GlenAllachie new peated Meikle Tòir.

Independent Scotch whisky distillery The GlenAllachie reveals its new peated single malt Scotch whisky brand: Meikle Tòir.

The launch introduces Walker’s first core releases to have been fully overseen by him since he took ownership of the distillery in 2017. Meikle Tòir, which means ‘big pursuit’, represents Walker and his team’s relentless seasonal peated campaign at The GlenAllachie, which began in 2018. Using mainland peat from St. Fergus, the peated production runs for around six weeks per year, producing approximately 100,000 Litres of Alcohol annually.

The peated label’s core range consists of The Original (50% ABV, UK RRSP £51), The Sherry One (48% ABV, UK RRSP £50) and The Chinquapin One (48% ABV, UK RRSP £50), as well as annual small-batch release, The Turbo 2023 Edition (50% ABV, UK RRSP £51). Each whisky carries a five-year age statement.

All Meikle Tòir expressions were subjected to a lengthy fermentation time of 160 hours. The Original 5-year-old was aged in soucerced first-fill Bourbon barrels, American virgin oak casks and Rye barrels. After an initial period in American oak, The Sherry One underwent additional maturation in quality Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons. The Chinquapin One was first aged in American oak before being transferred into superior Chinquapin virgin oak barrels from the Northern Ozark region of Missouri, USA. The Original, The Sherry One and The Chinquapin One all have a spirit PPM level of 35. The Turbo, a limited annual bottling, captures the spirit cut with the highest phenol content.

The 2023 Edition, a run of just 2,500 bottles, was left to slumber in three American virgin oak casks and five Oloroso Sherry hogsheads for five years.

All Meikle Tòir products are proudly bottled without added colouring and non-chill filtered.

Meikle Tòir is available worldwide, with UK RRSPs starting at £50.


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