Aged : 10 years
Cask Type : Adoro
Appearance : Burnished copper.
Nose : Chocolate coated apple, heather honey and layers of soft ripe fruit with a backnote of grape and cocoa.
Palate : An autumn fruit basket with red and green apple, ripe plum and hazelnut, leading to a deliciously intriguing grape and mocha finish.
Aged : 27 years
Cask Type : Madeira
Appearance : Burnt Sienna orange.
Nose : Baked orange, treacle toffee and honeysuckle, with layers of toasted brioche, roast coffee and black pepper.
Palate : Nectarine, fig roll and clotted cream open on the palate.
Aged : 21 years
Cask Type : Virgin Oak
Appearance : Orange gold.
Nose : A confectionery shop of blackcurrant sweets, sugared pineapple cubes, strawberry bonbons and chocolate coated honeycomb.
Palate: Pineapple, vanilla and honeycomb with coconut ice and sugar candy. Blackberry cream builds into the long-lasting sweet, fruity finish.
Aged : 21 years
Cask Type : Marsala
Appearance : Burnt orange sunset
Nose : Deliciously sweet with clementine segments, grape and vanilla ice cream in fruit syrup with a blacknote of milk chocolate hazelnut.
Palate : A fruit cocktail of nectarine, pear, pineapple and grape with red cherry lingering into the mouthwatering finish.
Aged : 13 years
Cask Type : Pedro Ximenez
Appearance : Dark honey with russet highlights.
Nose : Butterscotch and crème caramel lead the way. Maple syrup and pecan appear with layers of cream sherry and caramel fudge cake.
Palate : Dark manuka honey and cream sherry on buttered pancakes lead to gingerbread and treacle. Caramelised ginger and pecan toffee remain in the long, sumptuous finish.
Aged : 24 years
Cask Type : Bourbon
Appearance : Dark honey gold.
Nose : Elegant and intriguing. Caramelised pear in golden syrup with bourbon vanilla leading to mint ice cream with dark chocolate pieces.
Palate : Multilayered sweet and fresh desserts. Poached pear smothered in vanilla and coconut cream leads to a cleansing mint and dark chocolate finish.
Aged : 13 years
Cask Type : Port
Appearance : Dark ruby.
Nose : Dark chocolate cherry, sandalwood and freshly cracked walnut with truffle oil and beeswax in the background.
Palate : Treacle toffee apple and unctuous dark manuka honey develop into a finish of dark chocolate coated cherry and walnut.
Aged : 12 years
Cask Type : Sauternes
Appearance : Deep summer gold.
Nose : Sweet lemon meringue pie and poached pear topped with toasted almond, vanilla and coconut ice.
Palate : Sip lemon zest and caster sugar in meringue baked with vanilla and cardamom. Pear and almond tarte tatin linger into the delicious dessert-like finish.
A small number of Oloroso sherry casks which demonstrate exceptional character have been chosen by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie for the eleventh batch of The GlenDronach Grandeur.
This expression is an exquisite representation of the rich, complex and full-bodied style of The GlenDronach Distillery. All of its natural colour has been drawn from the casks in which it has rested for almost three decades. Each bottle is individually numbered by hand as a reflection of its rarity.Tasting Notes
Appearance : Ruby tinged walnut.
Nose : Opulent and powerful with a symphony of sherry aromatics, interwoven with dark manuka honey, roasted almond and walnut. Baked plum and ginger captivate the senses, deepening to rustic vintage leather and freshly ground coffee.
Palate : Intense and full-bodied with dark fruit notes on a base of velvet and fine leather. A crescendo of black cherry and espresso adorns each mouthful.
Conclusion : Richly rewarding, with a persistent chocolate, liquorice and walnut finish.
Benriach 26 Years 1994 Cask 1852 has a bronze color with a nose of smoked orange peel, cedar wood, roast coffee, dark honey, and walnut. On the palate, it has engulfing smoke with hickory, notes of date, chocolate orange, and lingering coffee. It's aged in a Pedro Ximenez Puncheon cask.