Scotch Whisky Meikle Toir 5 Year Old The Chinquapin One comes from Speyside from the amazing GlenAllachie distillery. By choosing this peated whisky, you certainly won't be taking a step wrong!... find out more
Meikle Toir 5 Year Old The Chinquapin One is a classic single malt whisky that is a true champion of the peaty endeavour. At 35 PPM, the whisky has a sweeter smoky character thanks to the St. Fergus peat used to burn the barley. After a long 160-hour fermentation, the whisky has a complex character that stands up well to maturation in virgin oak barrels.
The whisky is produced at the GlenAllachie distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Master Distiller Billy Walker was responsible for the creation of this whisky. Using premium mainland peat to achieve an oaky, sweet and smoky style, a process of extended fermentation, heavy distillation and expert maturation takes the spirit to the top. After 5 years of patient dormancy, the spirit in each cask must meet the exacting standards of just Billy Walker and his team to make it into the bottle.
Ex-bourbon barrels of American oak were used, then barrels of virgin Chinquapin oak. The bottles were bottled at 48 % alcohol and come in gift boxes.
Scottish illustrator Iain McIntosh was commissioned to create a hand-drawn illustration that captures the beautiful but rugged setting of Northern Speyside. The central peak is inspired by Ben Rinnes - the highest peak in the area.
The carefully chosen earthy colour palette highlights the whisky's smoky flavour profile and was inspired by the nature around the GlenAllachie distillery: moss, oak, heather and sky.
Nose: toasted oak, liquorice, honey, ginger, butter, orange peel
Mouth: sweet, peat, almonds, smoke, honey, cocoa, cinnamon, aniseed, oak