2nd May 2013
launches Batch 2 of its new Cask
Just five months after the launch of its
new Cask Strength expression,
GlenDronach, the award-winning
Aberdeenshire distillery, has this week
bottled the second batch of this
phenomenal new single malt.
"It really is down to huge demand in the
international marketplace," revealed
Sales Director Alistair Walker. "All
12,000 bottles in Batch One sold out in
a matter of weeks and since the turn of
the year our agents around the world
have been calling for a second batch.
Weíre delighted to respond with this new
Batch One got rave reviews from
Glendronach aficionados. "Sublime
whisky"; "Like flakes melting in dark
chocolate"; "This whisky is superb. Like
a kid in a toy shop drinking this"; and
"On the palate you got chocolate raisins
and dark caramel. Give it twenty seconds
and you got caramel and cream. Can't
wait for batch 2" were just some of the
"We believe Batch Two will exceed
peopleís expectations," added Alistair.
"Itís a superlative dram; the fullness
of flavour is really astonishing."
"Cask Strength" simply means that the
whisky is bottled at the natural
strength, straight out of the barrel.
Each batch is unique, and the batches
will continue to be released as long as
this expression remains popular with
The second batch has been personally
selected once again by Master Blender
Billy Walker. At 55.2% ABV, non
chill-filtered and bottled at its
natural colour, it has been matured as
before in a combination of the finest
Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
Mr Walkerís tasting notes show how time,
wood and whisky mystically interact to
create another richly-sherried
expression thatís true to the
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 2 Tasting Notes
Producer's Tasting Notes:
Colour: Rich golden amber with a crimson heart.
Nose: Wonderful rich aromas of honey-drenched raisins and
sultanas. Candied ginger and orange peel
are spiced with a beautifully delicate
back note of warm oak.
Taste: A perfectly balanced traditional sherried character.
An explosion of chocolate-coated raisins
and zest of orange mellowed with sweet
warm oak spices, hints of soft toffee
and gentle sugared almonds.
Finish: A uniquely balanced classic finish.
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