The growing single malt collection of the Brown-Forman global travel retail portfolio has received a major boost with the just announced addition of The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 Years. This will be the famed Forgue Valley distillery’s first ever expression exclusively for global travel retail.
The GlenDronach Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and most respected. Founded in 1826 by James Allardice in the Forgue Valley northwest of Aberdeen, it was given the name The GlenDronach meaning “Valley of the Brambles” in Scots Gaelic. Highly regarded in the world of fine spirits, the distillery is known for its authenticity, craftsmanship and sherry maturation expertise. The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 Years contributes to that reputation by being aged in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. It is bottled at 43 percent ABV and is non-chill filtered which allows it to absorb a natural colour as it matures in Spanish oak casks.
The new The GlenDronach Single Malt joins good company in the travel retail exclusive single malts of the Brown-Forman portfolio which include BenRiach Quarter Cask, BenRiach Quarter Cask Peated and BenRiach 10 Year-Old Triple Distilled.
Master Blender Rachel Barrie describes The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 Years as a richly sherried single malt with an unashamedly Highland character and a taste that is a cornucopia of bramble fruit and oak with notes of harvest-ripe barley reflecting the Forgue Valley’s rich and fertile landscape.
Marshall Farrer, senior vice president and managing director of Brown-Forman global travel retail said The GlenDronach Single Malt will be a terrific addition to the portfolio.
“We view travel retail as the perfect channel to ensure we are reaching The GlenDronach connoisseurs around the globe with unique and world-class whiskies. Offering the Forgue exclusively in travel retail underscores our commitment to providing our consumers and customers alike with spirits of the highest caliber and The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 Year-Old meets and, perhaps, exceeds that standard,” Farrer said.
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