The famed GlenDronach distillery has teamed up with international film studio 20th Century Fox to create a limited edition single malt Scotch Whisky celebrating the upcoming release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Set for release in cinemas on 20 September, the movie is the sequel to 2014’s surprise smash-hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum, the second installment has film fans across the globe excited for more of the film’s trademark slick action, witty dialogue, and crisp Saville Row style.
The movie plays out with Egerton’s Eggsy enlisting the help of a US ally spy body called Statesman, once the Kingsman’s London headquarters is destroyed in an attack.
Now, this is where the film becomes relevant to Whisky fans. The Statesman, which is a top secret organization that is based in Louisville, Kentucky, take on the guise of a team of master distillers in order to hide their true identity. Of course, Kentucky is the spiritual home of Bourbon Whiskey.
As a homage to the upcoming movie release, GlenDronach master blender Rachel Barrie has forged her nouse with that of Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn to craft a 1991 Sherry cask-matured GlenDronach, with a 48.2% ABV.
“I selected the 1991 vintage as it marks the birth year of ‘Eggsy’, who is also known as Kingsman agent Galahad,” said Vaughn.
“It’s really special to get a limited edition vintage like this, and even more so as The GlenDronach is my favorite single malt Whisky. I hope Kingsman fans around the world enjoy it as much as I do.”
With each bottle individually numbered and signed by both Barrie and Vaughn, the will certainly be a huge appetite among collectors for the expression, of which there are only 2,000 in existence.
Rachel Barrie joined GlenDronach in March this year and she had this to say regarding the new expression, of which she was co-creator: “It took over a quarter of a century for The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition to come of age, matured in Sherry casks from birth. As we say at the distillery, ‘Cask is King,’ and this is evident in the taste experience of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, which is richly Sherried, elegant and full bodied to the last.”
The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition actually features in the film itself and will be available from selected retailers worldwide from September for approximately $650 per bottle.
The GlenDronach has been creating top-notch single malt Scotch Whisky since 1826. Known as Sherry cask specialists, the distillery says that: “Independent ownership gives us the freedom to rekindle the reputation of GlenDronach as the distiller of richly sherried single malt Whiskies of inimitable and individual character. It’s a reputation that has traveled worldwide – to those in the know, it’s a well-kept secret.”
“The team at GlenDronach have set out on a journey to bring GlenDronach back to life. In April 2009 the famous 12, 15 and 18 year-olds were re-launched, creating the GlenDronach Core Range. Since then, we have developed our portfolio with some interesting wood finishes, excellent single cask bottlings and fantastic additions to the core range.”