Glenallachie 9 Year Old Rye Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$150. 00 Bottle
Glenallachie continues their Wood Finishes with a second batch, including this unusual rye wood matured expression. Starting life in American oak barrels before being re-racked into punchy Kentucky Rye Whiskey casks with different toasting and charring levels adds a rich and spicy twist to the distllery style. Master Distiller, Billy Walker comments “From day one, we’ve spent a lot of time exploring the amazing array of casks here in the warehouses and also looking at how our spirit interacts with different types of wood. It’s exciting to see how we can change and enhance the flavour profile of our spirit to create rich and full-bodied whiskies. This second batch of wood finishes represents the culmination of all those experiments, and we’re excited about the range of new flavours we’ve created by giving our malt second maturations in Rye, Moscatel and Ruby Port barrels. It’s a delicate process to make sure the different woods complement the Glenallachie spirit rather than overpower it, but we’re delighted with the results.” Notes from Glenallachie... Nose: Lively orchard fruits up top, with stewed apricot, plum, and nectarine, with toasted almonds and coconut. Some lemon cheesecake and ice cream cone too. Light and fairly clean. Palate: Lemon bon bons, toffee cheesecake, cherry lips sweets, and banana foams. A touch of white pepper, macadamia nuts, and sawdust too. Finish: Stays light, with sweet lemons, light honey, and very gentle oak. 48% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.