GlenDronach adds 27-year-old to Grandeur range

by Melita Kiely

Highland Scotch whisky distillery GlenDronach has released the 10th bottling in its limited edition Grandeur series – a 27-year-old Sherry cask-matured single malt.

The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10 has been bottled at 50.1% abv without chill filtration or caramel colouring. It is available globally at an RRP of £499 (US$631). The whisky is said to have aromas of concentrated bramble and apple jam on the nose, leading to flavours of morello cherries in dark chocolate on the palate, and finishing with black truffle and walnut oil. Rachel Barrie, The GlenDronach master blender, said: “With layers of damson plum, black walnut and truffle on a bed of antique leather and old-fashioned treacle gingerbread, Batch 10 celebrates the robust, full-bodied style of The GlenDronach Distillery.” In September, The GlenDronach released its first travel retail-exclusive expression, The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 Years, and also relaunched The GlenDronach Revival, a 16-year-old single malt aged in Sherry casks.