GlenDronach releases 15th single cask batch

19th June, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

GlenDronach Distillery has released its 15th batch of single cask bottlings, a selection of six whiskies aged in Sherry casks for between 21 and 27 years.

GlenDronach Distillery has released its 15th batch of single cask bottlings

The six whiskies are drawn from either pedro ximenez or oloroso Sherry casks.

The oldest cask released in Batch 15, cask number 7005, has the appearance of “polished cherry wood”, with notes of “fresh mint leaves” on the nose, and hints of “cigar box and cinnamon in rich plum juice” on the palate.

The youngest cask in the batch, cask number 4418, has notes of “toasted oak spice and roasted coffee beans” on the nose, while the palate offers “crisp candied peel, with sweet figs and sugared dates dusted with cocoa”.

Master distiller Rachel Barrie said:​ “Aficionados of the GlenDronach will not be disappointed with this latest batch, picked from the richest and deepest casks in our earthen-floored warehouses.

“I am privileged and delighted to see them released from their slumber, for enjoyment by discerning connoisseurs around the world; as time slowly passes, I anticipate the unearthing of more hidden gems.”

The new batch follows the release of the 14th batch in November last year, comprising of a selection of 12 malt whiskies aged between 12 and 30 years.

The full batch details are as follows:

1990 cask # 7005 / 27 years old / PX Sherry Puncheon / 53.4% vol.

1992 cask # 52 / 25 years old / Sherry Butt / 58.5% vol.

1992 cask # 89 / 25 years old / Sherry Butt / 57% vol.

1993 cask # 43 / 24 years old / Sherry Butt / 59.2% vol.

1994 cask # 3379 / 22 years old / PX Sherry Puncheon / 51.6% vol.

1995 cask #4418 / 21 years old / PX Sherry Puncheon / 52.6% vol.

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