Highland distillery The GlenDronach has released its first-ever 50-year-old single malt, its oldest whisky release to date. Matured in Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherry casks, the expression was married for a final maturation in a single Pedro Ximénez cask.
Master blender, Rachel Barrie, commented, “The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years is the most prestigious expression of what this timeless, richly-sherried Highland single malt Scotch whisky has to offer. At 50 years old, it is exceptionally rich and seductive, with mellow layers of alluring complexity. On the nose, ripe dark cherry and plum are the preludes to the harmony of rolling stone fruit, while the palate brings an exquisite overture of flavour with dense undertones of dark chocolate, tobacco, and cocoa.”
Just 198 bottles The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years (43.8% ABV) will be available worldwide, for an RRP of £20,000 GBP including all taxes. Each hand-numbered bottle is presented in a genuine leather case accompanied by an embossed leather booklet detailing history and tasting notes.
Bottle No. 1 of The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years was donated to the inaugural Distillers’ One of One
auction in December 2021, raising £40,000 in support of disadvantaged young people in Scotland.