GlenDronach – Batch 2

The Whisky Boys are looking forward to tonight’s tasting of this new cask strength dram from the fine GlenDronach Distillery.

The press release from GlenDronach follows:-

JUST five months after the launch of our new Cask Strength expression, we have bottled the second batch of this phenomenal new single malt.

“It really is down to huge demand in the international marketplace,” revealed Sales Director Alistair Walker. “All 12,000 bottles in Batch One sold out in a matter of weeks and since the turn of the year our agents around the world have been calling for a second batch. We’re delighted to respond with this new expression.”

Batch One got rave reviews from Glendronach aficionados. “Sublime whisky”; “Like flakes melting in dark chocolate”; “This whisky is superb. Like a kid in a toy shop drinking this”; and “On the palate you got chocolate raisins and dark caramel. Give it twenty seconds and you got caramel and cream. Can’t wait for batch 2” were just some of the favourable comments.

“We believe Batch Two will exceed people’s expectations,” added Alistair. “It’s a superlative dram; the fullness of flavour is really astonishing.”

“Cask Strength” simply means that the whisky is bottled at the natural strength, straight out of the barrel. Each batch is unique, and the batches will continue to be released as long as this expression remains popular with consumers.

GlenDronach Distillery,
Forgue,
Aberdeenshire,
AB54 6DB

tel. 01466 730202

Site: www.glendronachdistillery.com

Owners – Benriach Distillery Co.

Glendronach, one of the earliest licensed distilleries and is fast approaching it’s 200th birthday. Founded by James Allardice a very inventive Scotsman who pioneered the art of wood finishing.

The second batch has been personally selected once again by Master Blender Billy Walker. At 55.2% vol, non chill-filtered and bottled at its natural colour, it has been matured as before in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

GlenDronach – Batch 2, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cask Strength, 55.2% Alc/vol. 70 cl.

 

Colour…Amber Goldglendronnach-batch-2

 

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Rich and complex, mild oak, sweet honey drizzled over some apple pie, citrus zest, plump raisins.
Taste…Nice pepper tingle, candy floss, sherried dates and raisins, runny caramel, chocolate flavoured ice cream. mixed soft fruit, warming spicy oak.
Finish…Long and warming. makes you think of Christmas.

Score…4 Corks


Nicola’s Tasting

Nose…Orange star burst, sugary, Ice cream, Dr. peppers.
Taste…Toffee apple, spun sugar, fairground treats, honeycomb chocolate.
Finish…Sweet and sherried and quite long.

Score…3.5 Corks

Overall score…4 corks

This one is a little corker, if you like cask strength and sherried drams, then look no further, this has it all in he one glass. You can get all this for around the £50.00 mark. The Whisky Boys will try to ensure that this bottling is a regular in our cabinet.

This fine bottle is available in our specialist Whisky shop and certainly on-line.

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