GlenDronach releases 17th Cask Bottling seriesBy Owen Bellwood
Highland Scotch whisky brand The GlenDronach has unveiled the 17th batch in its Cask Bottling programme, which includes single malt whiskies distilled between 1990 and 2007.
For the latest release in the series, 14 casks dating from 1990 to 2007 were selected by master blender Rachel Barrie.
GlenDronach’s 17th Cask Bottling release includes whiskies aged in Pedro Ximénez and oloroso Sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, as well as two Port pipes from the Douro Valley in Portugal. Collectors can also find a rare cask from 1995, one of the last remaining casks at the distillery from this vintage.
Barrie, said: “The Batch 17 cask selection truly celebrates the GlenDronach house style; robust, elegant, fruity and full-bodied. Each cask individually explores the sophistication, powerful intricacy and rich layers of Spanish Sherry cask maturation found in every GlenDronach expression; from layers of crème brûlée, treacle toffee and over-ripe banana in 1990 to baked blackberry and currants with dark chocolate in 1992, burnt raisin and oloroso-soaked tobacco leaf in 1995 to toasted pain au raisin and butterscotch simmering beneath the surface in 2007.
“The distinctive flavour and rich mouthfeel of each cask has developed during the slow maturation process. All 14 casks are bottled without chill filtration for richness, at high strength and are naturally deep in colour.”
The GlenDronach Cask Bottling – Batch 17 is available to purchase from specialist retailers from August 2019 in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The complete range of GlenDronach whiskies in Batch 17 include:
1990 Cask #2623, 28 Years Old, 50.1% abv
1990 Cask #7905, 28 Years Old, 51.7% abv
1992 Cask #113, 26 Years Old, 50.1% abv
1992 Cask #221, 26 Years Old, 56.5% abv
1992 Cask #847, 26 Years Old, 59.8% abv
1992 Cask #5896, 26 Years Old, 49.3% abv
1993 Cask #416, 25 Years Old, 51.2% abv
1993 Cask #5976, 25 Years Old, 55.6% abv
1994 Cask #325, 24 Years Old, 51.9% abv
1995 Cask #3040, 23 Years Old, 52.5% abv
2005 Cask #887, 13 Years Old, 55.1% abv
2006 Cask #3343, 13 Years Old, 56.3% abv
2006 Cask #3359, 13 Years Old, 56.7% abv
2007 Cask #6769, 12 Years Old, 60.9% abv