Glendronach - Peated Port Wood

70cl / 700ml / 46%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Glendronach
Series / Description
Peated Port Wood
Year Bottled
2017
Alcohol ABV
46%
Cask Wood Type
Port
Packaging
Cardboard Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP8511
£64.95

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Product Description

The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood, is inspired by the import of casked Port into Scotland in the 19th century.

Peated Port Wood is made using malted barley that has been dried in the ‘old style’, using Highland peat, and the whisky has undergone its final maturation in Port pipes from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

Rachel Barrie, whisky maker at The GlenDronach, said: “The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood may be considered a surprising expression from this distillery but is in keeping with historical styles.” She continued: “Peat imbues the spirit with regional notes of wood smoke and smouldering charcoal, layered over The GlenDronach’s archetypal fruitiness.”

Bottled at 46% abv, The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood is non-chill-filtered. It is “dark amber with a ruby heart” and the palate is said to have notes of “tart cranberry juice with waves of Highland smoke, rich, stewed barley and lingering, smouldering charcoal”.

8.9/10 Whisky Magazine recommended

Nose: Big with plenty going on. A note reminicent of hot doughnuts with raspberry jam and covered in icing sugar. Then a little burned, toasted oak comes through.

Palate: Big again with custard and stewed peaches, grilled pineapples drizzled with honey and cinnamon. A little smoke too.

Finish: Short, a litte smoke and honey sweetness, a hit of menthol as well.

Brilliant stuff, nicely balanced between what seems like a cask finish and a great peat level.