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 11-year-old Pedro Ximénez Wood Finish was initially matured in American oak barrels for over nine years. The additional period of maturation in richly seasoned dessert sherry puncheons results in a sweeter, fruitier flavour experience.
Color: Rich Mahogany.
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.