I guess by now no one has missed GlenDronach released their highly anticipated Batch 16 last week. We have been in touch with many smaller family-run whisky shops around Scotland, that had sold the previous single cask batches, telling us they were given no allocation of Batch 16. If this is because those shops sell to few of GlenDronach’s core range bottles or it is because GlenDronach wants to allocate more bottles in other markets are not known.
A few shops have tweeted angrily over this. The tweet below, from HOUSE of MALT, was posted yesterday and has been liked by both GlenDronach and BenRiach.
I guess many understand their frustration, especially when other shops getting an allocation of Batch 16 has already sold out their allocation by pre-orders with a 10% price premium over the RRP.