The GlenDronach Distillery announced the release of the latest batch of its extremely rare and highly revered single malt. The new GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9 is a 24-Year-Old expression created by using a handful of highly distinctive Spanish oak sherry butts distilled in 1990, 1992 and 1993. All of these casks are specifically selected by Rachel Barrie, Master Blender for GlenDronach for their quintessential contribution to the complexity of this distinguished single malt.

 Regarding the release, Ms Barrie said;

“In The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9, an unparalleled range of the finest aromas and tastes have been composed of masterful Spanish oak sherry cask maturation, patient ageing and careful cask selection. Grandeur Batch 9 is a single malt of finesse, powerful complexity and persistence, reaching heights of maturity and depth of character that approaches single malt perfection. The GlenDronach Grandeur is the pinnacle of the signature style, representing rich layers of Highland heritage and terroir intensified through patient ageing in the finest Spanish oak sherry casks.

The expression offers a carefully woven tapestry of stone fruit, baked quince and glazed cherries on a bed of sandalwood, roast chestnuts and subtle musk-scented leather. The freshness of oak balsam lifts and lengthens throughout, sustaining the exceptional balance and complexity. With an elegant, deep and perfectly integrated palate, Grandeur combines a myriad of sherry cask tastes in each sip. As time slowly passes, the taste lengthens and deepens towards an elegant dark chocolate mint, raisin and angelica root velvet finish.”

Limited to 1487 bottles, GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9 comes as un-chill filtered and in its natural colour The alcohol content of this expressions is 48.7% ABV. It is available via selected retailers with a price tag of £450

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9 Whisky Tasting Notes – Official

Appearance: Antique walnut with a golden hue.

Nose: A carefully woven tapestry of stone fruit, baked quince and glazed cherries on a bed of sandalwood, roast chestnuts, and subtle musk-scented leather. The freshness of oak balsam lifts and lengthens throughout, sustaining the exceptional balance and complexity.

Palate: An elegant, deep and perfectly integrated palate combines a myriad of sherry cask tastes in each sip; at an initial burst of rich, sherry-laced fruitcake intriguingly opens up to reveal baked range, sultana, and luscious black cherries.

Finish: As time is slowly passing, the button lengthens and deepens toward an elegant dark chocolate mint, raisin and angelica root velvet finish.