The GlenDronach Distillery
From its home in the Scottish Highlands, the GlenDronach Distillery – ‘Valley of the Brambles’ – has been creating the finest sherried single malts for nearly 200 years. In 1826, the exuberant and extroverted James Allardice founded the distillery and produced his ‘Guid GlenDronach’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The distillery was named after the ‘Dronac’ burn, which flows through the grounds of the distillery.
The GlenDronach Distillery is guarded by a parliament of rooks, nesting in the trees around the distillery. Hundreds of years ago, during the early years, the rooks acted as useful allies. They would give warning of anyone who approached unannounced by creating a noisy commotion. This was particularly helpful when Excise officers decided to unexpectedly stop by.
Situated in the valley of Forgue, by Huntly in Aberdeenshire, the GlenDronach Distillery is home to some of the most richly sherried whiskies of inimitable and individual character. As was the case in 1826, the GlenDronach Distillery patiently matures its Single Malt Scotch Whisky in superior quality sherry casks. A quality cask is as vital an ingredient in our whisky as the water that runs off the hill or the barley that grows in the fields. Over the years of extended maturation, these carefully seasoned casks help to create the unique richly-sherried style that The GlenDronach is famous for.
While time can never stand still, our committed team ensure that the distinctive practices, unique heritage and traditional past that has always defined the distillery, live on.