GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Chinquapin Oak Finish
- ABV: 48%
- Age: 12 Years Old
- Bottling: OB
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £62.46 available from Master of Malt
- Origin: Glenallachie distillery
- Vintage: Undeclared
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.
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