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 »
A 1974 vintage Glendronach aged for 18 years in sherry casks. Despite being produced under a previous ownership, this is an excellent example of the sherried style the distillery is renowned for today.
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.
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.
Glendronach 'Recherché' is a 44 year old single cask release. Bottled from the oldest whisky in the distillery's warehouses at the time of release, this has spent its whole life in an oloroso sherry butt. The name 'recherché' was chosen as it means carefully sought out. Just 632 bottles were released worldwide.