Glendronach Grandeur Batch 10

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It seems like there isn’t a month goes by without a new release from Brown Forman: Glenglassaugh Octaves Batch 2, Glendronach 10yo Forgue, 15yo Revival and Cask Strength Batch 7, and Benriach 10yo Triple Distilled12yo Sherry Wood and Single Cask Batch 15 have all been released in the past few months. This month, Glendronach Grandeur Batch 10 has been released; a marriage of 27 year old whisky from ex-Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry butts and puncheons.

Commenting on the release, Glendronach’s Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, said: “Quietly maturing for over 27 years in the darkness of our dunnage warehouses, The Glendronach Grandeur Batch 10 is a symphony of depth and mellow maturity, reminiscent of times gone by. With layers of damson plum, black walnut and truffle on a bed of antique leather and old-fashioned treacle gingerbread, Batch 10 celebrates the robust, fullbodied style of The Glendronach Distillery.”

Glendronach Grandeur Batch 10
27 years old
2,293 bottles
50.1% ABV
£485 here

Nose: Instantly inviting, with cherry cake, glazed walnuts, chocolate bitters, sweet liquorice, orange oils, and toasted raisins. There’s also a touch of sweet vermouth alongside coffee liqueur chocolates and charred twigs.

Palate: A surge of baking spices initially, particularly clove, then blackjacks, star anise, stewed apples and cinnamon, and a real earthy sweetness – sweet black tea, pencil shavings and dark chocolate.

Finish: Very chocolatey with red currants and blackberries.

Overall: Yet another wonderful, old Glendronach. Rich, complex, brooding, layered, moreish, refined, sophisticated, and utterly joyous. There’s really nothing more to say that. Sure, it’s eyeball-wateringly expensive, but this is right at the pinnacle of old, sherried whisky. I don’t have £450 to burn on a bottle of whisky, but if you find this in a bar it’s certainly worth splashing out on a dram for a special occasion. It won’t disappoint.




  1. The reviews I have seen on this Glendronach bottling has all been fantastic. I really hope that it will make it’s way to the SA market as it sounds very special!

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