Glendronach 1976 18 Year Old
Glendronach was built in 1826 by James Allardice, and rebuilt following a fire in 1852 by an individual named Walter Scott (although not the one you might be thinking of). It eventually passed into the hands of perhaps Scotland's greatest distilling dynasty, the Grant's of Glenfiddich. Charles, the youngest son of William Grant procured the then-silent distillery from the government in 1920, and it remained in the family until they sold it to Wm. Teacher 40 years later. The Grant's and Teacher's were early champions of the single malt category, and distillery bottlings of Glendronach were produced for most of the 20th century until it was mothballed by Allied Distillers in 1996. The distillery was revived in 2002, and has since become one of the strongest single malt brands in the world.
This is the old 1990s version of the 18 year old, a release that very much echoed the popular Macallan releases in its aesthetic, and also carried a vintage back then. This one was distilled in 1976.
A sherry casked 18 year old was such a crucial part of the Glendronach portfolio, that they continued to bottled one in the form of the Billy Walker-era Allardice, despite the warehoused stock being significantly older than this for a substantial period due to the inactive stills in the late 1990s. The contents of these only returned to their stated age of 18 years in 2019.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.