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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 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery in Rothes. After maturing for 8 years in a combination of refill Sherry hogsheads and refill bourbon barrels,…  More info

Glenrothes 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$36.48

Glenrothes 1987 (bottled 2005)

70cl, 43%

This is a 1987 vintage Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in the 9 year period when the distillery had 8 stills (the distillery had been upgraded from 6 to 8 stills in 1980 and…  More info

Glenrothes 1987 (bottled 2005)
$148.37

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 56.90%

This single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery comes to us by way of WM Cadenhead's Small Batch range of independently bottled whiskies. The Speyside spirit was placed in bourbon…  More info

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$110.09

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 7886) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 53.40%

26 year old Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled for the A Rare Find range by Gleann Mór. This Speysider was distilled in June 1998 and allowed to mature for 26 years, before…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 7886) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
$237.87

Glenrothes 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10564) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%

Single cask Glenrothes single malt, bottled for Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. This creamy, biscuit-y, vanilla-y whisky was distilled in September 1997 and left to mature in cask #10564 for 17…  More info

Glenrothes 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10564) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$89.56

Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2011)

70cl, 43%

Described by Glenrothes' Brand Heritage Director, Ronnie Cox as "a fantastic reminder of how beautifully The Glenrothes ripens from vibrant, zesty youth to rich, full-bodied maturity." This is a…  More info

Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2011)
8
$422.00

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 11192) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 54.80%

This is a Celebration of the Cask Black Gold bottling of Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky; matured in a Sherry hogshead from June 1989 to March 2014. A very Sherried release of 266 bottles of…  More info

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 11192) - Celebration of the Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr)
2
$262.20

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 10141) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.30%

26 year old single malt from the picturesque Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. It may not be in one of those fancy egg-shaped bottles Glenrothes are known for, but it's still a handsome chap,…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 10141) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
$273.09

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10325) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Though this Glenrothes only spent ten years in a single Shery butt, it certainly took on plenty of colour from the cask, and surely plenty of wonderful Sherried character, too! It was distilled by…  More info

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 10325) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$57.15

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 54.20%

We are proud to present a single cask release of 25 year old Glenrothes single malt, bottled by us! It was distilled in June 1988, matured in a refill bourbon barrel and bottled in February 2014.…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

Matured in a single Sherry butt with an outturn of 782 bottles, this 9 year old Glenrothes would be the perfect whisky for having with your breakfast. Outside of a Tiffany's jewellery store. Probably.  More info

Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
2
$55.36

Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 (cask 10191) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 61.20%

Distilled in Spring 2004 and bottled in the Winter of 2013, this 9 year old Glenrothes was matured in a single Sherry butt and exhibits maturity beyond its years. Part of Douglas Laing's Provenance…  More info

Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 (cask 10191) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
4
$83.48

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10275) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.50%

Rich, spiced and fruity Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Douglas Laing for the award-winning Old Particular range of independently bottled whiskies. It was matured for 21 years, from…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 10275) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$122.62

Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 3523) - (Adelphi)

70cl, 67.50%

Despite being only 7 years old, this single cask Glenrothes single malt has taken on an astonishing amount of colour, which can be attributed to the apparently very active first fill ex-Sherry…  More info

Glenrothes 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 3523) - (Adelphi)
1
$88.49

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9242) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

16 years sat in a Sherry cask has imparted a slight rosy hue to this Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, which has been independently bottled by the fine folks at Signatory. Expect some sweet,…  More info

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9242) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$58.93

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 24382) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.90%

Bottled by Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection, a range of vintage whiskies presented at their natural strengths, this Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1989 comes from cask 24382, a refill…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 24382) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$110.55

Glenrothes 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

An 8 year old bottled by Gordon and MacPhail, this Glenrothes single malt was aged in refill sherry casks.  More info

Glenrothes 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$30.13

Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2004 (cask 9212) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This is an 8 year old Glenrothes from the Provenance range and, despite the dearth of its years, it has a very deep, rich colour, thanks to a maturation in a single sherry butt. This was distilled in…  More info

Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2004 (cask 9212) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$56.77

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9241) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Matured in a single sherry butt for 16 years, this independently bottled Glerothes single malt is chock-a-block with gorgeous sherried notes. It was bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered…  More info

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (cask 9241) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$52.17

Glenrothes 10 Years Old 2001 (cask 7964) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This Glenrothes was bottled from an ex-Bourbon cask at ten years of age in 2011 for Douglas Laing's Provenance series.  More info

Glenrothes 10 Years Old 2001 (cask 7964) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$82.03

Glenrothes 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A single cask 8 year old Glenrothes presented in a handsome late 1800s-style ceramic decanter from Douglas Laing. Also an excuse for some subtle alliteration. "The Epicurean, Efficacious,…  More info

Glenrothes 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)
$142.93

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1991 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.60%

A cask-strength Glenrothes, distilled in March of 1991 and aged for 21 years in cask 5155 before bottling by Duncan Taylor in June of 2012. A release of just 236 numbered bottles of fabulous single…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1991 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$154.40

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 6178) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This 18 year old single cask was matured in a first fill Sherry butt, which held 775 bottles worth of delicious whisky when it was disgorged in August 2013. Bottled by Signatory for their…  More info

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 6178) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$52.17

Glenrothes 17 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

This whisky hails from Glenrothes and was bottled by Signatory in 2012. Glenrothes suffered substantial damage thanks to an explosion in 1903 and then after a fire in 1922.  More info

Glenrothes 17 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$48.01

Glenrothes 22 Year Old 1989 Cask 24378 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.30%

This was distilled at the Glenrothes distillery in December 1989 before a 22 year maturation in a refill sherry butt. It was bottled by Signatory in late 2012 and comes at natural cask strength.…  More info

Glenrothes 22 Year Old 1989 Cask 24378 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$88.74

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