GlenDronach have unveiled details of their latest single malt. The eighth release of their Cask Strength series will be a ten year old, matured in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucia.
Bottled at 61%, the new expression will offer ‘a deeper insight into the distillery’s signature profile’.
With each cask strength release, Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie selects an array of sherry casks before marrying them together and bottling at cask strength and without chill filtration. As with all GlenDronach expressions, the colour is completely natural and comes from the Spanish oak in which the spirit aged.
Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie:
“The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is incredibly rich and full-bodied, the result of years of slow maturation in Pedro Ximénez puncheons, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry butts. Casks were individually selected, combined and bottled at natural cask strength to deliver maximum character and depth. Sip layers of sherry cask matured character unfolding slowly over time; from mocha, dark chocolate and caramel espresso to cherry cake layered with sultana and plum; the depth of character is boundless. The texture is like sipping velvet with a burst of sumptuous fruits, warm spices and intense dark chocolate which crescendos into The GlenDronach’s signature long and richly satisfying finish. I hope the most discerning palates will sip, savour and appreciate the full-bodied character of Cask Strength Batch 8.”
The GlenDronach Cask Strength 10 year old will be available to buy from specialist retailers worldwide from September 2019, at a RRP of £62.
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