Glendronach 15 Years Old 1 Litre Old Style

Glendronach 15 Years Old 1 Litre Old Style

$520 AUD

40% 100 cl

Glendronach 15 Years Old was a firm favourite with Glendronach fans, hence this slightly unusual 1 litre bottling and not many of these will have remained unopened, hence its creeping scarcity.

Matured 100% in Sherry casks, the evidence of which is in the colour and the taste.

Official Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby-red gold.

Nose: Huge sherry impact followed by a spicy, smoky, deep rich whisky flavour.

Body: Big bodied, velvety and luscious.

Palate: Very rich and complex with an initial burst of sherry, malty and lightly peated, with lingering flavours of oak and smoke.

Finish: Long, rich-deeply warming.

This product is located in the United Kingdom.


Glendronach Distillery

A very special place in whisky lore and one close to my heart being a short drive from the city of my birth.

When I revisited Glendronach in 1987 I commented that it was already “far-famed” when Barnard had gone there in the mid 1880s and, like him, I was captivated by the beauty of its setting in the Valley (not glen) of Forgue, near the graceful town of Huntly.

It’s history is fascinating and well documented and I cannot possibly do justice to it here, save to give credit to its founder, James Allardes, who had led a group of local businessmen and farmers in a venture culminating in the building of the distillery in 1825. A variety of owners ensued following the bankruptcy of Allardes and his brother in 1842, no doubt brought about in part by two fires, which had occurred early in the distillery’s existence.

Glendronach enjoyed early recognition as a single malt and was “held in high repute both in England and Scotland”, as noted by Barnard. And so it has continued through various changes in ownership leading to its current status as an asset, since 2008, of The BenRiach Distillery Company, a subsidiary, since 2016, of Brown-Forman.