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The GlenDronach 12 and Walker Slater Hip-Flask Gift Pack

16th May 2019
Just in time for Father's Day The GlenDronach 12 Year Old and Walker Slater created tweed dressed hip flask gift set.

The GlenDronach 12 and Walker Slater Hip-Flask Gift Pack

Just in time for Fathers Day, The GlenDronach has partnered with quintessential contemporary tweed tailors, Walker Slater, in a creative collaboration marrying two of Scotland’s finest whisky and tweed connoisseurs.

Walker Slater has designed a tweed-dressed hip-flask which has been paired with the outstanding GlenDronach 12 Year Old and presented as a gift set. The deep russet colours of the bespoke tweed is said to have been inspired by the rich character of The GlenDronach’s Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask matured 12 year old single malt whisky.

The GlenDronach Walker Slater Hip-Flask

The GlenDronach Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie said: "My job is usually creating the finest expressions of Single Malt whisky, but this is the perfect blend of a historic distillery and a traditional yet contemporary outfitters. The GlenDronach and Walker Slater have both been mastering the art of their crafts for decades, driven by heritage in the pursuit of excellence, producing whiskies and tailoring which will be treasured for years to come.

"The rich character of this superb whisky is reflected in the yarns of the tweed on the hip-flask which perfectly complement The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years. I look forward to seeing how our Single Malts will continue to inspire this much-loved contemporary classic tailors."

Designer and Director of Walker Slater, Paul Walker said: "Working with The GlenDronach has been an exciting and inspiring partnership, with tweed and whisky carrying connotations of quality and tradition. Both Walker Slater and The GlenDronach are heritage products reinterpreted for the modern world, this gift set celebrates the art of our craftsmanship and will make the perfect present for the discerning gentleman for Father’s Day."

You will find the GlenDronach core range including this GlenDronach 12 year old as well as GlenDronach 12 Walker Slater Hip Flask gift set which is priced around £42.95 available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Review

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Lovely enticing sherried fruit, dark cherries. orange, also some ripe pear, a nice touch of vanilla sweetness. Dark chocolate ginger biscuit.

Taste: A deliciously rich smooth delivery of lovely sherried fruit - raisins and sultanas, orange, a light sweet vanilla sweetness peaks through from behind the lovely fruit and a wee touch of cloves hiding there also, nutmeg and then the appearance of cinnamon and dry ginger and a light dusting of pepper.

Finish: A medium length finish were the fruit fades quickly leaving a little peppery spice and mildly drying oak.

Comment: Delicious, this is simply one of the best quality core range sherried Speyside drams of this age that you can buy, if you haven't yet tried this then why not! A lovely well balanced dram for the sherry oak lovers, full of flavour and I guarantee if you like this style of whisky, once you taste this you will always want to have a bottle in the cupboard. I could only imagine that this would be simply stunning if bottled at a slightly higher strength but at 43% it is still full of flavour and an outstanding dram. The finish could be longer but easily remedied with another mouthful.

SMW Score 90/100

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