, rose water and elderflower. The palate is super creamy and rather well-balanced. Some soft spices are lifted by strawberries, raspberries, cherry syrup and a whisper of cocoa powder. It displays a level of sweetness that feels very comfortable."