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Glendronach

The GlenDronach distillery lies at the Dronach Burn in the Deveron area. The whisky distillery was founded in 1826, by a syndicate headed by James Allardes. Thanks to the fifth Duke of Gordon, distillation throughout the highlands was legalized in the early 19th century. It is said the duke encouraged the group to build GlenDronach. The distillery changed hands in 1852, to Walter Scott of Teaninich. Following his death, a group from Leith acquired the distillery.

It was in 1920 that William Grant’s son Charles Grant purchased GlenDronach for £9,000. A few months later production began once more, the distillery having been silent for some time. During the 1960s, William Teacher and Sons acquired the distillery and subsequently installed two new stills. In 1976, Allied took over and in 1996 they mothballed the distillery. Production began again in 2002 and three years later, following the acquisition of Allied, Chivas Brothers became the new owner.

In 2005, the distillery was closed for a few months to allow for conversion from coal to steam to heat the stills. This change may well effect the character of the single malt whisky. When fire from coal directly heats the stills, the distribution of heat is somewhat uneven, creating hotspots. These hotspots proffer a richer, toffee-like Scotch whisky. Steam indirectly heats the stills, providing even distribution, without the caramel and toffee overtones. Long since associated with Teachers, GlenDronach’s whisky has been used in the blends since the late 1800s. Following the Chivas Brothers acquisition, it has been a constituent of Chivas Regal. The GlenDronach distillery was purchased by BenRiach’s owners in 2008 for £15 million.

In 2009, the new owners announced a total investment of £7 million in the GlenDronach distillery. In the same year, the whole old core range of 12 year old, 15 year old and 18 year old whiskies was relaunched, while a new visitors centre was also opened in 2010. A peated expression was introduced in 2015, showcasing GlenDronach’s innovative streak.

However, in 2016 GlenDronach was purchased by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey producer Brown-Forman along with its acquisition of the rest of the BenRiach Distillery Company, for the price of £285 million.

The GlenDronach distillery uses six warehouses, three traditional dunnage which are no more than three barrels high, and three racked. GlenDronach produces around 1.4 million litres of whisky per annum, which compared to some Scotch distilleries is fairly small game, although this is by no means a downfall of the distillery.

The GlenDronach 25 Year Old 1993 - Master Vintage

70cl, 48.2%

A rather stunning well-sherried single malt from GlenDronach. Distilled in 1993, the whisky was laid to rest in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks. Twenty-five glorious GlenDronach years passed,…  More info

The GlenDronach 25 Year Old 1993 - Master Vintage
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$255.80
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The Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival

70cl, 46%

The Revival has been revived! The GlenDronach's 15 Year Old Revival was a much-loved expression, though was sadly discontinued in 2015 by the distillery, citing lack of maturing stocks. However,…  More info

The Glendronach 15 Year Old Revival
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$63.39

The GlenDronach 15 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

A 1990s bottling of 15 year old GlenDronach, which was been matured exclusively in sherry casks. The expression was the flagship whisky for GlenDronach in the 1990s. It was later revived by the 15…  More info

The GlenDronach 15 Year Old - 1990s
$358.12

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Gift Pack with Walker Slater Hip Flask

70cl, 43%

A wonderful gift set from GlenDronach, featuring a bottle of GlenDronach 12 Year Old along with a rather lovely hip flask from world renowned tweed maker Walker Slater. You know what they say, the…  More info

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Gift Pack with Walker Slater Hip Flask
$43.95

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A 12 year old from the Highlands distillery, GlenDronach, a very heavily sherried single malt.  More info

The GlenDronach 12 Year Old
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$39.80
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GlenDronach Peated

70cl, 46%

GlenDronach have introduced their first ever peated expression to their range! This expression was initially matured in bourbon casks before being transferred over to Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry…  More info

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$40.83
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The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood Finish

70cl, 46%

Following up its first peated single malt Scotch, GlenDronach Peated Whisky, GlenDronach have now created this delightful peated malt, which was finished in Douro Valley port pipes. Bottled…  More info

The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood Finish
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The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 7

70cl, 57.9%

It's the seventh batch of GlenDronach Cask Strength, and it's received a redesign since the previous batch! Drawn from a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, this stuff is full-on…  More info

The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 7
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$58.27

The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 6

70cl, 56.1%

Delicious GlenDronach single malt, bottled at cask strength! Yes, this is the sixth batch of their Cask Strength expression, bottled at a generous 56.1% ABV this time around. Expect big waves of…  More info

