The GlenDronach Releases 29-Year Grandeur Batch 12


November 9, 2023

The Glendronach Grandeur Batch 12 bottle and box

The GlenDronach Distillery announced the annual release of The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12, one of the brand’s most premium expressions to date.

As a hallmark of the signature sherried style for which The GlenDronach is known, Grandeur Batch 12 is 29 years old and composed of a bespoke selection of rare sherry casks hand-selected by Master Blender Rachel Barrie.

Having matured slowly and deeply in Oloroso sherry casks for nearly three decades, this expression from one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland epitomizes the richest rewards bestowed from the finest Spanish oak sherry casks. With a hue of dark mahogany, Grandeur Batch 12 features notes of sherry aromatics on the nose. The palate leads to flavors of raisin, cocoa, and espresso before a tobacco and sherry-soaked finish.

The GlenDronach’s commitment to creating Single Malts using time-honored methods passed down through the generations for almost two centuries, is encapsulated in this hand-crafted limited release, with each individual bottle sealed with wax and numbered by hand to reflect its rarity.

“Every year since its inception in 2010, each limited-edition batch of The GlenDronach Grandeur series has been highly anticipated and acclaimed, revered by connoisseurs and malt whisky aficionados for its character and full-bodied style and this is one of its most luxurious expressions to date,” said Barrie in a news release. “Grandeur Batch 12 is sure to be no exception, crafted from a bespoke selection of our oldest and most magnificent Oloroso sherry casks.”

The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 is bottled at 49.2% ABV, and is available in limited quantities in select markets for an SRP of $830.

About The GlenDronach Distillery

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a complex and full-bodied spirit, perfect for slow maturation in Spanish sherry oak. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain.

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