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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 12 58.2 The Final Release

700 ML. 58.2% ABV

Fans of sherry cask matured single malt know all about the Macallan—after all, it’s hard to miss the high age statement and even higher priced whiskies that this distillery seems to release several times a year. But those who like a strong sherry influence on their malt should pay close attention to the GlenDronach, a Highland distillery that just released a cask-strength whisky that is both strong and full flavored.

According to master blender Rachel Barrie, who also oversees the whisky produced at BenRiach and Glenglassaugh, the GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 12 is as much a nod to the past as it is the distillery thinking about future whisky drinkers. “The GlenDronach Cask Strength offers connoisseurs a deep insight into the distillery’s signature character,” she said in a statement, “by bottling at the whisky’s natural cask strength, as was the custom before the turn of the 20th century.” In this case, cask strength equals 58.2 percent ABV. The whisky was aged in both Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks, but carries no age statement like past releases of this particular GlenDronach whisky. Barrie recommends adding some water to your dram to unlock some hidden notes. “Add a drop or two of water to open up the liquid and reveal a cornucopia of flavors, from rich mocha to raisin-filled fruit-cake and indulgent crème brûlée,” she said, which makes this sound like a good after-dinner whisky.

Said to be the last Batch in the series.  We also stock the Batch 11.