Glendronach

Glendronach Single Malt Whisky

 

Established in Speyside, the Glendronach Distillery is one of the most renowned distilleries in the world. Offering beautiful core range bottlings such as the Glendronach 12 Years Old and the Glendronach 18 Years Old Allardice, and limited releases such as the Glendronach 25 Years Old Grandeur and Glendronach 13 Years Old Virgin Oak Cask from The Duchess, this Highlands distillery is much loved by a broad audience.

 

The Glendronach Distillery is named after the adjacent Dronach Burn, (“Glendronach” is Gaelic for “Valley of the Dronach”) the water source used for the spirits production. Looking at its turbulent history of neglect and destruction due to a massive fire, the existence of the Glendronach Distillery remains a little miracle.

 

The Glendronach Distillery was founded in 1826 by James Allardice, the son of a well-known Highlands landowner. The Duke of Gordon, who introduced the Excise Act in 1823, was a huge fan of Glendronach Single Malt Whisky and even introduced James Allardice to the aristocracy of London. Unfortunately, these privileges didn’t serve the best interest to the Glendronach Distillery. James Allardice became more and more involved in the upper class society and neglected his distillery for years, until ten years later the Glendronach Distillery was destroyed in a fire. This could have mend the end of the distillery’s legacy.

 

But above all expectations, a few years later both the remains of Glendronach’s premises and its licenses were purchased by Walter Scott, the former distillery manager of the Teaninich. Over the years, Glendronach changed hands multiple times until it was purchased in 1920 by Charles Grant, a member of the legendary Grant family, well-known for their successful Glenfiddich Distillery. The Grants well-maintained and operated Glendronach for decades until it was sold in 1960 to William Teachers & Sons. The distillery’s premises were renovated and two extra stills were installed, by which the production capacity was doubled up.

 

Glendronach was acquired by Allied Distillers Ltd. in 1976, who made some unfortunate drastic changes to the distillery’s maturing process by replacing the traditional European Oak Casks with American White Oak Casks. This change of ways might have saved some of the production's expenses, but it also changed the well-known character of Glendronach Single Malt Whisky. This very detail might have contributed to the fact that years later, the Glendronach Distillery was one of the numerous distilleries that was forced to shut down due to the late 20th century’s whisky market saturation.

 

When the Glendronach Distillery was purchased by the BenRiach Distillery Company in 2008, they immediately recognized that these American White Oak Casks weren’t serving the best interest to spirit’s quality and made an astonishing  £4 million investment to restore the European Oak Casks and Sherry Casks to the production process. A reflection of passion and craftsmanship which has restored the full, rich and complex flavors of the classic Glendronach Single Malt Whisky! The Glendronach Distillery manager Bill Walker managed to turn Glendronach into a luxurious product, well known for the Single Cask Sherry Releases. Glendronach was finally built to last! This resulted in changing ownership in 2016 when Brown-Forman, the owner of Jack Daniels, purchased The BenRiach Distillery Company for a staggering 285 million pounds.

 

What Glendronach will bring its future is just like any good matured whisky, only time will tell!

 

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Whiskies from Glendronach

DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
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Glendronach • 12 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 6769 60.9% 2007 0,70 89 1 € 105,00 € 127,05
Glendronach • 13 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 887 55.1% 2005 0,70 90 1 € 143,80 € 174,00
Glendronach • 1977 Signatory Vintage 25 Years Cask 3695 54.6% 1977 0,70 1 € 991,73 € 1.199,99
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Single Cask Batch 9 Cask 5 53% 1993 0,70 91 1 € 652,07 € 789,00
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection Dumpy Cask 513-518 56% 1970 0,70 91 92 1 € 1.570,21 € 1.899,95
Glendronach • 25 Years Old The Whisky Barrel Exclusive Cask 658 59.3% 1993 0,70 1 € 400,00 € 484,00
Glendronach • 26 Years Old Trump International Golf Link Single Cask 53.3% 1985 0,70 84 89 1 € 2.479,34 € 3.000,00
Glendronach • 27 Years Old Single Cask Batch 9 Cask 1035 53.7% 1985 0,70 86 93 91 1 € 1.446,28 € 1.750,00
Glendronach • 28 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 7905 51.7% 1990 0,70 92 1 € 387,60 € 469,00
Glendronach • 30 Years Old Single Cask Batch 14 Cask 1037 52.3% 1985 0,70 91 1 € 1.485,95 € 1.798,00


