The GlenDronach Distillery has announce the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage, the second expression created in collaboration with Matthew Vaughn, to mark the upcoming release of “The Kingsman” by 20th Century Studios and Marv, coming to theatres soon.
The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage has been crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, in collaboration with the Kingsman film franchise director Matthew Vaughn. The producer said the blends were chosen from a selection of “just six of the finest casks from this rare vintage year”.
The 29 year-old single malt is matured in Oloroso sherry casks with a final maturation in Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain.
“The Kingsman” is set during World War 1 and invites audiences to discover the origins of the ‘very first independent intelligence agency’. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.
Kingsman Film franchise director, Matthew Vaughn said: “There is an important line which says, “Reputation is what others think of you, character is what you are”. Strength of character and dedication to upholding the highest values perfectly encapsulates the true spirit of both the Kingsman agency and The GlenDronach Distillery. I hope Kingsman fans around the world will enjoy this Single Malt as much as I enjoyed partnering with Rachel Barrie and The GlenDronach to create it.”
Dr Rachel Barrie, master blender at The GlenDronach Distillery, said: “Working closely with Matthew, I have selected casks of the most exceptional character for this rare 1989 Vintage, with smouldering aromas of dark fruits and sherry-soaked walnuts, vintage leather and cedar wood.
“On the palate, dense autumn fruits meld with date, fig and treacle, before rolling into black winter truffle and cocoa. In the exceptionally long finish, notes of blackberry, tobacco leaf and date oil linger to conclude the rich tasting experience.”
“This expression is deep in meaning, paying homage to fallen friends who bravely fought during WWI, and the depth of character and integrity shared by both The GlenDronach and the Kingsman agency. This is none other than a whisky truly fit for a King’s Man.”
All 3,052 bottles have been labelled, numbered and wax-sealed by hand, each adorned with an iconic, bespoke Kingsman insignia. The luxurious gift box also bears the signatures of both Rachel Barrie and Matthew Vaughn.
The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1989 Vintage will be highly collectible for both whisky connoisseurs and Kingsman film fans around the world. This limited-edition bottling will be available from specialist retailers worldwide from September 1, at the recommended retail price of £775.