Last week we reported on the release of The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 2 Scotch whisky. Now comes a new release from the Scottish distillery – The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish.
The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish is initially matured in European oak and thereafter finished in a very small batch of Tawny Port barrels. According to the folks at GlenDronach, the resulting spirit features a nose of stewed damsons and plum conserve, raisins, sultanas and fine chocolate; on the palate, flavors of fruit shortcake drenched in vanilla custard prevail, complemented by a scattering of dried figs, dates and wild strawberries; smooth tannins and light acidity highlight a long finish.
Said Alistair Walker, sales and marketing director for The GlenDronach, “Tawny Port in particular, as a fortified wine, is quite closely related to sherry, and we were confident that these casks would work well with The GlenDronach.”
Cost on a bottle of the 15 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish is $80.
GlenDronach, known for their sherried single malts, is located in Scotland’s rolling East Highland hills in secluded Aberdeenshire. It is imported to the U.S. by Anchor Distilling Company.