GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989
GlenDronach // Highlands, Scotland
GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 is a limited edition release and the second collaboration with Matthew Vaughn for his film "The King's Man" set during WW1. Dr. Rachel Barrie, GlenDronach master blender, selected six casks of single malt distilled in 1989 that matured in oloroso sherry casks. The whisky was then finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The Kingsman Edition 1989 was inspired by a 29 year-old whisky that was bottled in 1913, the oldest bottle housed at GlenDronach. Only 3052 bottles were produced. Available as of September 2020.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeoloroso sherry casks, finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks
"The PX influence comes through, particularly with its dark amber color. The usual suspects show up on the nose with orange peel, figs, dried fruits, and nuts along with some dark chocolate. As you taste, the extra aged single malt is slightly oily and has a bittersweet profile (more bitter than sweet), although it's not unpleasant. But the lively fruit found on the nose is gone. It's fairly spicy and somewhat chewy. This dram would benefit from a splash of water, otherwise it feels a touch hot. "