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GlenDronach launches 15 single cask malts

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Highland distillery GlenDronach is releasing 15 Sherry and Port cask-matured single malt whiskies as part of Batch 16 of its annual cask release programme.

GlenDronach single cask releases batch 16
Single casks: GlenDronach's latest cask releases feature 14 Sherry-matured malts, plus one aged in a Port pipe

The whiskies, distilled between 1989 and 2006, range from 11 to 28 years old and have been matured exclusively in Spanish oak Sherry butts and puncheons.

However the range also includes a 13-year-old matured in a Port Pipe, an unusual addition to GlenDronach’s annual cask release programme, which was chosen to highlight the distillery’s ‘finesse and ripe bramble fruitiness’.

GlenDronach master blender Rachel Barrie said: ‘The Batch 16 cask selection showcases facets of the GlenDronach house style; robust, elegant, fruity and full-bodied.

‘Each cask individually demonstrates rich layers of Sherry cask maturation found in every GlenDronach expression; from the 28-year-old Sherry butt distilled in November 1989 with the mellow maturity of rich fruitcake, to the 22-year-old PX puncheon distilled in June 1995 with sweet treacle toffee and manuka honey.’

Each cask will yield between 513 and 698 bottles, with prices ranging between £77 to £310.

The 15 expressions feature in Batch 16 are:

GlenDronach 2006, 11-year-old, Cask #1979 (PX puncheon), 679 bottles, 57.2% abv, £77
GlenDronach 2005, 12-year-old, Cask #1451 (PX puncheon), 698 bottles, 56.1% abv, £82
GlenDronach 2004, 13-year-old, Cask #3342 (Port pipe), 643 bottles, 55.4% abv, £90
GlenDronach 2002, 15-year-old, Cask #4648 (PX puncheon), 678 bottles, 54.7% abv, £110
GlenDronach 1995, 22-year-old, Cask #4038 (PX puncheon), 681 bottles, 55.1% abv, £180
GlenDronach 1995, 22-year-old, Cask #3311 (PX puncheon), 518 bottles, 50.3% abv, £180
GlenDronach 1993, 24-year-old, Cask #445 (oloroso butt), 649 bottles, 52.4% abv, £205
GlenDronach 1993, 24-year-old, Cask #55 (oloroso butt), 567 bottles, 56.7% abv, £205
GlenDronach 1992, 25-year-old, Cask #334 (oloroso butt), 592 bottles, 58.5% abv, £230
GlenDronach 1992, 25-year-old, Cask #127 (oloroso butt), 636 bottles, 50.9% abv, £230
GlenDronach 1992, 25-year-old, Cask #103 (oloroso butt), 517 bottles, 56.7% abv, £230
GlenDronach 1990, 27-year-old, Cask #7902 (PX puncheon), 632 bottles, 52.1% abv, £270
GlenDronach 1990, 27-year-old, Cask #7003 (PX puncheon), 617 bottles, 55.3% abv, £270
GlenDronach 1990, 27-year-old, Cask #1014 (PX puncheon), 641 bottles, 50.9% abv, £270
GlenDronach 1989, 28-year-old, Cask #5476 (PX puncheon), 546 bottles, 49.9% abv, £310

All 15 bottlings will be available to buy from specialist retailers in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada from this month.

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