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. Billy Walker enjoys seeking out rare and innovative casks from small producers. This barrel (2009 #5856), which previously held fortified Marsala dessert wine, was sourced from the ancient Sicilian city of Marsala in Italy. You can anticipate a tropical fruit depth from this bronze spirit, alongside salted caramel and sticky raisins.
• Specially selected by Billy Walker
• Marsala Barrel
• Twelve Years Old
• Matured in Speyside
• Hand numbered gift box and bottle
• Bottled at 58.0%
• Unchilfiltered & Natural Colour
• Cask Outturn – 294 bottles
COLOUR: Golden Bronze.
NOSE: Butterscotch and heather honey, followed by toffee, tropical fruits and sultanas.
TASTE: Waves of caramel, syrup and grapefruit, with heather honey, mocha and demerara sugar.