Founded in 1826, 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. Allardice was a pioneer of sherry cask maturation and would have celebrated today’s release of The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10, an exquisite marriage of some of the oldest and most unique Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from the distillery.
A selection of sherry cask puncheons and butts have been maturing in our traditional dunnage warehouses since the 1960s. It is only some of the most extraordinary and remarkable which have been carefully chosen by our Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, for this special twenty-seven-year-old bottling of The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10, limited to 2293 bottles.
The GlenDronach Grandeur bottles at 50.1% ABV, is individually numbered by hand and will be available to purchase from specialist whisky stores globally. As a rich and complex Highland Single Malt experience, The GlenDronach Distillery has released this intense sherry expression just in time for Christmas as the ideal accompaniment to the festive season.
The GlenDronach Master Blender Rachel Barrie said:
“Quietly maturing for over 27 years in the darkness of our dunnage warehouses, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10 is a symphony of depth and mellow maturity, reminiscent of times gone by. With layers of damson plum, black walnut and truffle on a bed of antique leather and old-fashioned treacle gingerbread, Batch 10 celebrates the robust, fullbodied style of The GlenDronach Distillery. Founded in 1826, The GlenDronach Distillery was one of the very first licensed distilleries. Although times have moved on, The GlenDronach distillery remains largely unchanged, its spirit maturing slowly and steadily in sherry casks in old traditional dunnage warehouses. Batch 10 encapsulates this character through the centuries, lasting long into the richly satisfying treacle and truffle finish.”