One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries has partnered with contemporary tailors in a creative collaboration marrying two of Scotland’s finest whisky and tweed connoisseurs.
In time for Father’s Day, The GlenDronach and Walker Slater have teamed up to design a tweed-dressed hip-flask to mark the launch of the partnership.
The deep russet colours of the bespoke tweed are inspired by the rich character of The GlenDronach’s award-winning 12 year old Single Malt, a bottle of which is included as part of a gift-set.
The richly-sherried Single Malt is the distillery’s flagship expression, matured for 12 years in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks. Non-chill filtered, of natural colour and bottled at 43% ABV, The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years is a rich, fruity and elegant Single Malt with a long, satisfying sweet and nutty finish.
The limited edition gift-set will be available to purchase across the UK from specialist whisky retailers from the beginning of May.
The GlenDronach Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie said: ‘My job is usually creating the finest expressions of Single Malt whisky, but this is the perfect blend of a historic distillery and a traditional yet contemporary outfitters.
‘The GlenDronach and Walker Slater have both been mastering the art of their crafts for decades, driven by heritage in the pursuit of excellence, producing whiskies and tailoring which will be treasured for years to come.
‘The rich character of this superb whisky is reflected in the yarns of the tweed on the hip-flask which perfectly complement The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years. I look forward to seeing how our Single Malts will continue to inspire this much-loved contemporary classic tailors.’
Designer and director of Walker Slater, Paul Walker said: ‘Working with The GlenDronach has been an exciting and inspiring partnership, with tweed and whisky carrying connotations of quality and tradition. Both Walker Slater and The GlenDronach are heritage products reinterpreted for the modern world, this gift set celebrates the art of our craftsmanship and will make the perfect present for the discerning gentleman for Father’s Day.’
Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, The GlenDronach is of true Highland style; a full bodied and robust taste, perfect for long maturation in sherry casks. The GlenDronach Distillery has carried forth the tradition of founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing their whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía.
The same high standards are held by tailors Walker Slater. Founded in the Highlands, the tweed for which they are renowned is carefully sourced from the Scottish Borders, the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Harris. This exceptional fabric is integral to the timeless elegance of Walker Slater’s garments, craftsmakers reviving tweed with their contemporary house styles and approach to cloth.
The giftset will be available to purchase from May for £44 from specialist whisky retailers across the UK.
These include Master of Malt; C.Gars; The Whisky World; The Whisky Shop; Gordon & MacPhail; Inverarity Morton; Nickolls and Perks; Royal Mile Whiskies; Whisky Exchange; The Scotch Whisky Experience; The Whisky Trail.