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Glendronach 1970 Prestonfield House 18 Year Old

Lot: 6142761

Glendronach 1970 Prestonfield House 18 Year Old

Winning Bid: £700
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 16 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glendronach
Age: 
18 Year Old
Vintage: 
1970
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Prestonfield House
Cask Type: 
Sherry Casks
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glendronach 1970 Prestonfield House 18 Year Old

This is one of several sought-after bottles produced for Edinburgh's famous Prestonfield House Hotel, where Signatory Vintage director, Andrew Symington, was then employed as the Assistant Manager. These bottlings for his previous employer were the catalyst for the establishment of his own independent bottling company in 1988. He later launched The Prestonfield Whisky Co as a secondary brand in order to capitalise on the renown of the hotel bottlings in the wider market.

This whisky was distilled on 20th February 1970 and laid to rest in sherry casks #542-#558 before being bottled 18 years later.

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 Grants 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 Grants and Teachers 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.

 

 

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