Glenallachie 10 Year Old Chinquapin Oak Speyside Malt 48%

£61.99
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SKU
GLENAL10CH

This new release from our favourite Speyside distillery is from Batch 2 of the Virgin Oak Series. Initially matured in American Oak (Quercus Alba). To add a delicate and distinctive twist, the whisky then underwent additional maturation for approximately 18 months in specially selected Virgin Oak Casks. The subtle flavour differences in this series are led by a variety of influences: the Oak species, the local terroir and the period of natural air drying, along with the toasting, charring and coopering of the casks. Each of these reacts uniquely with the GlenAllachie spirit, adding superb texture, depth and variety.

This exceptional malt gets its complex, zesty flavours from casks made of Chinquapin Oak (Quercus Muehlenbergii) sourced from the Northern Ozark region in Missouri. Chinquapin is a sub species of Quercus Alba and delivers spicy flavours and aromas. Air dried for almost four years, then toasted to medium level these casks give the perfect balance of spirit and wood character.

Origin
Bottler
Cask Type

Ex Bourbon Casks, finished for 18 months in Virgin Chinquapin Oak

Age

10 Year Old

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 70cl / 48%

The Distillery

Glenallachie

GlenAllachie

One of Scotland’s few independently owned and managed distilleries, The GlenAllachie is led by industry veteran, Billy Walker, who boasts an almost 50-year career in whisky, who, together with Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson, purchased the distillery in 2017. Nestled at the foot of Ben Rinnes, the distillery lies at the heart of the Speyside, the centre of gravity of Scotland's Malt Whisky production, with a focus upon quality over quantity. Spanning 16 on-site warehouses holding over 50,000 casks, the passionate team have complete control of the end-to-end maturation process, giving them the freedom to make decisions for all the right reasons.

These fabulous whiskies have made their debut to our list in 2021, and we will continue to grow the range of from this fantastic distillery over the coming months: there will be some exciting Cask Strengths and Cask Expressions arriving on these pages as they are released.

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