The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 6
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$57.84

The Glendronach Cask Strength - Batch 5

70cl, 55.3%

A fifth batch of cask strength GlenDronach single malt Scotch whisky matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry casks and then bottled without chill filtration. Check out the most recent batch of…  More info

The Glendronach Cask Strength - Batch 5
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$62.06

The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 4

70cl, 54.7%

GlenDronach's fourth batch of their Cask Strength series was unveiled in April 2014, with a release comprising of 17,806 bottles presented at 54.7% ABV. This is comprised of whisky drawn from Pedro…  More info

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The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 3

70cl, 54.9%

Following batch one and two, batch three of GlenDronach Cask Strength has a lot to live up to. Luckily, as De La Soul told us, three is a magic number, and batch 3 does not disappoint in the…  More info

The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 3
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The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 2

70cl, 55.2%

The second batch of Glendronach Cask Strength, aged in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks and bottled without an age statement. This is a truly delicious sherried Highland single malt. Check…  More info

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The GlenDronach Cask Strength - Batch 1

70cl, 54.8%

The very first batch of Glendronach's Cask Strength, this is a no-age-statement malt aged in both Oloroso and sweet Pedro Ximenez casks before bottling at natural cask strength. Intense and full of…  More info

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The GlenDronach 8 Year Old The Hielan'

70cl, 46%

Unveiled in mid-2015, GlenDronach's The Hielan' is a rather handsome entry level 8 year old single malt from the Highland distillery's range, matured and married in bourbon and Sherry casks.…  More info

The GlenDronach 8 Year Old The Hielan'
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$37.60

The GlenDronach 44 Year Old 1968 Recherché (cask 005)

70cl, 48.6%

Recherché is a very special release indeed with 1968 being the year that the oldest maturing casks in the GlenDronach warehouses were laid down. As this bottling's name suggests (recherché being the…  More info

The GlenDronach 44 Year Old 1968 Recherché (cask 005)

The GlenDronach 31 Year Old - Grandeur

70cl, 45.8%

Beautifully packaged and hand numbered, the Glendronach Grandeur has been aged in oloroso sherry casks for over thirty years in Glendronach's dunnage warehouses.  More info

The GlenDronach 31 Year Old - Grandeur

The GlenDronach 28 Year Old 1990 (cask 7905)

70cl, 51.7%

Well-sherried single malt from GlenDronach, released as part of the distillery's 17th batch of single cask bottlings. This one is the oldest release in batch 17, matured in a Pedro Ximénez puncheon…  More info

The GlenDronach 28 Year Old 1990 (cask 7905)
$380.63

The GlenDronach 28 Year Old 1989 (cask 5476)

70cl, 49.9%

GlenDronach's 16th batch of single cask bottlings has made its way to our shelves! This is the oldest expression from the batch - a 28 year old single malt aged in a single Pedro Ximénez sherry…  More info

The GlenDronach 28 Year Old 1989 (cask 5476)
$317.19

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 7902)

70cl, 52.1%

The 16th batch of single cask bottlings from GlenDronach featured a trio of 27 year old, 1990 vintage expressions - including this tasty treat! It was distilled in April 1990 and left to mature in a…  More info

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 7902)
$276.27

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 7003)

70cl, 55.3%

One of three 27 year old whiskies from GlenDronach's 16th batch of single cask bottlings. This one was distilled in March 1990 and aged in a Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon until 2017, when it was…  More info

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 7003)
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$276.27

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 1014)

70cl, 50.9%

27 year old single malt from the GlenDronach distillery, released as part of their 16th batch of single cask bottlings. This one was aged in a Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon from March 1990 to 2017,…  More info

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old 1990 (cask 1014)
$276.27

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old - Grandeur Batch 10

70cl, 50.1%

This is the 10th expression in the limited edition Grandeur range from The GlenDronach. It's a 27 year old single malt that was matured in a combination of ex-Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry…  More info

The GlenDronach 27 Year Old - Grandeur Batch 10
$460.39

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 847)

70cl, 59.8%

A 1992 vintage GlenDronach single malt, releaed as part of the distillery's 17th batch of single casks! This one was distilled in October 1992 and left to age in an Oloroso sherry butt for 26 years…  More info

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 847)
$312.08

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 221)

70cl, 56.6%

Another excellent batch of GlenDronach single casks have arrived! This release from batch 17 is a 26 year old expression, matured in a single Oloroso sherry butt from June 1992 to 2019. Just a small…  More info

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 (cask 221)
$312.08

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