Founded in 1826 by James Allardice, GlenDronach was one of the very first distilleries. Allardice was a colourful character and stories abound as to how he promoted his whisky with entrepreneurial flair. He was also a pioneer of wood finishing and would have celebrated today’s superb GlenDronach. Matured in a combination of the finest bourbon and sherry casks – The GlenDronach is a perfectly balanced, smooth, creamy, full-bodied single malt Scotch whisky.
The GlenDronach distillery in the Forgue valley in Aberdeenshire is named after the source of its water; The Dronac burn.
It has a history of enterprising owners from the flamboyant James Allardice to the ambitious Walter Scott. Although time have moved on, the processes used to create the GlenDronach have remained largely unchanged. Today’s malt is created using traditional wooden washbacks and the same shaped stills used in 1826.
TASTING NOTES: –
APPEARANCE: Amber with a burnished copper glow.
NOSE: Rounded waves of orange blossom and a citrus twist flow over buttery, golden sultanas, sundried raisins and ripe yellow plums; all dusted with a touch of vanilla.
PALATE: Crisp, vibrant oak spices warm soaked sultanas, apricot jam and gingerbread; all rounded by delicate hints of butterscotch, cocoa and toasted almonds.
FINISH: Classic sherry overtones with a contrasting crisp dimension demonstrate the complexity of the traditional Highland character.