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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.

Glenrothes Robur Reserve 1l

100cl, 40%

Glenrothes Robur Reserve is a fabulous little travel retail exclusive, named for European of Spanish oak, Quercus Robur. This is aged with a good proportion of first fill Oloroso sherry casks…  More info

Glenrothes Robur Reserve 1l
7
$69.45

Darkness! Glenrothes 26 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish

50cl, 52%

Having spent 26 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, the Darkness! team didn't hesitate to move this whisky into a single rebuilt 50 litre Oloroso cask for the final months of its maturation. It's what…  More info

Darkness! Glenrothes 26 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish
1
$165.54

Glenrothes 1995 (bottled 2014)

70cl, 43%

From one of Speyside's finest distilleries - the wonderful Glenrothes - comes this 1995 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in American oak and Spanish oak casks, then bottled…  More info

Glenrothes 1995 (bottled 2014)
$102.69

The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

70cl, 40%

A combination of ten vintages from Glenrothes, using whiskies that are said to some of the finest examples of their individual vintages. The first release was made up of whiskies from 1989 (said to…  More info

The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
1
$47.55

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19013) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54%

25 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, one of Speyside's finest. It was distilled in September 1990, matured in a hogshead and bottled in October 2015 with an outturn of 221 bottles.…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19013) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$105.69

Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2014)

70cl, 43%

A 1988 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. Matured in a mixture of Spanish Sherry oak and American oak casks, this whisky has developed a great deal of…  More info

Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2014)
1
$418.19

Glenrothes 1998 (bottled 2014)

70cl, 43%

The latest core expression from the Glenrothes catalogue, this 1998 vintage follows on from the previous 1994. The first bottling made with Gordon Motion as the Glenrothes Malt Master.  More info

Glenrothes 1998 (bottled 2014)
5
$72.33

Glenrothes Alba Reserve

70cl, 40%

A surprising release from Glenrothes - this is comprised entirely of ex-Bourbon whiskies (matured in Bourbon casks). The name Alba makes reference to Quercus Alba, the Latin name for American Oak.…  More info

Glenrothes Alba Reserve
$48.29

Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve

70cl, 40%

The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve was introduced to the Speyside distillery's core range in 2014, and it's definitely one for the Sherry lovers out there, as this is the first single malt from…  More info

Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve
$66.28

Glenrothes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.90%

That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s first batch of Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky features the Rothes Cemetery (which is next door to the distillery), with its gravestones turning black from the…  More info

Glenrothes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$96.64

Glenrothes Select Reserve

70cl, 43%

A non vintage from the Glenrothes distillery, selected by the Glenrothes Malt Master, John Ramsay. Select Reserve is a great value for money single malt, it exhibits the wonderful spicy house style.  More info

Glenrothes Select Reserve
50
$44.07

Glenrothes Oldest Reserve

70cl, 43%

For the Glenrothes Oldest Reserve, the distillery in Speyside has combined well-aged whisky from a variety of years to create a rather special, exciting dram. The years are as follows: 1967, 1972,…  More info

Glenrothes Oldest Reserve
$240.07

Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

All right, more Wemyss bottlings with very specific names! This one comes from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, distilled in 1988 and left to mature in a single butt. The cask was opened in…  More info

Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)
$143.00

Glenrothes 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 7856) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 50.60%

An independent bottling of 27 year old Glenrothes malt whisky matured in a single cask from June 1988 to September 2015. Part of Gordon & Company's Golden Pearl range of well-aged malt whiskies, it…  More info

Glenrothes 27 Year Old 1988 (cask 7856) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)
$458.75

Glenrothes 2001

70cl, 43%

This edition of the Glenrothes range is their 2001 vintage single malt Scotch comes in the Speyside company's redesigned packaging. Ronnie Cox, the director at Berry Bros. & Rudd calls it…  More info

Glenrothes 2001
5
$64.01

Glenrothes 1971 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Cor, look at this - a 1971 vintage Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the MacPhail's Collection by Gordon & MacPhail. A very well Sherried Speysider, this one. It also comes…  More info

Glenrothes 1971 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$518.18

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12122) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 47.80%

A rather interesting indie bottling of Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky - this was matured in a wine seasoned barrel! After 18 years of ageing (from September 1997 to November 2015), it was…  More info

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12122) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$90.91

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10784) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.60%

25 year old Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry butt. This was distilled back in June 1990 and bottled in June 2015 with an outturn of 285 bottles. This comes to us via…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10784) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$269.94

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 56.50%

Hunter Laing, Stewart Laing's new company after he and his brother split Douglas Laing's assets between them, have released their first Old & Rare bottlings. It as label that has always been reserved…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$250.92

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside; matured in a single cask. The cask was filled in 1997 and opened in 2014, when the whisky was bottled for the Coopers…  More info

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$74.65

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 10435) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

Single cask Glenrothes, taken from refill cask #10435, which matured the whisky for 16 years. It was filled in December 1997 and emptied in April 2014 by Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask range.…  More info

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 10435) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$99.21

Buttered Tealoaf 1997 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

An independently bottled Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, presented by Wemyss Malts. It was distilled in 1997 and matured in a single hogshead until 2014, when it was bottled at 46% with an…  More info

Buttered Tealoaf 1997 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)
$99.21

Glenrothes Minister's Reserve

70cl, 43%

The Glenrothes Minister's Reserve is on the higher end of their Travel Retail range, made with well-matured single malt, most of which was aged in Spanish oak casks. An excellent expression,…  More info

Glenrothes Minister's Reserve
$193.02

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10242) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Single cask Sherried Glenrothes, matured in a refill Sherry butt for 10 years. It was put into said Sherry butt by the distillers in Speyside in spring 2004 and left to mature until autumn 2014, when…  More info

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10242) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$76.33

Glenrothes John Ramsay Legacy

70cl, 46.70%

A very special whisky from Glenrothes, named for their outgoing malt master John Ramsay. This whisky is the best of the best; John selected twenty second fill American oak casks and vatted them…  More info

Glenrothes John Ramsay Legacy
$1001.64

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