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    An overview

    Glendronach Scotch whiskey distillery is situated in the Highland whiskey region near Forgue, next to Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd. was the owner. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allard's (aka Allardice) who was the second distillery to apply for a permit to legally manufacture whiskey under the Excise Act 1823, passed three years earlier which had allowed whiskey to be distilled in Scotland . Other stories attribute the founding of the distillery to a group of farmers and businessmen, which may have included Allardes.

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    Glendronach Grandeur
    28 Jahre Batch 11
    Glendronach Grandeur 28 Years Batch 11 2022 48.9% 0.7l
    Auf Lager (2)
    Glendronach 18 Jahre
    Allardice 2022
    Glendronach 18 years Allardice 2022 46% 0.7l
    Auf Lager (>6)
    Glendronach 21 Parliament
    Glendronach 21 years Parliament bottling 2021 48% 0.7l
    Auf Lager (>6)
    Glendronach 1992
    Glendronach 1992 Whisky
    Glendronach 28 Years Cask #7418 54.8% 0.7l
    Auf Lager (1)
    Glendronach Port Wood
    Glendronach Port Wood 46% 0.7l
    Auf Lager (>6)
    lot 11
    Cask Strength Batch 11
    Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 10 58.6% 0.7l
    Glendronach 15 Jahre Revival
    Glendronach 15 Years Revival 46% 0.7l
    Glendronach 18 Jahre
    Glendronach 18 years Allardice bottling 2021 46% 0.7l

    Historical background of Glendronach Whisky

    One of three distilleries in the Garioch region, Glendronach was the first to be established by a group of local farmers led by James Allardyce. James Allardyce was a charming man, to say the least, who earned a solid and notable reputation for the whiskey he made. The distillery began selling in London not long after it opened. But things quickly took a turn for the worse when a fire almost completely destroyed the distillery. As a result of the negative financial impact of the fire, Allardice became insolvent. What is fascinating about Allardice and Glendronach is the rumor that he traveled to Edinburgh to try and sell the whiskey to public houses to give the budding company some business. However, things weren't going well until he encountered some prostitutes looking for someone to buy them a drink. He added that he was in the whiskey business and they could taste his whiskey, according to the report. After enjoying the whiskey in his hotel room because the locals knew about it and the girls were looking for more, he gave them whatever alcohol he had left. People began to ask for Allardyce's Glendronach by name in the pubs that had turned down his offer, when many of the ladies of the evening were drinking it. That piqued her curiosity as to where he was from. The distillery is believed to have flourished when Walter Scott, Teaninich's former manager, took over after Allardice's death. Regardless, Scott remained in charge of the business until his death in the 1880s. Charles Grant's son, who was in charge of Glenfiddich, then bought the company in 1920 for just £9,000. The distillery enjoyed increasing interest and was still in the hands of the Grants until Teachers took over in 1960. It is not unexpected that Teacher's sought to purchase Glendronach as their special blend required the malt produced in Glendronach. After the takeover, two more distilleries were added to production. As is so often the case, consolidation played an important role in both the decline and the subsequent resurgence of the company. Allied Brewers took over Teachers and evolved into Allied Domecq, which was then taken over by Pernod Ricard. The maltings were closed and the distillery was mothballed, which was the low point of its existence. The distillery was restarted in 2002 after being taken over by Pernod, but the malthouses were not. Even as the rest of Scotland and the rest of the world switched to indirect steam stills, Glendronach continued to use coal fired stills which has always made the distillery unique. As Pernod wanted to convert the distillery like the other whiskey distilleries, Glendronach was shut down in its current state as part of the takeover. The silver lining to this long and tumultuous past came in recent years when Pernod sold Glendronach to a group led by Billy Walker. Anyone who likes Benriach, which has been enjoying a resurgence and resurgence of late, will know Billy Walker. With a new owner and new ambition, Glendronach added two fresh 15 and 18 year olds to its repertoire of foundational bottlings. There were also the 12-year-old and the 33-year-old, who Pernod released in 2005. Even if a lot has changed today, the process for producing the high-quality Glendronach Single Malts has remained largely unchanged. A malt mill, copper mash and Oregon pine washbacks are still used for the lengthy distillation and aging process. The best and richest spirits are distilled twice in the four copper stills. However, the aging process in the finest sherry casks is undoubtedly what sets Glendronach apart from the competition. The Glendronach Master Vintage, a 25 year old bottle from 1993, was recently sold at The Grand Whiskey Auction. The nose of this single malt is full of toasted sultana bread, smoky walnuts and marzipan. The taste is deep and complex.

