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Glenrothes

The Glenrothes distillery is quite substantial; its ten stills have a capacity of over 5.6 million litres annually. The distillery runs at 90% of this and stores the maturing single malt whisky in the sixteen onsite warehouses. Despite this, Glenrothes preserves a rather artisan identity and have shied away from producing a traditional range. Perhaps it is down to current licensees, Berry Brothers and Rudd, the famed London wine merchants. Glenrothes single malt whiskies are offered as a range of vintages.

The ties with Berry Bros run deep, for during the 1920s they released Cutty Sark, the number one top-selling blended Scotch in America, in which Glenrothes is a major component. The Glenrothes distillery was founded in 1878 by James Stuart and Co. The group had licensed Macallan a decade prior. James Stuart, a principle of the group, left to focus his efforts on the Macallan distillery and three remaining members of the syndicate; William Grant, Robert Dick and John Cruickshank, formed William Grant and Co. Production commenced in 1879.

In 1887, William Grant and Co merged with Islay Distillery Co to form Highland Distillers Company. This included the Glenrothes distillery, as well as the Northern Ìleach distillery, Bunnahabhain. The capacity was increased with the addition of further stills in 1898. A year prior to this, the distillery had suffered a devastating conflagration.

In 1922, Glenrothes experienced another disastrous fire; the No 1 bonded warehouse was destroyed and with it, 2,500 casks of Scotch whisky was set ablaze. During the latter part of the 20th century the Glenrothes distillery was gradually extended until the final two stills were installed in 1989. The official range is good and there have been several independent releases to boot.

The Glenrothes 18 Year Old - Soleo Collection

70cl, 43%

18 year old single malt from Glenrothes, released as part of the Soleo Collection. This series was named after the process of sun-drying grapes for the production of sherry in Jerez, and as such you…  More info

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$106.98
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The Glenrothes 1995 (bottled 2016) - American Oak

70cl, 45%

A 1995 vintage single malt from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, which has been aged exclusively in American oak casks seasoned with dry Oloroso Sherry and bottled in 2016. Richly creamy with…  More info

The Glenrothes 1995 (bottled 2016) - American Oak
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$105.87

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 35481) - The Single Malts of Scotland

70cl, 44.5%

A 26 year old single malt from the gorgeous Glenrothes distillery, independently bottled as part of the Single Malts of Scotland range. This whisky was distilled in November 1990 and set aside to…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 35481) - The Single Malts of Scotland
$123.28

The Glenrothes 10 Year Old - Soleo Collection

70cl, 40%

The entry level expression from the Glenrothes Soleo Collection, named for the sun-drying process for grapes destined to become sherry in Jerez - so expect a focus on sherried deliciousness here.…  More info

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$39.08
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The Glenrothes 12 Year Old - Soleo Collection

70cl, 40%

12 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, released as part of the Soleo Collection. This range takes its name from the process of sun-drying grapes in Jerez for sherry production, so it…  More info

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$43.84
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The Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut - Soleo Collection

70cl, 48.8%

The Whisky Maker's Cut expression from Glenrothes' Soleo Collection is completely matured in first-fill sherry seasoned casks, resulting in punchy notes of orange, cinnamon and dried fruit. The whole…  More info

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$53.49
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The Glenrothes 1992 - Second Edition (bottled 2015)

70cl, 44.3%

The first edition of GLenrothes 1992 was released in 2004, but a portion was held back to mature further. This is that whisky.  More info

The Glenrothes 1992 - Second Edition (bottled 2015)
$176.53
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Glenrothes 43 Year Old 1973 (cask 11099) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 41.8%

If you would have though that maintaining a series called the Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve would have been difficult... I gotta say that Signatory aren't really any showing signs of that…  More info

Glenrothes 43 Year Old 1973 (cask 11099) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$738.23

The Glenrothes 25 Year Old - Soleo Collection

70cl, 43%

The Soleo Collection from Glenrothes takes its name from the process of sun-drying grapes for sherry making in Jerez, so you're in for a sherried treat here. The range also eschews the vintages as…  More info

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$343.06
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Glenrothes 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13132) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

50cl, 48.4%

A fabulously sherried Glenrothes, distilled in February 2005 and then left to age in a single sherry butt for the next 14 years. In April 2019, the Speysider was bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old…  More info

