Glenallachie 7 Year Old Hungarian Oak
From Batch 3 of our Virgin Oak Series, we are proud to present an innovative single malt which enjoyed secondary aging in Hungarian oak. Master Distiller Billy Walker’s search for the unusual led him to the mountains of northeast Hungary to the Zemplén forest. Its rocky volcanic soil, along with its colder climate and higher altitude, means that the trees in this region grow very slowly, giving the oak a tight grain – a desirable trait for aging spirit.
Keen to experiment with this rare oak, the barrels were toasted and charred to a medium level before hosting our complex spirit. One of the world’s first single malts finished in Hungarian virgin oak (Quercus Petraea), expect an aromatic, well-balanced and wonderfully unique whisky delivering silky smooth richness.
On the nose this whisky is bursting with butterscotch, citrus and milk chocolate, with cinnamon, raisins, orchard fruits and ginger. The taste provides lashings of heather honey and cinnamon, followed by chocolate, lemon drops and caramelised brown sugar.
Age: 7 Years Old