Glendronach Kingsman 1826 Vintage 50.1% 29 Year Scotch Single Malt 700ML
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The new The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, according to those behind it, was “created in collaboration with Matthew Vaughn [Kingsman film franchise director], to mark the upcoming release of ‘The King’s Man’ by 20th Century Studios and MARV.” The GlenDronach Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie produced it from a selection of just six casks distilled in 1989, with primary maturation occurring in Oloroso sherry casks and a secondary finishing in Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain.
“Working closely with Matthew,” said Barrie in a prepared statement, “I have selected casks of the most exceptional character for this rare 1989 Vintage, with smouldering aromas of dark fruits and sherry-soaked walnuts, vintage leather and cedarwood. On the palate, dense autumn fruits meld with date, fig and treacle, before rolling into black winter truffle and cocoa. In the exceptionally long finish, notes of blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger to conclude the rich tasting experience.
As it stands now plans call for this 29-year-old single malt to be limited edition, with just 3,052 bottles have been “labelled, numbered and wax-sealed by hand, each adorned with an iconic, bespoke Kingsman insignia. The luxurious gift box also bears the signatures of both Dr Rachel Barrie and Matthew Vaughn.” It is bottled at 50.1% ABV.
- Colour: Tarnished copper
- Nose: Darkfield berry and plum skin on a base of aromatic bitters, sherry-soaked walnut and vintage leather, with smouldering cedarwood on a slate and earthen floor.
- Palate: Dense autumn fruits melt with date, fig and treacle pulling, rolling into black winter truffle, raisin and cocoa.
- Finish: Blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger into the rich, deep finish.