Brown Forman is an American company, best known as owner of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, and bourbon brands Old Forester and Woodford Reserve.
But in 2016, it got into Scotch whisky in a big way, buying The BenRiach Distillery Company, which included three distilleries: Benriach of course, in Speyside; the famous Highlands distillery, Glendronach; and also in the Highlands, but somewhat lesser known, Glenglassaugh.
In this special episode – produced in partnership with Brown Forman – you’ll get an introduction to these unique Scotch whisky distilleries from global brand ambassador Stewart Buchanan.
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Stewart’s held that role since 2012, prior to which he was Benriach’s production manager, so he has tremendous insight into these distilleries and the Scotch whisky industry generally.
He was in Australia for the launch of Glendronach 50 Year Old, the oldest expression it’s ever released.
Distilled in 1971, The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years has quietly slumbered over five long decades in rare Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from the Spanish bodegas of Jerez in Andalucía.
Exquisite casks personally selected by Master Blender Rachel Barrie were married for final maturation in a single Pedro Ximénez cask, which yielded a worldwide release of just 198 bottles.
We’ll cover the The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years and much more in this interview with Stewart.
You can find the new Benriach core range in both Dan Murphy’s and First Choice Liquor stores nationally.
Dan Murphy’s will also be carrying the new 21, 25 and 30 year old Benriach expressions, as well as the new Glendronach Peated and Portwood that I discussed with Stewart in this episode.
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