The GlenDronach Distillery nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills near Aberdeenshire, is named after the source of its water: the Dronac burn. Founded in 1826, The GlenDronach was one of the very first licensed distilleries and has a history of enterprising owners, from the flamboyant James Allardice to the ambitious Walter Scott. Allardice was a colourful character and stories abound as to how he promoted his whisky with entrepreneurial flair. He was a pioneer of sherry cask maturation and would have celebrated today’s GlenDronach, as they still mature their whisky in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks.
This particular expression was matured in a single Oloroso sherry butt for 27 years, having been distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2019. Only 613 bottles were produced.
Nose of intense layers of dark fruit and chocolate infused with walnut and linseed oil. Appearance of varnished mahogany. Palate of nutty Oloroso sherry with walnut, Brazil nut and raisins with the lingering warmth of cinnamon and field berry preserve.
ABV = 49.5%.