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GlenAllachie unveils first wood finish range

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Speyside distillery GlenAllachie is launching its first range of limited edition wood-finished whiskies, including an eight-year-old finished in a Koval rye quarter cask.

GlenAllachie's Wood Finish range
Accentuated flavour: GlenAllachie’s Wood Finish range is designed to enhance the whisky’s flavour

GlenAllachie’s Wood Finish range is being launched in July with three expressions: an eight-year-old Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish, 10-year-old Port Wood Finish, and 12-year-old Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish.

The eight-year-old was first matured in American oak barrels before being finished in organic rye quarter casks from Chicago’s Koval distillery.

The 10-year-old Port Wood Finish was also matured in American oak barrels before being finished in vintage ruby Port pipes sourced from North Portugal.

The 12-year-old Pedro Ximenez Finish was again aged in American oak barrels before additional maturation in Pedro Ximenez puncheons.

All three editions have been bottled at 48% abv, and will be available to buy in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia for around £54.99 (£58.99 for the PX Finish).

Billy Walker, MD of GlenAllachie, said: ‘Wood management is something I’m very passionate about and we invest a substantial amount of time and money into sourcing exceptional casks from all around the world.

‘I look for casks that will complement and enhance the GlenAllachie spirit, with the different woods making a greater, or sometimes subtle, influence, and taking us on a journey of new flavours.’

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