The GlenDronach Distillery is pleased to announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood, a rare example of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, made in the ‘old style’, from malted barley dried with Highland peat.
Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the nineteenth century, the peated spirit has undergone a final maturation in the nest port pipes, from the Douro Valley in Portugal. The GlenDronach whisky maker hand-selected and expertly combined these port pipes, to create this seasonal expression. The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood is bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and of natural color.
The GlenDronach Whisky Maker, Rachel Barrie, said:
“The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood may be considered a surprising expression from this distillery but in keeping with historical styles. Peat imbues the spirit with regional notes of wood smoke and smouldering charcoal, layered over The GlenDronach’s archetypal fruitiness.
On the nose you can enjoy wild strawberries dusted with cinnamon sugar and crisp, tart cranberry juice, ooded with waves of Highland smoke, sweetening to a red berry compote, with rich, stewed barley and lingering, smouldering charcoal on the palate.”
GlenDronach Peated Port Wood will be priced at £65-£70 range and be available across specialty retailers worldwide from November.
GlenDronach Peated Port Wood Tasting Notes (from the producer)
Color: Dark amber with a ruby heart.
Nose: Wild strawberries dusted with cinnamon sugar, lled with sweet wood smoke. A warming hint of black pepper and a sprig of mint appear in the back note.
Palate: Crisp, tart cranberry juice, ooded with waves of Highland smoke, sweetens to red berry compote, with rich, stewed barley and lingering, smouldering charcoal.
Source: The GlenDronach Distillery