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The GlenDronach launches Traditionally Peated

Brown-Forman has announced the release of The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated. The launch is a rare peated expression from the Highland distillery which is typically known for its unpeated sherry cask maturation.

Master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie has crafted The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated from a marriage of Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso sherry and port casks, using the same principles laid down almost two hundred years ago.

Barrie says: "The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated offers connoisseurs a rare opportunity to explore the distillery’s rich depths of sherry cask maturation, whilst paying homage to the robust peat-smoked earthy character of the early 19th century, that James Allardice himself would likely have enjoyed. This wonderfully complex single malt presents notes of Highland toffee, dark honey and coal-smoked barley. Burnt orange and treacle glide over the palate, on a base of cloves and smoked bramble. Liquorice and dark fruits linger and intensify into the rich and earthy finish."

The expression is bottled at 48% ABV and is non-chill filtered. It will be available to buy from specialist retailers worldwide from November 2019.


28 November 2019 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editor