Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the 19th century, The GlenDronach distillery announced the release of The GlenDronach Port Wood.
The GlenDronach’s Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, said: “The GlenDronach means ‘valley of the brambles’ in old Scots Gaelic. We are delighted to celebrate this heritage with a Portuguese twist on our revered Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask maturation, which uses the finest Spanish oak.“
The GlenDronach Port Wood is matured for 10 years and bottled at 46% abv. As is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides. It will be available to buy for around £60 (€67 / $76) from specialist retailers worldwide from June.
Producer’s tasting notes
Nose: Breathe in delightful waves of Victoria plum, bramble and strawberry jam with top notes of cherry blossom and honeysuckle on a base of sandalwood and ginger.
Taste: Layers upon layers of rich fruits. Sip blackberry and roasted apple crumble with freshly baked gingerbread, developing into a baked orange and black cherry back-note.
Finish: Savour orange peel, sultana and cherry cake lingering into the richly fruity finish.