November 2018 - Aberdeen, Scotland - GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 7

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November 2018 - Aberdeen, Scotland - GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 7

November 2018 - Aberdeen, Scotland - GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 7

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Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest
distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a heavy and robust spirit, perfect for a long maturation period in sherry casks. At The GlenDronach Distillery, they have carried forth the tradition of founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing whisky in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks.

GlenDronach continue to work towards mastering the art of sherry cask maturation, and their Highland whiskies are recognized for their deep colour and rich flavour profiles, which range from sweet fruity flavours, from the Pedro Ximenez casks they select, to the dry and nutty notes, from superb Oloroso casks. The well-kept secrets have been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks who love The GlenDronach so much they try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.

At The GlenDronach, the time-honoured process of production ensures they continually master the art of crafting one of the world’s richest, fruity and complex Single Malts. This Cask Strength release offers a deeper insight into this profile by bottling the whisky in its most natural and non-diluted form.  Like all previous Cask Strength batches from The GlenDronach, this expression continues their tradition of marrying the finest Spanish sherry casks from Andalucía; Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez . The Oloroso contributes to the fruity and elegant nature of The GlenDronach, with notes of dark bramble fruits and gentle spices. Pedro Ximenez contributes the robust and full-bodied richness of The GlenDronach, often characterised by notes of dark chocolate and stewed fruits. With each Cask Strength release, the Master Blender selects the ideal marriage of these two casks before bottling without chill filtration, at high strength and naturally deep in colour, as was the custom before the turn of the 20th century.  Add a drop or two of water to reveal a cornucopia of flavour – from wild figs and brambles to baked apple and damson plum. Such is the reward of our 7th batch of The GlenDronach Cask Strength, a richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured in finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Deep bronze

Nose: Cherry brandy and  chocolate with blackberry  vines, wild figs and  Highland Toffee.

ABV: 57.9%

Taste: Burst of brambles and ripe sultanas give way to Seville orange and roasted chestnut.

Finish: Baked apple and damson plum  linger with chocolate walnut and whipped cream.

Winner: Silver Medal at San Francisco World  Spirits Competition 2018.