GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Chinquapin Oak Finish (48%, OB, 2020)

GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Chinquapin Oak Finish

Whisky Review


What they say

One of three expressions from the launch of GlenAllachie’s Virgin Oak Series, this single malt Scotch whisky has been matured for 12 years, including a stay in Chinquapin oak casks. The Chinquapin oak was sourced from the Northern Ozark region in Missouri, and was air dried for almost four years before being given a medium level toasting.

MoM tasting notes:

Nose: Fragrant orange and lemon, with a subtly savoury hint of heather growing in the background.

Palate: Butterscotch and maple syrup, with a good helping of oaky spice sneaking through also.

Finish: Slightly floral again on the finish. Caraway, brown sugar and black pepper.

What I say

Dram #2 from WOLS 2020 T8 Cask Finishes Tasting. Much sweeter in nature compared to Glenmorangie’s Cake, a few of us guessed at some kind of rum finish as there wasn’t much else to direct us in the flavour here.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Sercial Madeira (9/20), medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, polished wood, estery, pear drops, apple, peach, banana, plenty of green and floral notes.
  • Taste: Sweet, fruity, apples, white grapes, green banana and some coconut, a touch tannic and woody.
  • Finish: Medium, Fruity and vaporous with light heather honey.


Despite another light spirit nature this had a little more wood to chew over and complimentary fruit and floral notes too.

Score 83/100

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