GlenDronach debuts Sherry- and Port-influenced whisky

13th May, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

Highland Scotch whisky brand The GlenDronach has launched its second travel retail-exclusive bottling, a 16-year-old single malt aged in ex-Port and ex-Sherry casks.

GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is the brand’s second TR-exclusive release

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is made with whisky that has undergone maturation in pedro ximénez and oloroso Sherry casks from Andalucía, Spain, and Port casks from the Douro Valley, Portugal.

Master blender Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years celebrates the rich heritage of The GlenDronach, with a small number of casks hand-selected to showcase its robust and complex Highland character.

“I hope whisky travellers will enjoy this rare opportunity to savour the depth of a truly old-style Highland single malt.”

Barrie described the new whisky as “a complex and supremely balanced single malt” with notes of plum pudding, apricot brandy, nutmeg and quince.

On the palate, GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years has flavours of fruitcake, dried apricots and walnuts with a “richly satisfying velvet finish”.

Bottled at 46% abv and non-chill-filtered, the new whisky will be available in select duty free outlets this month, with an RRP of US$115.

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