GlenAllachie 11yo, 2020, Moscatel Wood Finish

ABV

48%

 

Region

Speyside

 

Bottling

Distillery
 

Cask type

American Oak Casks, Moscatel Wood Finish


Nose

Fruity aromas immediately rise to the nose, such as grape, peach, apricot and pineapple. Really intoxicating. Honey and white chocolate notes are added, accompanied by floral tones.

Palate

Sweet, fruity and creamy on the palate with peaches and oranges, a touch of grapefruit, warming spices and cinnamon. Dark chocolate and mocha nicely linger towards the finish.

Finish

The finish is long lasting with creamy honey. Becomes increasingly chocolaty with distinct mocha notes.


With water

Much more fruity on the nose after adding some water. Peach, apricot, passion fruit and more citric aromas. Sweet and creamy on the palate with a little less fruit. Slightly warming with cinnamon and creamy chocolate. The finish is medium long with lots of dark chocolate, cocoa and a touch of espresso.

Comments

A deliciously fruity and honey-sweet single malt from the latest Wood Finish series by GlenAllachie. After final maturation in Moscatel casks, the distillery character is enhanced by the characteristic notes of the Muscat grape, thus providing a balanced, fruity, fresh summer dram with optimum drinking strenth.

 

I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample and the photograph!