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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 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5113) (Adelphi)

70cl, 55.5%

This right here is an independently bottled Glenrothes single malt, aged in a single cask for quarter of a century! It was distilled back in 1991 and left to mature for 25 years until 2016, when…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 5113) (Adelphi)
$195.95

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2015) (cask 13) Graham's Port Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection

70cl, 57.7%

A Port cask finished Glenrothes single malt, released by the Speyside-based distillery as part of their Wine Merchant's Collection. Each expression is finished in casks from well-known producers -…  More info

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2015) (cask 13) Graham's Port Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection
$206.64

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 13093) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

An Old Malt Cask bottling of 20 year old Glenrothes single malt, matured in a refill hogshead from July 1996 to November 2016. 180 bottles were produced, presented at 50% ABV.  More info

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 13093)  - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$88.67

Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 70010242) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)

70cl, 64.3%

Distilled at Glenrothes on 24th September 2007 and bottled by A.D. Rattray 7th September 2016, this Speyside single malt spent well over 8 years in a single Sherry butt, finally yielding 607 bottles.  More info

Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 70010242) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)
$57.35

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 14341) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

Another Murray McDavid bottling that started life in a bourbon cask before being transferred to a wine barrique, this time from the Jurançon region. The outturn was 255 at a bottling strength of 46%.  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 14341) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$146.48

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 52.6%

Single cask single malt from the excellent Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, independently bottled by our fair hands for our very own Single Cask Series. This 25 year old whisky was distilled in…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2016) (cask 8) Ridge Vineyards Wine Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection

70cl, 55.1%

1992 vintage Glenrothes single malt, finished in a cask that previously held Zinfandel wine from California's Ridge Vineyards. This was bottled in 2016 and released as part of The Wine Merchant's…  More info

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2016) (cask 8) Ridge Vineyards Wine Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection
$206.64

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.)
$73.28

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2016) (cask 15) St. Lucia Rum Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection

70cl, 55.8%

Rum cask-finished whisky isn't all that common, but it's always an interesting tipple. As it happens, Glenrothes have gone and released a 1992 vintage whisky finished in casks casks that previously…  More info

Glenrothes 1992 (bottled 2016) (cask 15) St. Lucia Rum Cask Finish - The Wine Merchant's Collection
$206.64

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 19020) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.1%

A Signatory bottling of 26 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery, aged in a hogshead cask from September 1990 to January 2017. Following that, it was bottled at cask…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1990 (cask 19020) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$96.96

Glenrothes 1979 (bottled 1994)

70cl, 43%

Glenrothes is a classic Speyside whisky and this bottling offers up some aged delights from 1979, no less. Please nose: Unfortunately the back label and presentation tube has suffered a bit of…  More info

Glenrothes 1979 (bottled 1994)
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Glenrothes 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 11170) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A single cask bottling of 12 year old Glenrothes, aged in a Sherry butt from May 2004 to June 2016 before being bottled by Douglas Laing. We do love a well-Sherried Glenrothes here at MoM Towers... A…  More info

Glenrothes 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 11170) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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$66.67

Glenrothes 27 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 53.7%

An indie bottling from the brilliant Glenrothes distillery, aged for 27 years - from 1989 to 2016. Following that rather lengthy maturation, it was bottled by WM Cadenhead for the Small Batch range,…  More info

Glenrothes 27 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 - Claxton's

70cl, 53.7%

Very well Sherried single malt from Speyside's Glenrothes distillery, aged for 19 years in a single Sherry butt. It was independently bottled by Yorkshire-based bottler Claxton's, with an outturn of…  More info

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 - Claxton's

The 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

The Glenrothes 1995 (bottled 2014)

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)

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 15963) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Glenrothes single malt, independently bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. This was distilled in October 1997 and aged for 19 years in a refill Sherry butt until…  More info

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 15963) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$53.88

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 15969) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. It was distilled in October 1997 and left to mature in a single refill Sherry butt for 18 years until the cask was emptied by…  More info

Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 15969) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.1%

A single cask bottling of Glenrothes single malt, which was aged for a quarter of a century! This was distilled in March 1991 and set aside to mature for 25 years until August 2016, when Gleann Mór…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1991 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19011 & 19021) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.8%

A Signatory bottling of 25 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which were filled in September 1990 and cracked open in August 2016. It was bottled…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19011 & 19021) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10955) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

Sherry cask matured Glenrothes from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. Distilled February 2005 and disgorged from the single cask in December 2015, the outturn was 715 bottles.  More info

Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10955) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Spiced Rum Baba 1988 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

This is an independently bottled Glenrothes, matured in a single butt cask from 1988 to 2015, and was then bottled by Wemyss Malts. They've given it a name based on its flavour profile and inspired…  More info

Spiced Rum Baba 1988 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19012) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.7%

Distilled at Glenrothes in 1990 before a 25 year maturation in a single cask! It was bottled for Signatory's Cask Strength Collection in 2016, and there are just 237 bottles, all at natural cask…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19012) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Chocolate Orange Segment 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

A Wemyss Malts bottling of Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2015. An excellent single cask Speysider, which has been bequeathed the title 'Chocolate Orange…  More info

Chocolate Orange Segment 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

The Glenrothes 1969 (cask 11483)

70cl, 43.8%

Very well-matured single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, distilled in 1969, matured in cask #11483 and bottled in January 2014. Only 69 bottles were produced, and have been very handsomely…  More info

The Glenrothes 1969 (cask 11483)

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