GlenDronach launches seventh cask strength bottling

Scotch whisky distillery GlenDronach has released the seventh batch in its cask strength series, matured in Pedro Ximénez and oloroso Sherry casks.

Bottled at 57.9% abv, the whisky is said to be "smooth, nutty and rounded character, with notes of Highland toffee, walnut cream, sultana bread and figs" thanks to its time spent in Pedro Ximénez casks, while the oloroso Sherry casks have imparted flavours of "plum, cherry and chocolate". Master blender Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 7 is rich in the rewards of slow, mellow and complex Sherry cask maturation in the earthen-floored dunnage warehouses at GlenDronach, the rewards being a sublime aroma, rounded taste, full body and long-lasting finish. “With a cask selection spanning summer, autumn and winter distillation at GlenDronach, the resulting marriage delivers a malt with a strong heart, complex taste and smooth mellow maturity, belying it’s 57.9% cask strength.” GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 7 carries an RRP of £60 (US$79) and will be available to purchase from specialist retailers worldwide. Earlier this year, the Highland distillery released the 16th collection in its single cask bottling programme, which comprised 15 whiskies distilled between 1989 and 2006.