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DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
GGR
Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
Other
BOW
We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Glendronach • 14 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:1504 55.5% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach Grandeur 24 years old Batch 5 Oloroso Sherry Casks 48.9 % Vol bottled 15.05.2014 1 0f 600 bottles NV 0,70 86 0 sold out
Glendronach • Single Cask Batch 1 Cask 193 59.4% 1996 0,70 88 0 sold out
Glendronach • 10 Years Old Cask 1743 Bottled For Usquebaugh Society 55.3% 2002 0,70 80 86 0 sold out
Glendronach • 10 Years Old Cask 3563 10th Edition Whiskyevent Woudenberg 53.9% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 11 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:5524 57.8% 2004 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 11 Years Old Distillery Exclusive Cask:1499 56,5% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 11 Years Old Distillery Exclusive Cask:1499 56.5% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 11 Years Old For Mitra Netherlands Cask:1933 51.4% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 11 Years Old Virgin Oak Cask:1755 53,9% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old 1963 43% 1963 0,75 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Batch 12 Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon Cask:934 1 of 714 Bottles 53.7% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:5521 57.3% 2004 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:930 53.4% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:5523 58.3% 2004 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Green dumpy bottle, cream label 40% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Matured in Sherry Casks 90's botteling 40% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Original 40% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Original 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Original Vintage Bottle 43% NV 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Sauternes 46% NV 0,70 84 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years Old Traditional Old 90's botteling 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 12 Years original Old 4,5 Liter 43% NV 4,5 86 0 sold out
Glendronach • 13 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:4034 52.5% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 13 Years Old Cask in a Van 2009 Cask 209 54.1% (Into Neck) 1996 0,70 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • 13 Years Old Virgin Oak Cask 1751 Exclusively for The Duchess 53.9% 2003 0,70 85 87 86 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • 14 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:4651 54.8% 2002 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 14 Years Old Marsala Cask Finish 46% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 14 Years Old Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection 46% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 15 Years Old 100% Matured in Sherry Casks 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 15 Years Old Revival 46% NV 0,70 89.5 0 sold out
Glendronach • 17 Years Old Batch 4 Cask:97 60.1% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 18 Years Old Allardice 46% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • 18 Years Old Cask:1774 For La Maison du Whisky 54.8% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 18 Years Old Marsala Cask Finish 46% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old 1995 Batch 11 Cask:4941 57.0% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old 1995 Batch 11 Cask:538 55.0% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:3806 54.5% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:4034 55.4% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old Batch 7 Cask:1123 57.8% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 Years Old Batch 8 Cask:101 58.4% 1994 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 19 years old fresh Oloroso Butt bottled 2012 1993 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 1968 Matured in Sherry Casks 43% 1968 0,75 0 sold out
Glendronach • 1976 18 Years Old 43% 1976 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 1993 Master Vintage 25 Years Old 48.2% 1993 0,70 91 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old 1995 Batch 13 Cask:3047 48.6% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 11 Cask:54 56.6% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:3273 53.3% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:3398 53.2% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:444 52% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:1485 53% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:543 54.6% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 8 Cask:3 52.9% 1993 0,70 92 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Batch 9 Cask:5 53% 1993 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Cask:13 For The Whisky Fair Germany 52.6% 1993 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Cask:16 54.7% 1993 0,70 88 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Cask:33 59.1% 1993 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 20 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection Dumpy Cask 513 - 518 56% 1970 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Batch 10 Cask:494 55.8% 1993 0,70 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:3274 53.1% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:339 53% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Batch 9 Cask:5405 49.9% 1991 0,70 80 81 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Cask:23 52.1% 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Cask:38 59.6% 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 21 Years