When we took ownership of GlenAllachie Distillery, our Master Distiller Billy Walker embarked on an in-depth cask evaluation programme across our 50,000 casks on-site.
The results of his expert endeavours can be seen in our multi-award winning core range and in our single cask releases, where Billy has had the opportunity to showcase exceptional casks and highlight our approach to wood management.
We’re delighted to present our fifth batch of UK exclusive single casks, each demonstrating the unique interaction of the wood, spirit, and subsequent flavour extension. Rioja red wine hails from Spain’s most renowned wine-producing region. Aging our whisky in this Rioja Barrique (2006 #4465) brings elegant notes of nutmeg, sugared almonds and raspberry coulis. The smaller size of the Barrique, compared to a butt or puncheon, gives greater wood and spirit interaction, enhancing the intensity of the ultimate flavour experience.
• Specially selected by Billy Walker
• Rioja Barrique
• Fifteen Years Old
• Matured in Speyside
• Hand numbered gift box and bottle
• Bottled at 60.5%
• Unchilfiltered & Natural Colour
• Cask Outturn – 300 bottles
COLOUR: Sunset Bronze.
NOSE: Rich notes of stewed plums, raspberries, coconut, treacle and nutmeg.
TASTE: Layers of heather honey, treacle and ginger, with red berries, apricots and almonds.