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Glendronach Single Cask

Postby r900p » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:12 pm

Just heard Parkers whisky are to be releasing the first ever Single Cask Bottling of Glendronach, sounds a very interesting bottle.

Other than this i have no details, but will post when i find out.

Rob
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:16 pm

r900p wrote:Just heard Parkers whisky are to be releasing the first ever Single Cask Bottling of Glendronach, sounds a very interesting bottle.

Other than this i have no details, but will post when i find out.

Rob



I've heard it's a 17 year old and heavily sherried. Could be a good one. :)
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby laddie teun » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:27 pm

and it's not the first one
Our local whiskyclub bottled a 16y 1991 cs in march
it is really great
full sherry (1st fill oloroso) but not over the top...just
terrific!
tehre are even a few bottles left
sent me a pm if interested

Teun

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had the privelge of tatsing a few casks in the warehouse half a year ago
there's is some truly great stuff over there.!!!!
I'm told there will be more releases in the future
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:59 am

It's online now, and at a tenner off. :)


http://www.parkerswhisky.co.uk/glendron ... ca7203dbf4
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:16 am

I bought one. I can't help myself. I really need to stop buying whisky because I'm broke at the moment.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:03 pm

I was talking with Richard Parker. There are TWO casks. he tells me these are the first to be made available bottled under the Distillery label.

A 17yo heavilly sherried version and a 14yo 2nd or 3rd fill sherry so its much lighter ... sounds rather tasty.

Here are the pictures http://www.parkerswhisky.co.uk/pdf/UK-first-single-cask-glendronach.pdf

Where's the plug socket?
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:37 pm

I bought the 17-year-old. I got a newsletter just today.

It won't be shipped until July, though.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:26 am

adogranonthepitch wrote:I was talking with Richard Parker. There are TWO casks. he tells me these are the first to be made available bottled under the Distillery label.

A 17yo heavilly sherried version and a 14yo 2nd or 3rd fill sherry so its much lighter ... sounds rather tasty.

Here are the pictures http://www.parkerswhisky.co.uk/pdf/UK-first-single-cask-glendronach.pdf

Where's the plug socket?



Hey Dog they are a handsome looking pair. :thumbsup:
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:33 am

It's a nice presentation. They should run it past an editor before publishing, but that's just an editor talking.

I'm tempted to buy the other one now.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:35 am

Aidan wrote:It's a nice presentation. They should run it past an editor before publishing, but that's just an editor talking.

I'm tempted to buy the other one now.



Aidan with the pre release offer and the saving on postage :iwbrnt:
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:40 am

Les, you're right of course. I wonder if I order my second bottle seperately, will they give me the postage discount.

I'm really really trying hard not to buy whisky any more.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:41 am

Did Jim Murray help select the casks, by the way?
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:08 am

Aidan wrote:Les, you're right of course. I wonder if I order my second bottle seperately, will they give me the postage discount.

I'm really really trying hard not to buy whisky any more.


Aidan I'd ring them and get the second bottle added to the order. Rather than do it online.


Aidan wrote:Did Jim Murray help select the casks, by the way?


From what I hear Jim was sent several samples from which the final selections were made.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:49 pm

Aidan wrote:It's a nice presentation. They should run it past an editor before publishing, but that's just an editor talking.

I'm tempted to buy the other one now.


Is there a spelling mistake?
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:53 pm

les taylor wrote:
Hey Dog they are a handsome looking pair. :thumbsup:


A very nice pair Les my friend ... very nice indeed.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:57 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:
Aidan wrote:It's a nice presentation. They should run it past an editor before publishing, but that's just an editor talking.

I'm tempted to buy the other one now.


Is there a spelling mistake?


It's hardly worth mentioning, really. I shouldn't have brought it up.

Just WHISKY'S should not have an apostrophe. They could probably do with a few hyphens in the same sentence, and the semi-colon is a bit awkward.

None of it really matters, though. I make mistakes all the time.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:36 pm

I know there have been barrells sold by GlenDronach over the last few months to private individuals and clubs, but these are the first OB bottlings, bottled by the Distillery with Distillery labels etc etc.

Cant wait!
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby vitara7 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:09 pm

the 17yo sounds really good and think it would be a cracking dram, had it been another shop then probably would have got a couple.

dont know if its just me, but im amazed that the first OB single cask ever from a distillery has gone to a small fairly newish retailer, or i have misread and he doesnt have it exclusive, that its only him thats promoting it yet.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby vitara7 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:14 pm

just re-read the pdf on it, appears he is saying he has exclusivity on the casks, now im even more surprised, (someone will prob point out something ive missed like he owns a percentage of the distillery or that) thats a fair number of bottles to ship on for a fairly small retailer.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby les taylor » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:35 am

vitara7 wrote:the 17yo sounds really good and think it would be a cracking dram, had it been another shop then probably would have got a couple.

dont know if its just me, but im amazed that the first OB single cask ever from a distillery has gone to a small fairly newish retailer, or i have misread and he doesnt have it exclusive, that its only him thats promoting it yet.



