The Glendronach’s exclusive Kingsman single malt scotch
The GlenDronach Distillery, one of the world’s most prestigious scotch whisky producers, releases its ultra-premium Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage single malt Scotch whisky to mark the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle this September. The GlenDronach was personally selected to feature in the film by director, Matthew Vaughn, as it is his single malt whisky of choice.
The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage is the epitome of luxury for both whisky connoisseurs and film fans. There are just 100 hand-numbered bottles available to purchase in Australia for RRP$1,000 each and only 2,000 bottles available worldwide. Every bottle is presented in bespoke, luxury packaging featuring a gold K charm on the bottle and inner door and signed by both esteemed whisky maker Rachel Barrie and Vaughan.
The liquid for the The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage single malt Scotch whisky is aged for 25 years in some of the finest sherry casks the distillery has ever encountered.
“It took over a quarter of a century for The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition to come of age, matured in sherry casks from birth,” says The GlenDronach whisky maker, Rachel Barrie. “As we say at the distillery, ‘cask is King’ and this is evident in the taste experience of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage. It is richly sherried, elegant and full bodied to the last drop. We hope you agree, it is a whisky fit for a Kingsman.”
The GlenDronach features in the film when the character played by Jeff Bridges (Champ) tosses a bottle and declares ‘we bought a Scotch distillery’. The 1991 vintage was selected personally by the film’s director Vaughn as it is the same year the film’s hero, Eggsy, was born.
“A Kingsman is smooth, elegant and packs a punch, as does The GlenDronach so it felt like the perfect fit,” explains
Vaughn. “I selected the 1991 vintage as it marks the birth year of ‘Eggsy’, who is also known as Kingsman agent Galahad. It’s really special to have a limited-edition vintage like this, and even more so as The GlenDronach is my favourite single malt whisky. I hope Kingsman fans around the world enjoy it as much as I do.”
Just as independent international intelligence agency Kingsman upholds the standards on which it was founded, The GlenDronach’s tireless pursuit of perfection since 1826 is very much alive today at the Distillery.
The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage single malt Scotch whisky. 48.2% ABV. RRP $1,000 /700ml. The limited run is available at select bars and premium or fine whisky retailers from September.
Colour: 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 cask and sticky black treacle.
Finish: lingering and warm, with ground coffee, dark chocolate and walnut raisin cake.