Whisky News: The GlenDronach Grandeur 2023 unveiled

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Glendronach Grandeur Batch 12 released

The GlenDronach Grandeur 2023 edition has been unveiled.  Grandeur Batch 12 is over 29 years old and composed of a bespoke selection of rare sherry casks hand-selected by distinguished Master Blender Rachel Barrie.

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The limited release has each individual bottle sealed with wax and numbered by hand.

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”

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The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 is bottled at 49.2% ABV.

Tasting notes:

Provided by distillery

Colour: Dark mahogany

Nose: Sherry aromatics flow into cocoa, damson plum and glazed cherry.

Palate: Raisin and dark plum with cocoa and treacle leading into cherry brandy and espresso.

Finish: A tobacco and sherry-soaked walnut finish




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

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