The GlenDronach Distillery nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills near Aberdeenshire, is named after the source of its water: the Dronac burn. Founded in 1826, The GlenDronach was one of the very first licensed distilleries and has a history of enterprising owners, from the flamboyant James Allardice to the ambitious Walter Scott. Allardice was a colourful character and stories abound as to how he promoted his whisky with entrepreneurial flair. He was a pioneer of sherry cask maturation and would have celebrated today’s GlenDronach, as they still mature their whisky in the finest Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks.
The GlenDronach 18 Year Old has been named after the renowned founder of the distillery, James Allardice. This exceptional sherried single malt is non chill filtered and of natural colour. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46%, this sublime richly sherried malt is truly unforgettable.
The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old has a bright deep gold colour with a tawny centre. There are sweet aromatics of fudge and Muscovado sugar. Fruit compote and glacier morello cherries provide added complexity. The palate is rich, dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and all-spice marry together with classic aged Oloroso sherry and toasted walnut bread combined with chocolate orange. This whisky is tremendously complex and long.