The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8

Size750mL Proof122 (61% ABV)
The 8th in the line of GlenDronach's Cask Strength expressions owes its full body and richness to PX and Oloroso sherry casks. It's been aged for 9 years and is bottled at 122 proof, showcasing the distillery's style perfectly.

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About The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8

The year is 1826, the Temperance Society had just been formed in Boston, Beethoven’s Quartet No. 13 is premiered in Vienna, the combustible engine is being patented, and deep within the Scottish Highlands, in the land of peat and bagpipes, the GlenDronach distillery is being born. GlenDronach got its start shortly after the Excise Act of 1823 when James Allardice became the second person to apply for a license to distill Whisky in Scotland. Ever since, the iconic Scottish distillery has been under the ownership of several well-known names in Scotch, namely; Walter Scott, Captain Charles Grant, and William Teacher and Sons.

The distillery is located near Forgue, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in the Speyside region, and is currently owned by BenRiach. GlenDronach survived many setbacks, including a fire in 1836 that nearly destroyed the entire facility. Their floor malting was also halted in 1996, and the distillery was mothballed. The distillery experienced a near complete overhaul when giant Pernod Ricard acquired them in 2005. They converted the last of the Scottish coal-fired stills to indirect steam-heated coils. GlenDronach was the last of the remaining distilleries using the method at this time.

2008 was another period of revamping for the distillery, as they were again sold, in its most recent exchange, to BenRiach. GlenDronach is known for their classic "sherried" Whiskies, meaning the spirit is aged in Oloroso casks. Each single malt is produced using old fashioned handcrafted techniques created through nearly 200 years of tradition. The production process is meticulously monitored from germination to bottling. The distillery has a copper mash tun, 4 stills, two of which are traditional wash backs, and 2 copper pot stills.

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is the 8th revision of the expression that showcases the distillery's heart and soul. Matured for 10 years in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks, it's bottled without chill filtration at an undiluted 122 proof under the watchful eye of Master Blender Rachel Barrie. It's an incredibly full-bodied single malt that owes its richness to the sherry casks.

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About Scotch

Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)


Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.


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The nose opens with sandalwood, coffee, honey, cocoa, dried fruit, as well as oaky and nutty notes. The smooth palate has more coffee, caramel, cherry, citrus, and chocolate, as well as dates, plums, and sultanas. Finishes long with lingering coffee, licorice, and fruit notes.
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