Coming soon from GlenDronach & BenRiach!
GlenDronach Peated The 1st ever peated expression from GlenDronach whisky distillery. Created with a phenol level of 25 PPM, with the whisky started it's life in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Appearance: Vivid harvest gold. Nose: A delightful aroma of ripe gooseberries dusted with cinnamon sugar combines with a contrasting crisp citrus twist. The delicate peat influence gives a smouldering charred wood character filled with freshly ground barley and hints of vanilla toffee. Palate: Vibrant oak spices and floral heather honey develop to rosehips and barley sugars, all warmed by a touch of white pepper. Subtle peat notes complement the palate by giving a delicate depth and dryness of glowing campfire embers. Finish: A unique marriage of crisp fruit and barley-laden Highland characteristics surrounded by gentle peat smoke; an intriguing reminiscent of heather burning in the distant glens.
BenRiach 18 Year Old - 1997 Cask #85089 / UK Cask Exclusive A very limited single cask BenRiach release of only 167 bottles filled at cask strength, 59.5% vol, exclusive for the UK market. Appearance: Crisp harvest gold. Nose: A classic harmony of tarte tatin, cinnamon and a subtle back note of desiccated coconut, surrounded by warm oak-spices and barley sugars. Palate: A delicious avalanche of fruits and crisp green apples, which develops to dried apricots then sweetens to ripe melons. This is perfectly balanced with a fresh twist of lime, a dusting of vanilla sugar and a contrasting peppery oak.
GlenDronach 19 Year Old - 1995 / Cask 4943 / UK Cask Exclusive The first of two UK exclusives bottled late 2015 for the UK market. A 19 year old release, matured in a Oloroso sherry cask, bottled at cask strength, 56.9% vol. Appearance: Deep burnished copper. Nose: A perfect marriage of roasted apples and golden sultanas. A drizzle of maple syrup balances with warm oak spices and candied peel to give a well-rounded aroma. Palate: A crisp citrus twist flows though sherry poached pears and ripe yellow plums. A warming white pepper spice mellows to hints of cedar wood and stewed barley to give a long, ever-changing palate.
GlenDronach 20 Year Old - 1995 / Cask 4074 / UK Cask Exclusive The second of two UK exclusives bottled late 2015 for the UK market. A 20 year old release, matured in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. Bottled at 52.8% vol, 735 bottles filled. Appearance: Rich crimson mahogany Nose: Sugared almonds and glazed dates, dusted with vanilla and cinnamon, which hold a gentle warmth of cracked black pepper. Palate: Vibrant oak spices flood through rich, dark Mediterranean fruits; waves of treacle toffee and roasted coffee beans add a tremendous sherried depth to the classic finish. Exciting news from the BenRiach Whisky Distillery, a great way to finish off 2015! Each single cask release will be listed via Abbey Whisky Online Whisky Shop very soon! Keep an eye on our New Arrivals page for their release... Slàinte