A classic GlenDronach exactly as we made it – cask strength, non chill filtered and at natural colour. The cask strength has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. The first batch comprises of some 12,000 bottles and is bottled at 54.8%. Batch 2 has been bottled at 55.2% and batch 3 at 54.9%. The GlenDronach Cask Strength batch 4 was bottled at 54.7% and batch 5 at 55.3%.
Glendronach distillery is a Scottish whisky distillery located near Forgue, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in the Highland whisky district. It is owned by the BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allardes as the second distillery to apply for a licence to legally produce whisky. The Glendronach distillery was purchased by Teachers and Sons Ltd around 1960 who increased the number of stills from two to six. In 1996 the distillery was mothballed and reopened again in 2001 by Allied Distillers Limited. In 2006 the distillery passed into the hands of Chivas Brothers Ltd and in 2008 it was sold to the BenRiach Distillery Company. The distillery draws its water from the Dronac burn within the distillery grounds. It has its own floor maltings and two wash stills in addition to two spirit stills.
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|Cask Type:||PX & Oloroso Sherry Casks|
Nose: A perfect combination of sweet golden sultanas and rich fig syrup holds a contrasting warmth of ground almonds, orange bitters and a gentle dusting of black pepper.
Palate: Demerara sugar-glazed dark fruits lighten to apricot syrup infused with stem ginger and vanilla. Crisp candied peel and gentle cigar box spices combined with mellow notes of freshly mashed barley add great complexity to the long, classic palate.
Finish: The combination of elegant sherry influences and robust Highland style creates a perfect example of the traditional GlenDronach character.
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