Glendronach Readies Scotch For Kingsman Movie Tie In - The Whiskey Wash

Glendronach Readies Scotch For Kingsman Movie Tie In

By Nino Marchetti / August 24, 2017

Oh Brown Forman, how you love playing the movie-whiskey tie in on both sides of the Atlantic. You first debuted from your Kentucky distillery Old Forester Statesman, a bourbon tied to the upcoming movie The Kingsman: The Golden Circle that we found an okay bottling in our recent review. Now word comes from your Scottish distillery Glendronach, which you acquired last year when you scooped up BenRiach, of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991.

The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991, according to those behind it, marks the birth year of Kingsman agent Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. It is a limited edition offering, drawn from ex-sherry casks which were selected by GlenDronach whisky maker Rachel Barrie, and is bottled at 48.2% ABV.

GlenDronach Kingsman Edition

“It took over a quarter of a century for The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition to come of age, matured in sherry casks from birth,” said Barrie in a prepared statement. “As we say at the distillery, ‘Cask is King’ and this is evident in the taste experience of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, which is richly sherried, elegant and full bodied to the last. We hope you agree, it is whisky fit for a Kingsman.”

Plans call for this Scotch to be available worldwide starting in September for £550, or about $705 USD. Each of the special individually hand-numbered whisky bottles is presented in bespoke, luxury packaging, featuring a custom Kingsman gold metal charm. You’ll find official tasting notes below from the distillery.

  • Color: Deep walnut brown.
  • Nose: Waves of black grapes on a woody vine combine with antique leather and maple leaf tobacco.
  • Palate: Ripe Victoria plum and Seville orange give way to Old Jamaican ginger cake and sticky black treacle.
  • Finish: Lingering and warm, with ground coffee, dark chocolate and walnut raisin cake.