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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.

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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

The Glenrothes 12 Year Old - Soleo Collection
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$46.44
$37.35

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

The Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut - Soleo Collection
12
$51.69

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

The Glenrothes 10 Year Old - Soleo Collection
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$41.46
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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

The Glenrothes 18 Year Old - Soleo Collection
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$113.48
$96.43

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1996 (casks 3142 & 3143) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.8%

Another superbly well-aged Glenrothes from Signatory, this one was distilled back in March 1996! It spent over two decades ageing in a pair of hogsheads, until two days after its 24th birthday in…  More info

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1996 (casks 3142 & 3143) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$180.76

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1998 (cask 14299) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%

Single cask single malt from the Glenrothes Distillery, independently bottled up by Douglas Laing as part of the excellent Old Particular range. This one was distilled in June 1998 and aged in a…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1998 (cask 14299) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$150.06

The Glenrothes 1978 (bottled 1999)

70cl, 43%

This well-aged Glenrothes single malt was distilled back in February 1978, and left to rest for two decades. It was then bottled in 1999 as a restricted release (like what it says on the label!),…  More info

The Glenrothes 1978 (bottled 1999)
$676.63

Glenrothes 33 Year Old 1987 (cask 100088) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 40.9%

All the way from the Glenrothes Distillery comes a 33 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the marvellous Mackillop's Choice independent bottling range. It was distilled in May 1987 and…  More info

Glenrothes 33 Year Old 1987 (cask 100088) - Mackillop's Choice
$500.38

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)
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$58.16

Glenrothes 12 Year Old 2008 - North Star Spirits

70cl, 62.2%

A sherried Glenrothes here, bottled up by North Star Spirits. This one was distilled in 2008 and allowed to aged until 2020, when it was drawn from a first-fill Oloroso sherry hogshead and bottled at…  More info

Glenrothes 12 Year Old 2008 - North Star Spirits
$130.72

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
$147.78

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)
$82.96

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 7707) - Rest & Be Thankful

70cl, 66.6%

From Glenrothes comes a 10 year old single malt, independently bottled as part of the Rest & Be Thankful range. This one matured in a single bourbon cask from November 2009 to February 2020, and then…  More info

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2009 (cask 7707) - Rest & Be Thankful
$90.93

The Glenrothes Three Decades

70cl, 43%

The Glenrothes has taken whiskies from three decades of vintage releases, and bottled it all up in this Three Decades single malt! Pretty impressive stuff, it's probably the closest thing we'll get…  More info

The Glenrothes Three Decades
$221.76
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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

The Glenrothes 1976 (cask 2677) (bottled 2015)
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$1,028.73
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Glenrothes 20 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50.2%

Tasty Speyside single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, matured for two decades before being bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The label features the ghostly apparition of Biawa 'Byeway'…  More info

Glenrothes 20 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$102.29

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 262) - The Single Cask

70cl, 40.8%

This well-aged single malt was distilled at Glenrothes back in December 1997. After spending over two decades in a single cask, the liquid was bottled just before its 22nd birthday in November 2019.…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1997 (cask 262) - The Single Cask
$153.47

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

The Glenrothes 25 Year Old - Soleo Collection
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$363.73

Glenrothes 1968 (bottled 2018) (cask 13504) - The Last Drop

75cl, 51.3%

The Last Drop have only gone and bottled up a pair of very old single malts from the Glenrothes distillery! These whiskies were drawn from two single casks, both laid down in 1968 and cracked open in…  More info

Glenrothes 1968 (bottled 2018) (cask 13504) - The Last Drop
$6,140.93

Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2013 (cask 13900) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

An indie Glenrothes, bottled up Douglas Laing for the Provenance series. This one was distilled back in January 2013 and left to age in a sherry puncheon for 7 years, before being bottled in February…  More info

Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2013 (cask 13900) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$53.40

The Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2016) - 2nd Edition

70cl, 44.1%

The second release of Glenrothes 1988, which follows on from the first edition released back in 2009. You see, the Glenrothes Malt Master John Ramsey released some of the whisky, but set aside the…  More info

The Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2016) - 2nd Edition
$402.90

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 57) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 51.2%

A cracking Càrn Mòr bottling of 21 year old Glenrothes single malt, released for the Celebration of the Cask range. The whisky was distilled back in October 1996 and left to age in a single butt cask…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 57) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$212.84

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
$6,140.93

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
$6,140.93

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1972 - Restricted Release

70cl, 43%

A Restricted Release Glenrothes, as it says across the label. Distilled all the way back in November 1972, it was left to mature patiently for just under a quarter of a century. At 23 years old, the…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1972 - Restricted Release
$1,250.93

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