Taking care of cask at hand

Distiller launches three-strong wood finish range

Master distiller Billy Walker handpicked the spirit and personally sourced the casks

INDEPENDENT whisky maker The GlenAllachie Distillery is showcasing the cask mastery of its master distiller with a new range of limited edition wood finishes.

The range is made up of an 8 year old Koval Rye Quarter Cask Wood Finish, a 10 year old Port Wood Finish and a 12 year old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish.

The 8 year old and 10 year old have an RRP of £54.99 and the recommended price for a bottle of the 12 year old is £58.99.

To create the new range master distiller Billy Walker hand-selected barrels from among the 50,000 casks in the 16 warehouses at the distillery near Aberlour for the additional maturation period.

We invest a substantial amount of time and money into sourcing exceptional casks.

These were then put into casks sourced from a variety of bodegas and distilleries with whom Walker has established relationships throughout his whisky career.

Walker then constantly monitored the casks to decide when the spirit in each one was ready.

He said: “I’m incredibly excited to unveil this new range featuring GlenAllachie’s first-ever range of wood finishes.

“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 this first release you can see the impact that a quality and carefully chosen cask can have on our whisky, from the colours to the flavours in the final whisky.”