The GlenDronach Distillery and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. recently teamed up to create a unique Scotch and cheese pairing experience for the holidays.
The historic Highland producer of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the California-based award-winning artisanal creamery developed the experience for the holidays, and it will be available for purchase from now to December 2021.
The pairing features the whisky producer’s flagship expression, the GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years, which is aged in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucia in Spain. It has smooth vanilla, soft fruits and a long, nutty finish, according to official tasting notes.
“The GlenDronach is known for its rich and robust profile. We use cheese pairings to showcase the full spectrum of flavors in our Single Malt Scotch Whisky. We cannot think of a better partner than Point Reyes, which is known for its quality, artisanal cheeses,” said Greg King, Senior Brand Ambassador for The GlenDronach, in a prepared statement.
Point Reyes’s White Cheddar was chosen to pair with the GlenDronach 12. The cheese itself is aged for one year and it is said it is complex, creamy and sharp with a sweetness that complements the sherry flavors of the whiskey.
The combined depth of flavor is described as creating a balanced upfront taste experience with a burst of spice on the finish.
“Our White Cheddar partners just beautifully with The GlenDronach 12 –it’s an unforgettable pairing and an absolute stunner for any holiday gathering, even if you’re celebrating as a party of two,” Lynn Giacomini Stray, Co-Owner of Point Reyes Farmstead, said.
The pairing selection includes The GlenDronach 12 and six ounces of White Cheddar. It is now available at ReserveBar for an SRP of $105 (note this is an affiliate link) plus the cost of shipping. It will arrive as two separate deliveries.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.