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The GlenDronach releases Peated Port Wood

Brown-Forman's The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the release of GlenDronach Peated Port Wood.

A whisky, made in the ‘old style’, from malted barley dried with Highland peat, it has been inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the nineteenth century. The peated spirit has subsquently undergone a final maturation in port pipes, from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood is bottled at 46% ABV.

The GlenDronach whisky maker, Rachel Barrie, says: “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, flooded with waves of Highland smoke, sweetening to a red berry compote, with rich, stewed barley and lingering, smouldering charcoal on the palate.”

10 November 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor