The GlenDronach Distillery, based in the east Highland hills, has announced the launch of The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 12, finished in Spanish oak.
This twelfth batch of The GlenDronach Cask Strength is a sherried Highland single malt, matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain.
“The GlenDronach Cask Strength offers connoisseurs a deep insight into the distillery’s signature character, by bottling at the whisky’s natural cask strength, as was the custom before the turn of the 20th century,” says Master Blender Rachel Barrie.
“Add a drop or two of water to open up the liquid and reveal a cornucopia of flavors, from rich mocha to raisin-filled fruit-cake and indulgent crème brûlée,” she adds.
On the nose is mocha and cappuccino with orange and raisin-filled fruit cake, cherry liqueur and sandalwood, the company reports. The palate brings spice with dark chocolate tiramisu topped with flamed Seville orange peel, toasted almond and crystallized ginger. The finish contains amaretto-laced mocha, morello cherry and sultana on caramelized crème brûlée.
As with all expressions of this brand, all of the natural colors are drawn from maturation in Spanish oak casks.
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 12 comes bottled at 58.2% ABV. It will soon be available for a suggested retail price of $104.99.
This follows the release of The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 11.