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Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s

Lot: 136956
Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s
Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s
Winning Bid: £9,100

Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s

Cask Type:
Bottle Strength:
70 proof
Bottle Size:
Full Size
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Glendronach Finest Highland Malt 1930s

An incredible example of pre-world war two Glendronach from the highland distillery in Forgue by Huntly. Glendronach was built in 1826 by James Allardice, and rebuilt following a fire in 1852 by an individual named Walter Scott (although not the one you might be thinking of). It eventually passed into the hands of perhaps Scotland's greatest distilling dynasty, the Grant's of Glenfiddich. Silent at the time, the distillery was sold by government (who had owned it since 1916) to Charles, the youngest son of William Grant in 1920, and his signature is present on this stunning bottle, which we believe dates to around the 1930s.

As such, this bottle will have been one of the first released from the newly revived distillery, and is likely aged around 12 years. It is one of the earliest example of an officially bottled single malt, or " perfect self whisky" as the label reads.

Interestingly, the bottle describes itself as "most suitable for medicinal purposes." This is more likely archaic phrasing, suggesting that the whisky is also of excellent value as a medicinal product, rather than a suggestion of its best application, which we're sure nobody was under any allusions was for drinking!

Serge Valentin agrees, awarding a similar 75 proof bottle a solid 86 points on

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This collection was stored at Mr. Gooding's residence in Colorado, USA. It was amassed for the purpose of display, and as such boxes and other associated items from the original presentation of each bottle may no longer be present. All lots are sold as photographed.

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