Hand selected by Rachel Barrie, this bottling is part of the latest batch in the Single Cask series.
Chosen by the Experts
Or “an” expert to be precise.This bottling has been chosen by Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glendronach. She selected each cask to be part of the latest Single Cask series. The expressions chosen for release will be sent all across the world.
This is the 17th batch to be released and each bottling is a wonderful example of the masterful skills of Barrie and her team. Barrie definitely as a nose for good whisky, having been in the industry for 27 years, working for some of the biggest names in Scotch.
Now she is Master Blender for Glendronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh. This is just one of the amazing collections she has curated. There is also a similar Single Cask series that Barrie has crafted from BenRiach, offering the opportunities to fans of that distillery.
Glendronach Batch 17 Cask 5896
This expression is a wonderful example of the quality malt coming from Glendronach. A total of 828 bottles were made and are available in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The malt has been matured in Port pipes and it is an impressive 26 years old, having been distilled in 1992.
Tasting notes for Glendronach Batch 17 Cask 5896
This is a really rich and elegant dram. It opens with mahogany wood, tobacco and almonds. The sweetness is perfect alongside the darker notes. Oranges abound and lend a nice zesty tang. They go especially well with the wooded flavours.
The palate is slightly floral, reigning in the heavier notes. The overall flavour is full saccharine with but dark, with more deep woods and dried leaves. Hints of tree bark with fresh cut grass add a nice earthy level. The citrus and cherries bring in a lovely sweetness.
The finish rounds off well with dashes of treacle and lots more wooded tones.
This is a dram that brings together some incredible flavours. The darkness and sweetness go together in perfect harmony. Well worth tracking down a bottle, even if you end up in New Zealand to get it.