The Glendronach distillery recently announced the release of its latest cask strength Scotch single malt whisky.
The new The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 11, according to those behind it, is bottled at 59.8% ABV, having been “matured slowly in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks.”
“This eleventh batch of The GlenDronach Cask Strength embodies The GlenDronach‘s celebrated style of Spanish Oak maturation in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía,” said Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie in a prepared statement. “Add a drop or two of water to this latest expression to reveal a cornucopia of flavour – from richly spiced bramble wine and treacle toffee, to lingering Seville orange peel and nutmeg layered with caramel and maraschino cherry.”
As with all expressions of The GlenDronach, the brand noted, “all of the natural colour is drawn from slow maturation in Spanish oak casks.”
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 11 is priced at £68, and you’ll find official tasting notes for it below from The Glendronach.
- Colour: Deep bronze.
- Nose: Mulled cranberry, orange and clove liqueur meld with dark honeyed treacle on a base of nutty oak.
- Palate: Richly spiced bramble wine and treacle toffee interweave with chocolate raisin, cinnamon maple and sultana
- Finish: Lingering Seville orange peel and nutmeg layered with caramel and maraschino cherry.
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