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.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.