Old Parliament 48% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 22 Years Old Batch 8 Cask:2971 50.8% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 22 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 4038 55.1% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 23 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:40 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 23 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:76 52.0% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 23 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:42 58.6% 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 23 Years Old Batch 9 Cask:1243 50.6% 1990 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old 1990 Batch 11 Single Cask 1162 52.9% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:2361 53.1% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:226 58.4% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:2683 49.2% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 15 Cask:43 59.2% 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 445 52.4% 1993 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 325 51.9% 1994 0,70 91 0 sold out
Glendronach • 24 Years Old Single Cask 660 59.2% 1993 0,70 92 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Batch 12 Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon Single Cask:1375 1 of 656 Bottles 51.6% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 103 56.7% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 334 58.5% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 5976 55.6% 1993 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Grandeur Batch 8 50.3% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Hand-filled at the distillery Single Cask 5086 54.7% 1994 0,70 91 0 sold out
Glendronach • 25 Years Old Kingsman 48.2% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 26 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:2662 54.8% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 26 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:2973 50.8% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 26 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 221 56.5% 1992 0,70 93 0 sold out
Glendronach • 26 Years Old Batch 17 Cask 847 59.8% 1992 0,70 91 0 sold out
Glendronach • 27 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 1014 50.9% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 28 Years Old Batch 16 Single Cask 5476 49.9% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 30 Years Old Batch 14 Cask:1037 52.3% 1985 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 31 Years Old Batch 2 Cask:1040 51.2% 1978 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 31 Years Old Grandeur Batch 2 45.8% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 33 Years Old 40% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • 37 Years Old 1972 Batch 1 Cask:719 54.8% 1972 0,75 94 0 sold out
Glendronach • 38 Years Old Batch 2 Cask:718 51.5% 1972 0,70 92 0 sold out
Glendronach • 39 Years Old Batch 5 Cask:716 54.4% 1972 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 41 Years Old Batch 6 Cask 1247 47.9% 1971 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • 43 Years Old 1971 Batch 11 Cask:2920 48.6% 1971 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 43 Years Old Batch 12 Cask:706 51.1% 1972 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 44 years Old Recherche Cask:5 48,6% 1968 0,70 94 0 sold out
Glendronach • 47 Years Old Batch 13 Cask:5837 45.9% 1968 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • 8 Years Old Octarine NV 0,70 85 9 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 1 54.8% NV 0,70 91 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 2 55.2% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 3 54.9% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 4 54.7% NV 0,70 90 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 5 55.3% NV 0,70 90 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • Cask Strength Batch 6 56.1% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glendronach • Glendronach 18 years old 51,6% PX Sherry Butt bottled exclusively for royal mile whiskies & drinksmonger Distilled 16/12/1994 bottled 11/ 2013 cask# 311, 1 of 671 bottles (Perfect) 1994 0,70 87 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach 1995 Single cask 18 Years Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon Batch 10 Cask 3025 Distilled: 25.10.1995 Bottled 06.2014 51.1% (Perfect) 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach 20 Years Old 1994 Batch 11 Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon Single Cask: 3201 1 Of 475 Bottles 56.2% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach 20 Years Old 1994 Batch 11 Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon Single Cask: 3386 1 Of 624 Bottles 53.6% 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon 19 Years Old Batch 10 cask 3397 Distilled: 23.09.1994 Bottled: 06.2014 53.8% (Perfect) 1994 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • GlenDronach Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon 22 Years Old Batch 10 Cask 1346 Distilled: 22.11.1991 Bottled 06.2014 52.1% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • Grandeur 24 years old Batch 6 48.9 % NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • Grandeur 24 Years Old Batch 9 48.7% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • Grandeur 25 years old Batch 7 50.6% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • Grandeur Batch 10 50.1% 1993 0,70 93 0 sold out
Glendronach • Peated 46% NV 0,70 83 83 0 sold out
Glendronach • Pedro Ximénez Single Cask 12 years Cask 1823 54.9% 2003 0,70 0 sold out
Glendronach • SAMPLE:13 Years Old Virgin Oak Cask:1751 Exclusively for The Duchess 53.9% 2003 0,02 85 86 89 0 sold out
Glendronach • Single Cask Batch 1 Cask 523 60.4% 1993 0,70 90 0 sold out