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Glendronach Releasing Batch 19 Of Its Cask Bottling Series

The GlenDronach Distillery recently introduced three casks from the 19th batch of its Cask Bottling collection to the United States.

Master Blender Rachel Barrie selected a total of 12 casks, each bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez or Oloroso sherry puncheon or butt, distilled between 1990 and 1994.

Whether previously housed in sweet and rich Pedro Ximénez or dry and nutty Oloroso, Barrie noted that each presents unique characteristics while remaining distinctively of The GlenDronach.

Glendronach 19th batch Cask Bottling
The GlenDronach Distillery recently introduced three casks from the 19th batch of its Cask Bottling collection to the United States. (image via The Glendronach)

The limited-release bottlings released to the US include three casks laid down between 1992 and 1994 and bottled from the Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks.

Barrie said in a prepared statement The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 19 offers an insight into their sherry cask maturation history and the quality of the casks they have at The GlenDronach. “Each represents the selection of barrels, hogsheads, puncheons and butts that have been used throughout The GlenDronach’s history.”

The GlenDronach Distillery, in the Valley of Forgue, was established in 1826 and is one of Scotland’s oldest licensed distilleries. It’s known for the selection of fine Spanish oak sherry casks in which their Highland single malts rest, a practice they’ve been doing for nearly 200 years.

Each of the three Cask Bottling Batch 19 casks have been released to select states across the US. Depending on the expression, the ABV ranges from 50.8% to 55.4%.

Distiller’s notes:

1992 CASK 217

  • SRP: $820.
  • Aged: 29 Years.
  • Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt.
  • Appearance: Mahogany.
  • Nose: The aroma of leather and raisin pudding, enriched with apricot, mixed peel and sultana raisins.
  • Palate: Treacle, dark muscovado sugar and dried fruit cake, with cherry, nutmeg and raisin.
  • ABV: 55.4%.
  • Bottles Produced: 383.
  • States: GA, MA, NY, NJ

1992 CASK 6052

  • SRP: $720.
  • Aged: 28 Years.
  • Cask Type: Pedro Ximénez Puncheon.
  • Appearance: Burnished Copper.
  • Nose: Plum, strawberry and red grape, with crème anglaise and dark chocolate.
  • Palate: Elegant and fruity with mandarin, redcurrant and apricot jam, with chocolate orange cream liqueur.
  • ABV: 50.8%.
  • Bottles Produced: 658.
  • States: CA, ID, IN, KY, LA, NM, NC, ND, NE, MT, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

1994 CASK 5080

  • SRP: $600.
  • Aged: 27 Years.
  • Cask Type: Oloroso Puncheon.
  • Appearance: Auburn.
  • Nose: Notes of orange peel and heather honey, with redcurrant and cocoa dusted truffle.
  • Palate: Sumptuous chocolate, orange and cranberry ganache with candied walnut and honey.
  • ABV: 54.3%.
  • Bottles Produced: 667.
  • States: AZ, CO, DE, DC, IL, FL, MD, MN, MD, NV, SC

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