|Spirits Type||Scotch Whisky|
|Spirits Style||Single Malt|
The penultimate bottling in Billy Walker’s 50th Anniversary Series, The Present Edition is unveiled as an ultra-rare Japanese oak-finished whisky: The GlenAllachie 16-year-old Mizunara Virgin Oak Cask Finish.
Launched in May, the landmark range honours foremost whisky master Billy Walker’s remarkable half-century-long career in the Scotch whisky industry, with each release symbolising a key milestone for the veteran blender.
The Present Edition is revealed today as a Mizunara Virgin Oak Cask Finish, Walker’s first-ever use of the highly unusual oak species, representing the pioneering wood policy he is currently implementing at The GlenAllachie Distillery.
Color: Intense Chestnut.
Nose: Bursting with dark chocolate, heather honey and grilled almonds, with hints of sandalwood, ginger, orange zest, caramelized pecans and coconut shavings.
Taste: Waves of heather honey, cinnamon and crystalized ginger, followed by demerara sugar, dried dark berries, hazelnuts and fig syrup.
Due to the scarcity of Mizunara oak, the release is limited to just 2,900 bottles globally; each proudly presented at a high strength of 48% ABV, without added colouring or chill filtration.