The Highlands based GlenDronach Distillery, has today announced the launch of its 18th batch of single cask, single malt Scotch whisky bottlings.
The 18 bottles in the latest batch of releases, which range from 48% to 61.9% ABV, were distilled between 1990 to 2009, and have been matured in a variety of sherry casks and port pipes.
|The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18|
The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18, which was selected by Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, is headlined by two rare 30 Year Old casks from 1990 and 27 year Old European allocated Port Pipe cask from 1992.
Commenting on the launch, Dr Rachel Barrie, said: “The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18 is a celebration of the distillery’s time-honoured mastery and a showcase of the finest of what this richly-sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has to offer.”
She went onto say: “This long standing, much loved release is a focal point to each year, demonstrating the exquisite character of our whiskies, through these exceptional casks which I have carefully hand-selected. Each cask individually explores the sophistication, powerful intricacy and rich layers of Spanish sherry cask maturation found in every expression of The GlenDronach.”
She concluded by saying: “From the rare vintage casks of 1990 with exquisite layers of dark chocolate and the elegant Victoria plum, date and bramble preserve notes in the 1992 Port Pipe, to the distinctive fruitcake and toasted raisin notes in the 2009 Pedro Ximénez Puncheon, each cask encapsulates The GlenDronach house style; robust, elegant and full-bodied. All eighteen casks are bottled without chill filtration for richness, at high strength and are naturally deep in colour.”
The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, with RRP’s ranging from £97.00 to £861.00.
Posted by Steve Rush