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GlenDronach creates malt for Kingsman sequel


GlenDronach distillery has partnered with film studio 20th Century Fox to launch a limited edition single malt Scotch whisky marking the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

GlenDronach Kingsman 1991 Vintage
Spy whisky: GlenDronach Kingsman 1991 Vintage marks the film sequel's release next month

The film, due for release in UK cinemas on 20 September, is the sequel to 2014’s spy action-comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service, and stars Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Channing Tatum.

The Kingsman sequel sees Eggsy (played by Egerton) enlist the help of an allied US spy organisation called Statesman, after the Kingsman’s London headquarters is destroyed.

The Statesman, who are based in Louisville, Kentucky, disguise themselves as a master distillers to mask their identities.

To mark the film’s release, GlenDronach master blender Rachel Barrie partnered with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn to create a 1991 Sherry cask-matured GlenDronach, bottled at 48.2% abv.

‘I selected the 1991 vintage as it marks 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 favourite single malt whisky. I hope Kingsman fans around the world enjoy it as much as I do.’

Each of the 2,000 bottles produced are individually numbered and signed by both Barrie and Vaughn.

Barrie, who joined GlenDronach in March this year, said: ‘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, which features in the film, will be available from selected retailers in the UK, EU, North America and Asia from September for around £550 a bottle.

Watch the trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle here:

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