The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage has been crafted by The GlenDronach Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, in collaboration with the KINGSMAN film franchise producer, writer and director Matthew Vaughn, to mark the global release of “The King’s Man” in 2020.
Matured in Oloroso sherry casks with a final maturation in Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain, this twenty-nine-year-old vintage is richly sherried, characterful and complex, with an enduring finish. Just six of the finest casks from 1989, one of our most exclusive vintages, have been meticulously selected and married for exceptional character. Each bottle of this vintage release is carefully hand-numbered to reflect its rarity.
This exceptional vintage is the same age as the whisky held in the oldest bottle of The GlenDronach housed at the distillery – a twenty-nine-year-old whisky, bottled in 1913, just before the outbreak of the First World War. That rare bottle, now over a century old, was gifted to the distillery, and remains unopened as a mark of respect to fallen friends.
This exceptional 1989 Vintage is inspired by the oldest bottle housed at The GlenDronach Distillery – a twenty-nine year-old whisky bottled in 1913, just before the outbreak of the first World War. Three friends had each purchased a bottle before leaving for war, vowing to open them together on their return. Tragically, only one of them returned home. Having never opened his bottle, his family later gifted it to the distillery, where it remains unopened and displayed in remembrance of fallen friends.
Only 3,052 bottles available worldwide from 1st September 2020. Each luxurious box is adorned with the iconic bespoke Kingsman insignia and bears the signatures of both Dr. Rachel Barrie and Matthew Vaughn.
Dark field berry and plum skin on
a base of aromatic bitters, sherry- soaked walnut and vintage leather. Musk and cedar wood smolder on a slate and earthen floor.
Blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger into the rich, deep finish.
Non chill filtered. Natural cask-imparted colour.
Dense autumn fruits meld with date, fig and treacle, rolling into black winter truffle, raisin and cocoa.