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Glendronach Cask Strengh Batch No8 70cl 61°

Archive Glendronach Cask Strengh Batch No8 70cl 61°
Distillery : Glendronach / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23874

This 8th edition of the Cask Strength serie of the Glendronach distillery results from the marriage of Pedro Ximenez cask and Sherry Oloroso cask aged for 10 years and bottled to its natural degree without cold filtration. By presenting its whisky in a 61% cask stregth version, Glendronach offers connoisseurs a more detailed overview of the distinctive profile of the distillery.

For each edition, Master Mixer Rachel Barrie selects the perfect match between two styles of casks before bottling without cold filtration and high strength, as was customary before the early 20th century.

This bottling is a very limited edition.

Produced according to traditional methods, this Single Malt develops a rich and full-bodied face, with all the depth of its long maturation in Spanish oak barrels. There are notes of coffee and candied fruit cake.

Glendronach is one of the most renowned distilleries for working Sherry casks like Glenfarclas.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV61 °
TypeSingle Cask
DistilleryGlendronach
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age10 years
MaturationSherry
PeatNon Peated
CharacteristicsCask Strength & Non-Chill Filtered
Reference:23874

Glendronach means "valley of mulberries" in Gaelic. Located near the town of Huntly east of Speyside in Scotland. This distillery implements traditional methods of production (malting including drying partly with peat fire, as well as the heating of stills). This largely explains the powerful character and strong personality of his Single Malt.

Always very rich, Glendronach whisky is fully revealed in Sherry cask versions. It shows a perfect balance between the notes of Sherry, malted barley and fruits (red fruits).

Glendronach in East Speyside stands apart from other distilleries in the area. Its blackened stone buildings, pagodas and blood-red shutters immediately attract attention. The small stream that runs through the inner courtyard of the distillery reinforces its artisanal and traditional character.

Destroyed by a fire in 1837, it was rebuilt in 1852 and bought in 1920 by Charles Grant, son of the founder of Glenfiddich. Sold in 1960 to William Teacher & Son, it doubled its production capacity in 1966, the number of stills from two to four.

Until it was dormant in 1996, Glendronach was still malting some of its barley. Once again operational since May 14, 2002, its stills are still heated with coal.

Currently, Brown Forman (Jack Daniels) is the owner of the distillery. Rachel Barrie is the Malt Master of the 3 Glendronach, Benriach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.

Color: deep gold.

Nose: Sherry is quite light and dry, with brown sugar and woody aromas. The aromas that develop are reminiscent of sandalwood, oak balsam and aromatic Colombian coffee, with black manuka honey, cocoa and Brazil nuts.

Palate: sweet and rich with power and aromas of mocha, caramel macchiato and chocolate and cherry cake. The richness of sherry quickly permeates the palate with hints of marmalade, raisins and brown sugar syrup. The addition of a little bit of water allows the aromas to develop.

Finish: extremely long and aromatic on coffee, liquorice and cocoa.