While there have been a some delays in both the watchmaking and whisky making industries over the past couple of years, The GlenDronach distillery have still managed to produce this year’s single cask bottlings – including the Cask Strength batch #10, which we’ll get to in another post.
Just over a week ago the GlenDronach Distillery announced the nineteenth batch of its acclaimed Cask Bottling collection. Eighteen casks dating from 1990 to 2009 have been personally selected by Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, specially chosen for their exceptional character, to celebrate and share some of the finest Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Highland distillery.
The latest batch of the distillery’s acclaimed cask bottling releases, The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 19, presents twelve expressions, each bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez or Oloroso sherry Puncheon or Butt, distilled between 1990 and 1994. Whether previously housed in sweet and rich Pedro Ximénez, or dry and nutty Oloroso; each of the twelve casks presents unique characteristics whilst remaining distinctively of The GlenDronach.
Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, said:
“The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 19 offers an insight into our sherry cask maturation history, and the exceptional quality of the casks we have at The GlenDronach. I have personally chosen these twelve casks to celebrate and share the very best of the distillery’s character. Each represents the rich selection of barrels, Hogsheads, Puncheons and Butts that have been used throughout The GlenDronach’s history. “
The cask allocation for the European market will be: 71 (1992 29yo Oloroso Butt), 7418 (1992 28yo Oloroso Puncheon), 6865 (1993 28yo Pedro Ximénez Puncheon), 2458 (1993 28yo Oloroso Puncheon) & 7496 (1991 27yo Oloroso Puncheon).
The cask allocation for the APAC/Canada/IMEA market will be: 7423 (1990 31yo Pedro Ximénez Puncheon), 7708 (1991 29yo Oloroso Puncheon), 2145 (1992 28yo Oloroso Puncheon) & 6871 (1993 28yo Pedro Ximénez Puncheon).
The cask allocation for the North American market will be: 217 (1992 29yo Oloroso Sherry Butt), 6052 (1992 28yo Pedro Ximénez Puncheon) & 5080 (1994 27yo Oloroso Puncheon).
The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 19 will be available to purchase from specialist retailers from March 2022 in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and three casks will be available in the USA. Prices range from RRP £545 to £1,037, depending on age and cask type. Global markets may vary. For more information on this latest batch release, visit glendronachdistillery.com