Glendronach Finest Highland Malt (1930-1940's)
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  • Glendronach Finest Highland Malt (1930-1940's)
  • Glendronach Finest Highland Malt (1930-1940's)

Glendronach Finest Highland Malt (1930-1940's)

A magnificent example of Glendronach from the Highland Distillery in Forgue by Huntly, produced before World War II. James Allardice founded Glendronach in 1826, and a man by the name of Walter Scott restored it when it burned down in 1852. Eventually, it came into the possession of the Grant family of Glenfiddich, who are perhaps the greatest distilling dynasty in Scotland. Quiet at the time, Charles, William Grant's youngest son, purchased the distillery in 1920 from the government, who had controlled it since 1916. Charles' autograph may be seen on this exquisite bottle, which we think was made in the 1940s.

This suggests that it is about 12 years old and was among the first bottles from the recently restored distillery to be produced. Described as "perfect self whisky" on the label, it's among the first official single malts to be bottled.

It's interesting to see that the bottle says it is "most suitable for medicinal purposes." This is perhaps outdated language that implies that the whisky is also very valuable as a medicinal substance rather than that its greatest use is for drinking.


20-05-2024 20:00


Final Bid: £ 1,500.00

Reserve not met
  • Strength: Not Stated
  • Bottle Size: Not Stated
  • Distillery / Blender: Glendronach
  • Region: Highlands
  • Bottler: Official
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Fill level: High Shoulder
  • Please Note ! : Foxing to label(s)