Whisky Focus - GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 2 Released

GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 2 Released


2nd May  2013
GlenDronach launches Batch 2 of its new Cask Strength expression.

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 expression."

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 favourable comments.

"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 consumers.

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 style.
 

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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