Whisky A Go-Go: Glendronach's Cask In A Van to tour Belgium again in June - 9th June, 2011
FOR the last two years, GlenDronach malt whisky has selected a rare single cask from its Aberdeenshire distillery...and toured it around Belgium in the back of a van!
The unusual tasting tour - called "Cask in a Van" – has proved so successful that it’s being repeated again later this month.
The quirky Roadshow starts in Kampenhoudt on June 20 and ends in Waremme on the night of June 25.
Regional Sales Manager Donald MacLellan said: “Belgium is one of our fastest-growing markets, and we’re delighted to take this exceptional cask on this tasting tour. So if lovers of GlenDronach have difficulty getting to a liquor store that stocks it, we’ll bring it to them!
"With our specially-liveried van, we’re offering Belgians the chance to savour and purchase a truly excellent GlenDronach single cask whisky - this time it’s a 2002 release at 55% vol which has been matured in a Pedro Ximinez Butt. In addition, we'll be offering tastings of our award-winning 12, 15 and 18 year-old core range.
"Like last year, people will be given the opportunity to fill their own bottle of GlenDronach straight from the cask and, as it's a limited edition, it's going to be a highly collectable item.”
The 8 year-old’s tasting notes suggest it’s a classic GlenDronach with a spicy sherry twist:
Nose: sweet oak and spiced fruit cake intermingle with honey and walnut notes. Fresh and clean with plenty of life.
Appearance: rich deep gold with a fantastic mahogany glow.
Palate: a spicy sherry concoction with balanced toasted oak notes and brown sugar. Vanilla beans and roasted nuts. Bold earthy notes add lovely depth and body. A real heavyweight for the vintage and plenty of maturity for such youth.
The tour dates and locations are:
Monday June 20 – Tasttoe, Kampenhoudt
Tuesday June 21 – Hardies, Mol
Wednesday June 22 – Crombe, Kortrijk
Thursday June 23 – Verloo, Antwerpen
Friday June 24 – W&P, Liege
Saturday June 25 (afternoon) – Barrique, Charleroi
Saturday June 25 (evening) – PDV, Waremme
GlenDronach's core range is available in over one hundred specialist stores throughout Belgium.