GlenAllachie 16 Year Old Present Edition
GlenAllachie 16 Year Old Present Edition. It’s the second of three releases in GlenAllachie’s Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Series, marking its head distiller’s 50 years in the whisky trade! Matured in sherry casks, before finishing in rare Japanese Mizunara oak casks, this one is brimming with intense roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Bottled up without colour or chill-filtration, its a tremendous demonstration of Billy Walker’s brilliance when it comes to cask management. A release of 2,600 bottles.
✓ Natural Colour
The second in the Past, Present and Future series, celebrating Billy Walker’s 50 years in the whisky industry. This bottling represents Billy’s fascination with wood types and seeking unique maturation profiles.
A 16 year old Glenallachie, matured in both PX and Oloroso sherry casks before a second maturation in rare virgin Japanese Mizunara oak. Mizunara is rarely used due to its unwieldly shapes and 200 year growth cycle. Imparting notes of toasted nuts, stem ginger, grilled banana and coconut shavings, this is a unique Glenallachie profile unlikely to be repeated.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose – Bursting with dark chocolate, heather honey and grilled almonds, with hints of sandalwood, ginger, orange zest, caramelised pecans and coconut shavings.
Palate – Waves of heather honey, cinnamon and crystalised ginger, followed by demerara sugar, dried dark berries, hazelnuts and fig syrup.
Country And Region
Glenallachie 16 Year Old Present Edition Billy Walker 50th Anniversary is an official bottling which was produced in the Speyside region of Scotland.