If I really wanted a bottle. It wouldn't trouble me too much If for some reason I didn't like the shop. It's the bottle that I'd want after all.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Whiskytaster » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:58 am

Hopefully the definitive on this one.

I spoke to Alistair Walker this morning at BenRiach / Glendronach. He was very helpful and explained the story.

Richard Parker approached the distillery last year wanting a single cask bottling. They agreed, offered him a selection of casks and he (with Jim Murray) subsequently decided that he wanted 2. They will be released as official dob, to Parker's only.

In terms of whisky, the casks are 'representive of the Glendronach distillery'.

The neck label will state that these are the first official single cask bottlings to be released for the UK market since the distillery was taken over by the new owners. They THINK it is a world first, ever, dob from the distillery, but are not absolutely sure.

The distillery will be releasing 5 single casks for the wider market immediately afterwards (possibly just 1 week later). This will go on general release to the various usual stockists. The pricing is TBC, however the vintages will include 71,72 and 3 from the 90's.

They are developing the Glendronach distillery visitors experience, and have tentative plans for a 'manager's cask'. This will be a 'fill your own bottle' available at the distillery only. I did suggest that a pre-bottled 'available at the distillery only' was perhaps a better alternative to consider. I think a couple more phone calls may be needed there. [I personally don't like the 'fill your own' thing - it's pretty naff, something my grandmother might enjoy].

Anyway, I hope that's definitive enough.

Exciting times there.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Whiskytaster » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:00 pm

Seems the only KNOWN single cask for bottling from this distillery was sent to the continent (Belgium I think), and was bottled there by the local distributors/agents - so not genuine dob.

Making these 2 casks the first two genuine dob.

Ordered mine this morning.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Caledonia » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:43 pm

So basically they are going to do a benriach to glendronach - Sounds great for me :)

I love Benriach, great prices hope they dont go ''higher margin'' on the Glendronachs though....
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:19 pm

The 17yo sounds fan and a world first. 13 amp socket for the upright baglass under the stairs? :iwbrnt:
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:02 pm

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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:21 pm

anyone received theirs yet?
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Wave » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:41 pm

Whiskytaster wrote: [I personally don't like the 'fill your own' thing - it's pretty naff, something my grandmother might enjoy].

I love "fill your own" I consider it the utmost in a distillery tour and best way to remember your visit. I've got a few including 4 Valinch's from Bruichladdich, 2 hand-fills from Aberlour (Sherry cask and Bourbon cask), and 1 each from Arran, Balvenie (Sherry 20cl) and Benromach. I'm planning to get another "fill-your-own" at Old Pulteney in September and after this thread I'll have to add Glendronach to my must-see and visit distillery list.
But then again I'm old. :mrgreen:


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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby corbuso » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:59 pm

Whiskytaster wrote:anyone received theirs yet?

Not received yet ... Would be surprised to receive them before the end of this month...
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:04 am

I got mine yesterday. The 1992 is a bit special, I think. Might buy another bottle.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby matrix » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:42 am

I spoke with some friends that were passing past parkers shop touring the north of scotland and they went in for a look around and had a taste of both the Glendronachs and said they were both charming one in particular was outstanding - they refused to tell me which one as I am planning on buying both bottles - so maybe just maybe the 1992 is the one that is the better of the two. Aiden what was the bottle numbers you received? As I plan on buying two of each this month and was hoping to still be able to obtain a lowish number :)
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Whiskytaster » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:30 pm

It is the 1992 that is the really special one.

I am actually thinking about buying a couple more as I suspect they will be going very fast once Jim's Whisky Bible is released.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:40 pm

Yeah, but the 1994 is growing on me too. I'll get the numbers of those bottles shortly. Not at home at the moment.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Aidan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:01 pm

My bttl. Nos are 475 for the 17 year old and 588 for the 14 year old.
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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Wave » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:51 pm

Royal Mile Whiskies mentions 3 Glendronachs single casks "coming soon".

1992 Cask 1140 at 57.2%
1993 Cask 523 at 60.4%
1996 Cask 193 at 59.4%


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Re: Glendronach Single Cask

Postby Whiskytaster » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:58 pm

There will in fact be another 2 single cask dob being released, making a total of 5 for general release.

The deal with Parkers, meant that the first two dob single casks would go to them, followed within weeks by the general release editions.
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