Available for Pre-Order Only:
Please note this pre-order is to allow you to secure your bottle of the very limited release of The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years. We expect to receive delivery by the first week of December and will ship out all the Pre-Orders ASAP. Limited Quantities available for Pre-Order, don’t miss out of this iconic Single Malt.
The Ultimate GlenDronach Vertical Tasting Bundle includes:
The Glendronach 12 Yr Old Original, 15 Yr Old Revival, 18 Yr Old Allardice and 21 Yr Old Parliament + 6 Original Glencairn Glasses (in a trade box)
THE GLENDRONACH MARKS RETURN OF ICONIC MALT
The original 15 year old sherry cask matured expression was introduced by The GlenDronach in the 1990s, bottled at 40% ABV. It ceased to be bottled until 2009, when The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years was released at 46% ABV. Having built up a strong reputation as one of the very finest sherry cask matured malts, it was discontinued in 2015 due to supply constraints. Following a three year wait, The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 Years now returns, at 46% ABV, non chill filtered and of natural cask colour. The 2018 release has been awarded the highest possible accolade of Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The GlenDronach Master Blender Rachel Barrie said:
“Today marks the return of The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 years, an iconic aged expression of critical acclaim, revered by connoisseurs around the globe.”
After years of slumber, this relaunched expression embodies The GlenDronach signature style of Spanish Oak maturation in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía. Over 15 years in the darkness of our dunnage warehouses, the spirit has grown in stature, refinement and intensity.
The Glendronach 15 year old Revival has an exquisite balance of intensity and finesse. In flavour, intense notes of ripe dark fruits and manuka honey envelope into an elegant silk-velvet chocolate finish, reflecting the richly layered complexity of this iconic single malt.”
GlenDronach 15 Tasting Notes:
Colour: Antique Bronze.
Nose: An intoxicating burst of maraschino cherry, ripe bramble and dark chocolate mint with hints of orange bitters and walnut liqueur.
Taste: Honey-glazed apricot and ripe fig with a crescendo of black cherry, angelica and muscovado.
Finish: Long and enveloping with dark manuka honey, herbal bitters and dark chocolate.
ABV: 46% ABV, non chill filtered and natural in colour.
Awards: The highest possible accolade of Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018.
GLENDRONACH 12 YR OLD - THE ORIGINAL
This superb richly sherried single malt is matured for at least 12 years in a combination of the finest Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso Sherry casks. Non-chill filtered, no added colouring and bottled at 43%, the GlenDronach 12 YO Original is a sweet creamy dram.
Deep amber-red gold.
Sweet, creamy vanilla with hints of ginger. Spiced mulled wine and pear.
Rich, creamy, silky-smooth. Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits Spicy with medium length and a dry finish.
Long, full and firm, slightly nutty
The GlenDronach 18 Year Old - Allardice
The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old is a fitting tribute to the founder of our distillery. Matured in fine Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, this richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky presents exquisite complexity, with dark treacle, allspice and walnut carrying on into the long, lingering finish. The expression is bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered and natural in colour.
GlenDronach 18 TASTING NOTES:
Color: Bright deep gold with a tawny centre.
Nose: Sweet aromatics of fudge and muscovado sugar. Fruit compote and glacier Morello cherries provide added complexity. Taste: Rich, dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and allspice marry together with classical aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread and chocolate orange.
PARLIAMENT - AGED 21 YEARS
The GlenDronach Parliament 21 Year Old honours the parliament of rooks which continue to guard our warehouses. Matured in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, this full bodied, richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky presents elegant and balanced layers of chocolate and spice carrying on into the long, lingering finish. This expression was named the world’s best Highland Single Malt Whisky at the 2018 World Whisky Awards and is bottled at 48%, non-chill filtered and natural in colour.
GlendDronach 21 TASTING NOTES
Color: Deep amber with a cherry wood sheen.
Nose: A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits – notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance.
Taste: Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes – cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full-bodied with smooth tannins.
About The GlenDronach Distillery:
Deep in the east Highland hills, The GlenDronach Distillery has been quietly perfecting sherry wood maturation since 1826. Our founder, James Allardice, built his distillery in the fertile landscape of the Forgue valley and named it ‘GlenDronach’, which means ‘valley of the brambles’ in Scots Gaelic. Here, he discovered the rich depths of sherry wood maturation, marrying Scottish spirit to Spanish cask. Little has changed over the centuries, our craftsmen use the same iron mash tun, wooden washbacks and saxophone-shaped copper pot stills to distill a robust, complex and balanced spirit. Within the range of Spanish oak sherry casks available, The GlenDronach focuses on the marriage of fruity and nutty Oloroso Sherry casks and intensely rich Pedro Ximénez casks; in combination, these intensify The GlenDronach signature depth in colour, full-bodied taste and richly satisfying finish. Our well-kept secrets have been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks, a small group of black birds that try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe that as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.