Taking a deep dive into The GlenDronach with Cask Strength Batch 9

Taking a deep dive into The GlenDronach with Cask Strength Batch 9

Whisky connoisseurs and fans of The GlenDronach rejoice with the release of its ninth limited edition

News | 04 Feb 2021

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The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled its ninth release in the limited-edition series of cask strength highland single malt Scotch whiskies.

The Batch 9 expression was matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, providing fans with a richly-sherries sip and an insight into the distillery’s signature profile.

This single malt has been bottled at its natural cask strength of 59.4% ABV and with each unique release Dr. Rachel Barrie, master blender, individually selects and marries the perfect combination of sherry casks.

Over the years very little has changed at The GlenDronach, where tradition and time-honoured methods have been used since it was established almost 200 years prior. Founder, James Allardice, was an early pioneer of sherry cask maturation and deemed the distillery’s complex and full bodied spirit perfect for slow maturation in Spanish oak sherry casks.

Dr. Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 9 is incredibly rich and full-bodied; the result of years of slow maturation in Pedro Ximénez puncheons and Oloroso sherry butts.

“Add a drop or two of water to reveal a cornucopia of flavour; from treacle toffee and raisin-filled toasted brioche, to baked apple and bramble pie and star anise. This crescendos into a lingering dark chocolate, espresso coffee finish. The depth of this Highland Single Malt’s character is boundless.”

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 9 is bottled at 59.4% ABV. It will be available to buy from specialist retailers worldwide from February 2021 (global markets may vary) and in the US from June 2021 at an RRP of £72.

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