Glendronach was founded in 1826 by James Allardice (also spelt Allardyce and Allardes), and almost completely destroyed by fire a decade later. After the rebuild, Allardice - a colourful character - is rumoured to have accidentally ensured the popularity of his whisky in Edinburgh in the 1840s by gifting a quantity of it to some local prostitu ... Read More »
Distilled in 1971 and matured in a small batch of exquisite Oloroso sherry casks, this 33 year-old dram appeared in 2004 and at the time was the oldest and quite possibly the best Glendronach ever released. Boasting 95/100 from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible and a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition, this is not a dram to miss.
One of a string of Glendronach single cask bottlings - this is from the 1971 vintage. These releases are all from Oloroso sherry butts, bottled at cask strength with no colouring or chill-filtration and should be spectacular.
A rare 1990s bottling of 1968 Glendronach 25yo, this is from the same period as the legendary Air Nippon bottlings of the same age and vintage, but is not a single cask and is therefore rather less heavy on the wallet than those exalted expressions.