Glendronach Traditionally Peated 70cl 48°
Unlike the traditional, unpeated Glendronach whisky, this Traditionally Peated Single Malt has been exceptionally distilled using malted and peated barley. Aged in Bourbon casks and finished in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenés sherry casks, the Traditionally Peated Glendronach pays tribute to peat that was used to dry malted barley in the distillery's early years.
The principles of production are "old-fashioned", the same as two hundred years ago, the most important being to burn peat in the stove at the end of the barley malting process.
The subtle peated notes of this intriguing expression blend in with the fruity character of Glendronach and the rich notes of Sherry obtained by ripening.
This Single Malt presents a new style for a finer approach of the peated whiskies of Speyside.
|Maturation||Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry & Pedro Ximénes|
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.