Glendronach was founded in 1826 by James Allardice (also spelt Allardyce and Allardes), and almost completely destroyed by fire a decade later. After the rebuild, Allardice - a colourful character - is rumoured to have accidentally ensured the popularity of his whisky in Edinburgh in the 1840s by gifting a quantity of it to some local ladies after a failed sales trip to the city.
GlenDronach 21 Year Old
Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for a minimum of 21 years. Bottled at 48%, non chill filtered and of natural colour.
|Color||Deep amber with a cherry wood sheen.|
|Nose||A delicate mix of ripe autumnal fruits – notably blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances bring excellent weight and balance.|
|Palate||Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes – cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins.|
|Finish||Long and lingering.|