Glendronach presents Cask Bottling Batch 18

18 single cask bottlings from 1990 to 2009

 

Glendronach has presented this year's batch of the Cask Bottling series. It’s the 18th batch of the series and that is also the number of casks that Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie selected for these special editions of the Highland distillery. The offer ranges from ex-Pedro Ximenz sherry casks and ex-Oloroso sherry casks to port wine casks. The casks were filled between 1990 and 2009.

“The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18 is a celebration of the distillery’s time-honoured mastery and a showcase of the finest of what this richly-sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has to offer. This long standing, much loved release is a focal point to each year, demonstrating the exquisite character of our whiskies, through these exceptional casks which I have carefully hand-selected. Each cask individually explores the sophistication, powerful intricacy and rich layers of Spanish sherry cask maturation found in every expression of The GlenDronach “, said Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie.
"From the rare vintage casks of 1990 with exquisite layers of dark chocolate and the elegant Victoria plum, date and bramble preserve notes in the 1992 Port Pipe, to the distinctive fruitcake and toasted raisin notes in the 2009 Pedro Ximénez Puncheon, each cask encapsulates The GlenDronach house style; robust, elegant and full-bodied. All eighteen casks are bottled without chill filtration for richness, at high strength and are naturally deep in colour.”

The only place where all 18 releases will be available is the Glendronach Tasting Bar. Otherwise, a selection of certain cask bottlings will be available in the various international markets of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

European Allocated Casks

  • 2009 CASK 2091, 10 Years
    PEDRO XIMÉNEZ PUNCHEON
    61.9% ABV, 692 bottles
  • 2008 CASK 648, 11 Years
    PEDRO XIMÉNEZ PUNCHEON
    61% ABV, 682 bottles
  • 1994 CASK 4363, 26 Years
    OLOROSO PUNCHEON
    52.8% ABV, 692 bottles
  • 1992 CASK 7411, 27 Years
    OLOROSO PUNCHEON
    53.2% ABV, 658 bottles
  • 1992 CASK 5897, 27 Years
    PORT PIPE
    48% ABV, 853 bottles
  • 1993 CASK 7276, 27 Years
    OLOROSO PUNCHEON
    53.7% ABV, 699 bottles
  • 1990 CASK 7006, 30 Years
    PEDRO XIMÉNEZ PUNCHEON
    51.4% ABV, 402 bottles

 

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