The GlenDronach Distillery in the UK has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated whisky.

The whisky is a Highland Single Malt expression, known for its un-peated sherry cask maturation style, crafted by Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie by combining finest Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso sherry and port casks.

Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated offers connoisseurs a rare opportunity to explore the distillery’s rich depths of sherry cask maturation, whilst paying homage to the robust peat-smoked earthy character of the early 19th century, that James Allardice himself would likely have enjoyed.

“This wonderfully complex Single Malt presents notes of Highland toffee, dark honey and coal-smoked barley. Burnt orange and treacle glide over the palate, on a base of cloves and smoked bramble. Liquorice and dark fruits linger and intensify into the rich and earthy finish.”

The principles applied by Barrie are claimed to be similar to those used almost two hundred years ago.

With 48% alcohol by volume (ABV), The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated whisky has been produced using a non-chill filtered process that absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak it is stored.

The expression is already available worldwide at select retailers.

In August, The GlenDronach Distillery in Scotland announced the release of the seventeenth batch under its Cask Bottling programme.

The seventeenth batch featured a collection of distillery’s signature Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, as well as two Port pipes from the Douro Valley in Portugal.