14th November 2013
launches Batch 3 of its popular
GlenDronach Cask Strength bottling.
have announced the release of Batch 3 of
their popular GlenDronach Cask Strength
bottling. They tell me that voluptuous,
intense and astounding are three
adjectives which have been used by those
who have just sampled GlenDronach’s
latest cask strength batch which was
launched this month.
Back in December last year, the
GlenDronach distillery delighted its
worldwide admirers by producing its
first cask strength single malt. All
12,000 bottles sold out in a matter of
weeks and Batch 2 quickly followed due
to popular demand.
Now Batch 3 has been released with
GlenDronach’s trademark combination of
Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks
aiding its careful maturation.
The Oloroso influence introduces notes
of fruit and toffee while the Pedro
Ximenez contribution adds zesty spice –
and the result is a truly delicious
sherried Speyside malt. Excellent aged
oak combines with classic GlenDronach
spirit to give a majestic example of an
uncut whisky – straight from the cask at
54.9% vol, non-chill filtered and at its
Billy Walker’s tasting notes below show
the wood and whisky have interacted over
time to produce a dram bursting with
Sales Director Alistair Walker commented
"We believe this is another GlenDronach
gem where spices mingle with the
richness of the fruit to give a hugely
satisfying malt to be savoured slowly
during special, quiet moments.
"We’ll continue to release our cask
strength batches as long as this
wonderful expression remains popular
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 3 Tasting
Producer's Tasting Notes:
Hints of ruby through a body of deep
Fantastic waves of soft golden syrup
over dates and rum raisins hold a gentle
tangerine and ground almond back note.
Toasted oak with a dusting of cocoa adds
a rich warmth and depth.
Crisp barley and a freshly-sawn oak
spice burst through ripe plums and
golden sultanas. A delicate note of
dried apricots and candied peel adds a
fantastic sweet, zesty balance. Subtle
touches of milk chocolate soften the
long expressive finish.
A perfect harmony of classic Highland
characters and elegant sherry
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