Official tasting notes.
Appearance: Burnished Gold
Nose: Rounded and rich treacle toffee, sherry and butterscotch, with orange peel and baked apple.
Palate: Stewed apple and candied grape with mocha, treacle and lingering baked orange.
GlenDronach 1994 26 Year Old Batch 18 Cask #7465 700ml 51.4%
A vintage bottling from Batch #18 that yielded 676 bottles from a single cask.
700ml: 51.4% abv.
Age: 26 years old
Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Puncheon
Bottler: GlenDronach Distillery
Date distilled: 15th of July 1994
Date bottled: 2020
Cask No: 7465
For the cask release programme, Master Blender Rachel Barrie selects the finest Spanish oak casks with Batch 18 including single malt whiskies as old as 30 years and as young as 11 years (from 1990 to 2009). Each yearly batch represents an exquisite collection of sherry butts and puncheons to be bottled as the GlenDronach ‘Limited Release’ Batch series.
This GlenDronach single cask is one of only 676 bottles that was matured for 26 triumphant years in a single Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon. Rare and collectable, it’s next level Glendronach.
Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, said:
“The GlenDronach Cask Bottling Batch 18 is a celebration of the distillery’s time-honoured mastery and a showcase of the finest of what this richly-sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has to offer”