    Glendronach 12

    The GlenDronach's growing recognition in the whiskey industry is due in large part to Brown's purchase of Forman's The GlenDronach and the tireless efforts of Master Blender Rachel Barrie to popularize it. And that's a good thing, because The GlenDronach is one of Scotland's finest sherry malts, and its 12-year-old expression makes a great introduction to the world of sherry whiskey. Aging in sherry casks is The GlenDronach's specialty and does it exceptionally well, although some complain that things have gotten worse since partnering with Brown-Forman. Whether that's the case or not, this entry-level beer impresses with sufficient sweetness and the right amount of malt and oak flavors to keep it from becoming overpowering. Priced at over $60 a bottle, it's a bit pricey for a combination, but it's meant for sipping. Still, it goes well with hot ginger ale. For those unfamiliar with sherry malts and want to learn more, Original 12 is a fantastic choice. It doesn't hold many surprises, but it fulfills all of its objectives. Tasting Notes: Bright coppery orange; no artificial coloring has been added; its color is the result of the barrels in which it was aged. Bouquet: Traditional sherry aromas such as vanilla, subtle floral notes, raisins and oranges can be identified. Palate: Rich vanilla and subtle cocoa flavors blend with ripe, smooth notes of plum and candied orange peel. Malt, oak, cocoa, roasted almonds and black pepper on the finish. A smooth, dry aftertaste that is very long lasting and has a mild spicy kick.

    Glendronach 15:

    After a three-year hiatus to replenish stocks, GlenDronach's 15-year-old expression made a comeback in 2018 with a new twist: instead of aging exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks, it is now aged in a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks. Aged in Sherry casks, with the PX casks giving the whiskey greater and sweeter fruitiness. This is one of the best whiskeys available for less than $100 and is suitable for both novice and sherry malt connoisseurs alike. It also shows the impact three extra years in cask can have. Although Revival is aged in the same casks as GlenDronach 12 Year Old, Revival has a bigger, deeper and richer flavor. The only downside to Revival is that it's quick to reveal its secrets; after a few sips, the story he wants to convey is already told. Fortunately, this story is quite enticing. An ice cube or a few drops of water won't harm this whisky, but they aren't necessary either. While not overly hot or spicy, the flavor is rich. It doesn't need to be toned down. As for sherry malts, more expensive and prestigious whiskeys of comparable age, such as Macallan's, cost more and, frankly, are not as outstanding; but it's not that bad in comparison. Test Notes: Colour: Vivid copper color Strong sherry aromas combined with malt, cocoa powder and honey which has a slightly spicy note. Palate: Rich, nutty PX sherry flavors emerge, while the sweet, jam-like fruit dries the longer it sits on the tongue. Spices, citrus and leather are subtly present. Finish: Sweet malt, oak, almonds and a small amount of dried fruit linger for a considerable time. a very long, pleasant ending.

    Glendronach 21

    GlenDronach Distillery has been producing the finest, deeply sherried single malts from their mountain home in the Scottish Highlands for almost 200 years. Every step of the journey from GlenDronach to cask and onward is taken with the utmost care and perfect timing, from sprouting the barley to pouring through the cleanest centerpieces of the distilled spirit. The GlenDronach malt mill, gleaming copper mash tun, and Oregon pine wash backs create a powerful but well-observed process. The finest and richest spirit is distilled and redistilled in the four exquisite copper stills. The final bit of GlenDronach's remarkable character is what comes after. GlenDronach Distillery matures its single malt whiskey in premium sherry casks, just as it was in 1826. These carefully stored casks contribute during the long maturation to the distinctive, heavily sherry-heavy character that GlenDronach is known for. A spicy, smoky malt with loads of rich, full-bodied flavors and excellent smoothness should be expected. This unique single malt whiskey from the GlenDronach Highland distillery matures for 21 years in the best Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. This whiskey has been expertly crafted by the distillery using decades-old conventional methods and by selecting the finest cask types to enhance the spirit's qualities. This spirit is at the peak of its power and has a long lingering finish if you like single malt whiskey aged in sherry casks. Tasting Notes from GlenDronach 21 Note: At first glance it reminds of autumn collecting blackberries and brambles to make jam. When you spread freshly made homemade jam on a warm oatmeal cookie, the aroma of the jam permeates the room. The sweetness of the Oloroso sherry and the oak both pervade. On the palate, steamed cherry pudding is topped with Oloroso sherry and melted chocolate. A strawberry coulis drizzled with white pepper, ground nutmeg and cinnamon. Finish: A long, rich and lingering finish leaves a lasting impression. Glendronach 18 Allardice: In honor of the legendary founding father of the distillery, James Allardice, the Glendronach 18 year old was created. This outstanding sherry single malt is naturally colored and bottled at 46% ABV. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, this exquisite, heavily sherry-infused malt is simply one of a kind. GlenDronach Allardice 18 Tasting Notes Nose: Sherry notes so strong it takes a knife to cut through! Hints of old rum, pineapple and brown sugar can also be detected. Palate: Christmas cake, rum again, chocolate-covered hazelnuts, runny honey and hints of Sauternes. Finish: Fresh blackcurrants, blueberry pancakes with a generous helping of maple syrup.

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