Wednesday, January 19, 2022


The GlenDronach Distillery, has today announced the launch of its oldest single malt Scotch whisky expression to date.

The GlenDronach 50 Year Old (43.8% ABV) was distilled in 1971, and matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, before being married together in a single Pedro Ximénez cask.

The GlenDronach 50 Year Old

The GlenDronach 50 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of ripe dark cherry, plum, smouldering tobacco, bramble, orange and cranberry on the nose, followed by notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, plum, black cherry and espresso on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Rachel Barrie, Master Blender, said: “The GlenDronach Aged 50 Years is the most prestigious expression of what this timeless, richly-sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has to offer. It has been a privilege to be the final custodian of our oldest expression to date, passed down through generations.”

Bottle No. 1 of The GlenDronach 50 Year Old, was donated to the inaugural Distillers’ One of One Auction in December 2021, raising £40,000 in support of disadvantaged young people in Scotland.

Limited to 198 bottles, The GlenDronach 50 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £20,000.

Posted by Steve Rush