GlenDronach whisky

Master Blender at GlenDronach Rachel Barrie | Source: Australian Bartender

GlenDronach’s 50-Year-Old Whisky has Arrived in Australia

One of the most significant Scotch whiskies ever distilled has reached Australia. With an incredible A$40,000 price tag, a bottle of GlenDronach’s 50-year-old single malt is far from cheap. But whisky connoisseurs say the dram is one of the best.

Based in the Scottish Highlands, GlenDronach is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and is known as a “sleeping giant” for its rich and complex whiskies. Its highly anticipated 50-year-old whisky batch made just 198 bottles, accounting for its five-figure price tag.

The oldest release in the Scottish distillery’s almost 200-year history, the GlenDronach Aged 50 Years whisky has spent five decades in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks which have given the rare dram its dark chestnut colour.

GlenDronach Aged 50 Years
GlenDronach Aged 50 Years | Source: Sotheby’s

The limited-edition release has been bottled at 43.8 per cent ABV and was concocted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie.

According to The Whisky Club, the GlenDronach Aged 50 Years is described as having a “perfect symphony of ripe dark cherry and plum on the nose” as well as a “heavenly palate of dark chocolate, tobacco, and cocoa” and a “decadent finish of plum, black cherry, and velvety espresso”. Many say the whisky is comparable to sherry.

A bottle of the sought-after 50-year-old whisky, and a one-night experience at the Scottish distillery, sold through Sotheby’s for an incredible £40,000, approximately A$70,680.

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