The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, the second release in collaboration with the Kingsmen movie franchise.
Crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, this 29-year-old has been matured in oloroso sherry casks and finished in Pedro Ximenez casks.
Just 3,052 bottles in the world, bottled at 50.1%. Very limited allocation into Australia.
In the distillery's words, "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."
The new Kingsman movie The King's Man, is based in World War I.
Each bottle features the signatures of Barrie and the film's director Matthew Vaughn.
"Dense autumn fruits melt with date, fig and treacle, rolling into black winter truffle, raisin and cocoa. Blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger into the rich, deep finish."
The release follows the first GlenDronach Kingsman collaboration, a 1991 vintage released in 2017, which sold out instantly.
- Single Malt