PORT PIPES OF DOURO VALLEY INSPIRE THE GLENDRONACH PORT WOOD

13th Jun 2019

Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the 19th century, The GlenDronach distillery is pleased to announce the release of The GlenDronach Port Wood.

The GlenDronach distillery was established in 1826 by founder James Allardice, at a time when both sherry and port were ‘de rigueur’, with the finest port pipes travelling along Portugal’s Douro River, destined for the wine cellars of Scotland’s gentry.

Made by our craftsmen using the same, time-honoured methods passed down through generations for almost two hundred years, The GlenDronach’s rich, full bodied Highland spirit has been matured in the distillery’s signature Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, followed by a second maturation in some of the finest port pipes from the majestic Douro Valley of Portugal.

Expertly selected and married by The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, The GlenDronach Port Wood is a rich and fruity ten-year-old limited release to be savoured.

Master Blender, Rachel Barrie said:
“The GlenDronach is known around the world for its marriage of fruity and nutty Oloroso Sherry casks and intensely rich Pedro Ximénez casks from Andalucia in Spain. We are delighted to celebrate a Portuguese twist in The GlenDronach Port Wood enjoying a second maturation in Port casks. With an intense cherry wood colour this rich Highland Single Malt reinforces delightful waves of Victoria plum, brambles and strawberry jam on the nose. Layers upon layers of rich fruits open up on the palate with notes of roasted apple crumble developing into baked orange and black cherry back-notes.”

The GlenDronach Port Wood is bottled at 46% ABV, and 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 is available to buy from specialist retailers worldwide from June.

 

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