New Releases in from GlenDronach and BenRiach

This entry was posted in New Whisky Releases and Bottlings and tagged , , , , , on by .

Some exciting new wood finishes in from GlenDronach and BenRiach.  These are all limited releases and there aren't very many of each.  They are all in the shop and ready to go:

GlenDronach 14 Years Old Sauterne Finish

The dessert wine has  influenced  this whisky well and the tasting notes have a lot of pudding notes.  There's cream, cherries, raisins and custard.  An all-you-can-eat dessert buffet of a whisky.

GlenDronach 14 Years Old Virgin Oak

The new wood has given all those  vibrant  sweet tropical notes to this whisky including banana and coconut along with toasted and nutty aromas.  A really vibrant whisky.

GlenDronach 15 Years Old Moscatel

Tropical and summer fruits come through on this one with the Moscatel finish: peaches, apricots, melons and pineapple.  There's also a  nuttiness  with figs and raisins.  A very well balanced dram.

GlenDronach 20 Years Old Tawny Port

The port notes are clearly present with figs, dates, pears and apples and a touch of aniseed.  The age of the base whisky is also clearly present.  Full of  distinguished  character.

BenRiach 16 Years Old Claret

Spiced fruit, syrup and wood notes underline this whisky.  A little acidity coming from the Claret as well.  This finish has produced a complex result.

BenRiach 17 Years Old Rioja

This whisky has a real flower garden set of aromas to it which must have come from the Rioja.   These are complemented by vanilla, cream and oak notes resulting in a very  fragrant  whisky.

BenRiach 17 Years Old Burgundy

Lots of cocoa, berry fruits and crème-brule are the dominant notes from this whisky.  There's also an underlying toasted oak backbone.  Quite a weighty whisky.

These are all great additions to each range but let's hope there aren't too many more to come!

By Mike Lord