Glenrothes 14 Year Old 2005 (cask 13132) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$78.20

Glenrothes 11 Year Old - Discovery (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

An 11 year old Glenrothes which has been bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for its Discovery bottling series. The series separates single malts into three categories, 'Sherry', 'Smoky' or 'Bourbon' to…  More info

Glenrothes 11 Year Old - Discovery (Gordon & MacPhail)
$52.47

The Glenrothes 1976 (cask 2677) (bottled 2015)

70cl, 47.4%

A 1976 vintage Glenrothes from back when the distillery was home to only six stills - they currently have ten stills! This was filled into second-fill American oak hogshead #2677 in February 1976 and…  More info

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$931.90
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Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

7 year old Glenrothes single malt, matured in a single puncheon cask from 2011 to 2018. Following maturation, this whisky was bottled by the clever folks at Càrn Mòr for the Strictly Limited range. A…  More info

Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2011 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
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$44.85

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 13332) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A Provenance bottling of Glenrothes single malt, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. This one matured in a single hogshead cask for 10 years, from May 2009 to May 2019, and was then bottled with…  More info

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 13332) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$47.12

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 909700) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 52.8%

A 20 year old Glenrothes, matured in a single sherry butt from 1995 to 2018. After its maturation, the whisky was bottled up as part of the Artist #8 Sherry series for La Maison du Whisky - a…  More info

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 909700) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky)
$334.23

Glenrothes 28 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 51.9%

Well-aged Glenrothes whisky is a delciious thing - so we're rather thrilled to show off our very own bottling of 28 year old Glenrothes single malt! This expression was distilled in 1989 and matured…  More info

Glenrothes 28 Year Old 1989 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$230.44
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Auld Scots Bakery 1996 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Glenrothes single malt, independently bottled by Wemyss Malts. This expression was allowed to mature from 1996 to 2018 in a hogshead cask before being bottled at 46% ABV with an outturn…  More info

Auld Scots Bakery 1996 (bottled 2018) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)
$112.51

Glenrothes 6 Year Old 2013 (cask 13100) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

An indie bottling of Glenrothes, distilled in 2013 and placed in a single sherry puncheon. Six years passed, and Douglas Laing cracked open the cask and bottled the single malt for the Provenance…  More info

Glenrothes 6 Year Old 2013 (cask 13100) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$46.04

Glenrothes 12 Year Old - Founder's Collection (The Whisky Baron)

70cl, 57%

A lovely treat in the form of a well-sherried Glenrothes, distilled back in May 2006. The single malt spent its next 12 years in a single first-fill sherry butt until The Whisky Baron deemed it was…  More info

Glenrothes 12 Year Old - Founder's Collection (The Whisky Baron)
$107.15

Glenrothes 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.7%

That Boutique-y Whisky Company has gone and independently bottled another gorgeous Glenrothes single malt! This time, they've got their hands on a 28 year old whisky from the distillery in Speyside,…  More info

Glenrothes 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$157.54
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Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 12377) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.5%

Another cracking release from Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range - this time it's a 21 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery! It was aged in a bourbon hogshead from September…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 12377) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$224.68

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 234) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 54.3%

An indie bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes, aged in a single cask for 18 years. It was distilled in May 1997 and set aside to mature until January 2016, when it was bottled…  More info

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 234) - Mackillop's Choice
$139.31

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 48) - Kingsbury

70cl, 52.3%

Independently bottled single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, aged for 20 years in a single hogshead cask. This comes from the Kingsbury selection of indie bottlings, which are both rather…  More info

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 48) - Kingsbury
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$107.15

Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16207) - The Last Drop

75cl, 47.1%

The Last Drop has done it again with this stunning bottle of Glenrothes, distilled all the way back in October 1969. The single malt was filled into a single bourbon cask #16207, where it stayed for…  More info

Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16207) - The Last Drop
$5,789.03

Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16203) - The Last Drop

75cl, 46.3%

An exceedingly luxurious 1969 vintage Glenrothes, which was filled into bourbon cask #16203 on 27 October 1969. Nearly 50 years of ageing took place until it was bottled by The Last Drop in 2018.…  More info

Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16203) - The Last Drop
$5,789.03

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