Monday, August 24, 2020


The GlenDronach Distillery, has today announced the launch of its second Kingsman bottling, ahead of the upcoming “The King’s Man” movie release.

The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage (50.1% ABV) is a 29 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in Oloroso sherry casks, before being finished in Pedro Ximénez casks.

The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage

This latest release has been expertly crafted by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, in collaboration with the Kingsman film franchise director Matthew Vaughn, from a selection of just six casks, which were filled with spirit distilled in 1989, at the Highlands based distillery.

The latest instalment in the Kingsman franchise “The King’s Man, is set during World War 1 and invites audiences to discover the origins of the ‘very first independent intelligence agency’. As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

Like the Kingsman creed, The GlenDronach’s values of dedication and integrity have remained constant, passed down through the generations; impossible perfection built on unshakeable tradition.

The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, is inspired by the oldest bottle of whisky housed at The GlenDronach Distillery – a twenty-nine year-old whisky bottled in 1913, just before the outbreak of the first World War.

Three friends had each purchased a bottle before leaving for war, vowing to open them together on their return. Tragically, only one of them returned home. Having never opened his bottle, his family later gifted it to the distillery, where it remains unopened and displayed in remembrance of fallen friends.

Commenting on the launch, Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at The GlenDronach Distillery, said: “Working closely with Matthew, I have selected casks of the most exceptional character for this rare 1989 Vintage, with smouldering aromas of dark fruits and sherry-soaked walnuts, vintage leather and cedar wood. On the palate, dense autumn fruits meld with date, fig and treacle, before rolling into black winter truffle and cocoa. In the exceptionally long finish, notes of blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger to conclude the rich tasting experience."

She went onto say: "This expression is deep in meaning, paying homage to fallen friends who bravely fought during WWI, and the depth of character and integrity shared by both The GlenDronach and the Kingsman agency. This is none other than a whisky truly fit for a King’s Man.”

Limited to 3,052 bottles, The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £775.00.

Posted by Steve Rush