GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$115. 00 Bottle
Billy Walker considers the 12 year old the heart of the range, with some of the best casks selected. Like the ten year old, this is matured in a mixture of virgin oak, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Tasting note: Just as deeply coloured, though fresher and slightly less robust than the ten year old. A touch of chocolate box and Turkish delight to the opening sniff followed by a medley of dried fruits, cocoa, clove, honey and vanilla... Once again, no shortage of concentration on the palate; A saturate of dried fruits and spice also suggesting orange oils, citrus blossom, chocolate box and hints of dried apricot. Super vibrant to finish. Fine astringency through the final stages makes for excellent sweet-dry balance. Easily one of the more flavour-packed 12 year olds going around - and with a little more 'breed' than the brawny 10. Great stuff. 46% Alc./Vol.