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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 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 35484) - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)

70cl, 49.4%

An indie bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from an excellent Speyside distillery - Glenrothes. This 23 year old single cask whisky was distilled in November 1990 and left to mature in bourbon…  More info

Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 35484) - Single Malts of Scotland (Speciality Drinks)
$94.27

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 91821) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 50%

19 year old single malt from the Glenrothes distillery, which has been finished in a Pedro Ximénez cask. It was distilled back in January 1997 and bottled in June 2016 by Ian Macleod for their…  More info

Glenrothes 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 91821) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)
$94.39

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

70cl, 56.9%

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)

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

70cl, 53.9%

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)

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 30 year old from the Glenrothes distillery, aged in first fill sherry casks, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19014) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.7%

Ooh, 25 year old Glenrothes here, bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. This Speyside single malt was allowed to age in a single hogshead cask from September 1990 to January 2016,…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 19014) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

This was distilled at the Glenrothes distillery in June 1990 and aged for 21 years in a single refill butt before bottling in September 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. A release of 328…  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1985

70cl, 43%

Distilled on 21st July 1985 and bottled on the 31st May 2005, a superb Speyside single malt from Glenrothes.  More info

Glenrothes 20 Year Old 1985
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Glenrothes 1996 (bottled 2014) (cask 14028) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 55.5%

A single cask Glenrothes, bottled by Malts of Scotland. It was distilled in 1996, lovingly matured in a Sherry hogshead and bottled in 2014 at 55.5% ABV. Yummy Sherried Glenrothes - perfect…  More info

Glenrothes 1996 (bottled 2014) (cask 14028) - Malts of Scotland

Kumquat Cluster 1993 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

Another wonderful Wemyss Malts bottling of single malt Scotch whisky - this one comes from the Glenrothes distillery in the Speyside region. It was distilled in 1993 and left to mature in a single…  More info

Kumquat Cluster 1993 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)
$101.92

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (Cask 15717) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 56.2%

This is a Gleann Mór bottling of 16 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the wonderful Glenrothes distillery. It was distilled in October 1997 and set aside to mature in cask #15717 for 16 years,…  More info

Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 (Cask 15717) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54%

This was distilled at Glenrothes in May of 1987 and aged for 25 years in a single cask (cask 5839) before bottling in May of 2012. A release of 237 bottles at natural cask strength, bottled for…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

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

70cl, 51.5%

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)

Glenrothes 1961 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

A rare bottling from the Glenrothes distillery, distilled in 1961 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail as part of their Rare Old whisky range.  More info

Glenrothes 1961 - Rare Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

Glenrothes 32 Year Old 1975 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A spicy, woody Glenrothes single cask. This was distilled in December 1975, matured for 32 years in a refill hogshead before bottling by Douglas Laing in August 2008. A release of 253 bottles.  More info

Glenrothes 32 Year Old 1975 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 52.3%

A Small Batch bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenrothes distillery, aged for 26 years (from 1989 to 2015). We have WM Cadnehead to thank for bottling this tasty Speyside expression -…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1989 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

Glenrothes 18 Years Old 1993 (cask 7958) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.2%

This Glenrothes has been bottled from a single cask by Douglas Laing for their Director's Cut series. Glenrothes is a classic Speyside whisky from the town of Rothes.  More info

Glenrothes 18 Years Old 1993 (cask 7958) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 31871) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.3%

A single cask Glenrothes from Duncan Taylor, bottled in May 2013 after a 21 year maturation as part of the Dimensions range. 191 bottles were produced.  More info

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 31871) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

Ginger Spice 1988 - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

70cl, 46%

Another corker from Wemyss. Distilled in 1988 and aged for 25 years in a single Sherry butt. Ginger spice abounds. Can't help but think they've got the flavour descriptor bob on here. 660 bottles…  More info

Ginger Spice 1988 - Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)
$120.02

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)

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)
$123.98

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)
$127.48

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

70cl, 54.2%

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 40 Year Old 1968 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.2%

A beautiful natural cask strength Glenrothes, aged for a whopping 40 years, this was bottled for Duncan Taylor's prestigious Lonach range. Very good indeed, and utterly astonishing value for money.  More info

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1968 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1991 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.6%

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)

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