Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old Relaunching This Year
Back in 2015, it was announced that The Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old would be discontinued for approximately three years. Glendronach cited a lack of older stocks as reason for the discontinuation, but promised that the whisky would return at some point in 2018.
Staying true to their word, it appears that Glendronach Revival is on track to relaunch in late 2018. Labels for The Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old were recently approved by the TTB, and a reliable source has confirmed that it will be available in stores before the end of the year.
The Glendronach distillery was mothballed (closed) from 1996 until 2001. Upon reopening, the distillery switched from direct coal fired stills to steam heated stills. All whisky in The Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old prior to discontinuation had been direct coal fired distillate matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks. The new release will contain steam heated distillate matured in a combination of PX and Oloroso sherry casks. Will the profile of the new distillate be similar to that of the old stock? We’ll have to wait until later this year to find out.