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GlenDronach Grandeur 29 Year Old Batch 12

18th September 2023
GlenDronach distillery release the 2023 instalment in their premium Grandeur series, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 29 Year Old.

GlenDronach Grandeur 29 Year Old Batch 12 2023
The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled the next instalment of in their premium Grandeur series, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 29 Year Old, which they describe as 'one of its most luxurious expressions to date'.

Grandeur Batch 12, a hallmark of GlenDronach's celebrated and sumptuously sherried style, has been meticulously crafted from a selection of exclusive sherry casks aged for over 29 years. These casks were personally chosen by the GlenDronach's steemed Master Blender, Rachel Barrie.

During its nearly three-decade maturation period in Oloroso sherry casks, this rare expression from one of Scotland's oldest licensed distilleries has absorbed the profound essence of the finest Spanish oak sherry casks and is said to embody the most opulent rewards that can be derived from these exquisite casks.

GlenDronach's unwavering commitment to crafting extraordinary Single Malts using time-honoured techniques, passed down through generations for almost two centuries, is encapsulated in this meticulously hand-crafted limited release. Each individual bottle is sealed with wax and meticulously hand-numbered to symbolise its rarity and exclusivity. A limited quantity of Batch 12 bottles will be made available through select specialist retailers.

Rachel Barrie, Master Blender said: "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 magnificence of character and full-bodied style and this is one of its most luxurious expressions to date. Batch 12 is sure to be no exception, with its exceedingly rich, exuberant and full-bodied sherry cask style, crafted from a bespoke selection of our oldest and most magnificent Oloroso sherry casks.

"The mesmerising hue of dark mahogany sets the scene as the prelude to a magnificent overture of sherry aromatics. Exuberant notes of plum, glazed cherry, spiced bramble and date take centre stage before a crescendo of raisin, cocoa and espresso plays into the triumphant grand finale, leaving a memorable and richly rewarding tobacco and sherry-soaked walnut finish."

The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 is bottled at 49.2% ABV, and as is the case for all expressions, develops its deep colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it rests. It will be available to buy from this month from specialist
online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

GlenDronach Grandeur 29 Year Old Batch 12 Review

Bottled at 49.2% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A rich and magnificent overture of sherry aromatics seamlessly flows into seductive cocoa, damson plum and glazed cherry. Spiced bramble and succulent dates meld harmoniously with walnut and fine arabica coffee.

Taste: A luxurious symphony of raisin and dark plum enrobed in cocoa and treacle. Cherry brandy and espresso crescendo into the triumphant grand finale.

Finish: A richly rewarding tobacco and sherry-soaked walnut finish.

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