GlenDronach Grandeur 24 Years Old Batch Number #5

$1,785 AUD

48.9% 70 cl

The fifth batch in GlenDronach's Grandeur series is this 24 years old single malt drawn from Oloroso sherry casks personally selected by master distiller Billy Walker. A release of just 600 bottles, presented in a handsome case. This is bottle No 145.

Tasting Notes

Colour:  Glistening burnt amber holds a rich crimson heart.

Nose: A magnificent combination of honey-drenched dates and succulent raisins which gently ebb and flow with waves of delicate orange blossom, mint and cracked black pepper. Hints of glazed cherries and toasted almonds perfectly complement the seductive nose - a nose to be appreciated slowly and often.

Taste: A fabulously full-bodied, vibrant palate captures a multitude of classic sherry cask characteristics. The delicate sweetness of rum-soaked golden sultanas refines rich espresso, dark chocolate and treacle toffee. Zesty orange oil softens to a deep clove spice and prolongs the ever-changing palate. A sublime example of understanding the relationship between cask and single malt perfectly.

 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.