The GlenDronach Distillery recently announced the 10th release of its Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie from a blend of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks.
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 10 was bottled at the whisky’s natural cask strength, as was the custom, it is said, before the turn of the 20th century.
In a statement from the distiller, Barrie said, “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 10 is incredibly rich and full-bodied with the full depth of sherry cask maturation at its heart … it offers a cornucopia of flavor, from richly spiced fruitcake to dark cherry and ginger jam.”
The limited release showcases the historic distillery’s “richly sherried” Single Malts, representative of The GlenDronach, which was established in 1826.
To be exact, Batch 10 is bottled at 58.6% ABV, and its deep color comes naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it rests.
The new expression is available across the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
The distiller’s notes show that Batch 10 has a chestnut bronze color and on the nose, there are aromas of mocha, apricot and baked orange chocolate cake, with roasted almond, walnut and raisin on a base of aromatic toasted oak.
On the palate, the whisky tastes of spiced fruitcake with nectarine, dark cherry and honeyed sultana raisins.
For more information, check out www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk.
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