The GlenAllachie 16-year old Mizunara

The GlenAllachie 16-year-old Mizunara Virgin Oak Cask Finish is the penultimate bottling in Billy Walker’s 50th Anniversary Series. This 16-year-old underwent a maturation beginning in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry wood before being transferred into Mizunara virgin oak casks with a medium level of toasting and charring.

Due to the scarcity of Mizunara oak, the release is limited to just 2.900 bottles globally, each presented at 48% ABV (96 proof), without added colouring or chill filtration. Walker stated Was a Master Distiller, I’m regularly asked what proportion of the flavour profile of a whisky I attribute to the wood, to which I answer at least 70 per cent. As a chemist, I find supervising the flavour development of our whisky as it interfaces with interesting cask types truly fascinating. One thing I’ve absolutely learned in the last 50 years is that there are no short cuts to achieving quality. I’m incredibly proud to release my first ever Mizunara virgin oak finished whisky; a cask type that has, of course, been on my radar to experiment with, not deterred by its undeniable challenges! I was confident that it would perfectly complement the bold nature of The GlenAllachie, and we’re delighted with the outcome. A very proud moment for a special personal milestone.”

The GlenAllachie 16-year old Mizunara Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Present Edition can be purchased through global specialist retailers\ with a UK RRSP of £280.


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