GlenAllachie Releases Wine Cask Series

Press Release…

The GlenAllachie
Wine Cask Series

We are delighted to reveal the first batch of our brand new Wine Cask Series, with three inaugural small-batch bottlings released, each finished in carefully selected casks which previously held European fine wines.

After initial aging in American Oak ex-bourbon barrels, the whisky was transferred to undergo almost two years of additional maturation under Master Distiller Billy Walker’s close supervision within The GlenAllachie’s on-site warehouses.

Once the interaction between the distillery character and wood reached its optimum, the whiskies were bottled at 48% ABV, without colouring or chill filtration, with only around 6,000 bottles available of each.The debut instalment of the Wine Cask Series features:
GlenAllachie 11-year-old Grattamacco Wine Cask FinishGlenAllachie 12-year-old Sauternes Wine Cask FinishGlenAllachie 13-year-old Rioja Wine Cask Finish
Reflecting on the new series, Billy says:
“We are delighted to be launching our Wine Cask Series with a trio of really interesting expressions. Cask-finishing is perhaps the most exciting part of wood management because it allows an extra layer of complexity to be added to the whisky, whilst ensuring that the distillery character is not overpowered by the influence of the Oak.’’

Find out more about the expressions below…

GlenAllachie 11-year-old Grattamacco Wine Cask Finish

An 11-year-old expression finished in certified Organic Super Tuscan barriques made of French oak from the Grattamacco winery in the Bolgheri area of Tuscany, Italy.

GlenAllachie 12-year-old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish

A 12-year-old that completed its maturation journey in French oak casks which previously held Sauternes, a dessert wine originating from Bordeaux in South-West France, after a medium level of toasting.

GlenAllachie 13-year-old Rioja Wine Cask Finish

A 13-year-old whisky which underwent secondary maturation in medium-toasted Spanish oak casks from Rioja, one of Spain’s premier wine regions.

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