GlenDronach Awake!


It does not come as a surprise to us but it is still very pleasant. The GlenDronach distillery, now under the BenRiach ownership is re-launching its malt in a few days. The new, slightly re-packaged, line includes a 12 yo (Original), a 15 yo (Revival) and an 18 yo (Allardice). On top of that the old 33 yo is still available. Typically for GlenDronach these are matured in Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso Spanish sherry casks.

The four malts side by side create a very tidy looking and promising portfolio, one that this magnificent Highland distillery truly deserves. But that’s not everything! Still to come are single cask bottlings, rare vintage bottlings and a no-age-statement (we still claim it is going to be called Genesis, but our predictions on this launch so far have not been awfully precise).

We are looking forward to sampling the new GlenDronach range. As soon as we get our hands on it (hint, hint!) we will do a big-panel, full-on, all-guns-blazing vertical tasting and we will share our thoughts here.


What is more, GlenDronach now has a brand new website. I remember struggling to find one in the past. It is good; very clear, un-cluttered and informative.

And even a Visitor Centre…

Part of their £250,000 re-vamp is happening in the distillery’s Visitor Centre and apparently a completely fresh experience will be available to tourists and whisky lovers in June this year. They will certainly see me there this summer!



  1. Why name your whisky after a sacked Newcastle manager?!

  2. Its a good question. I was trying to find out if it meant anything in Gaelic, but couldn’t find anything. Maybe they just really appreciated his tenure at Bolton ;)

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