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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 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)
$115.64

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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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)
$117.83

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

70cl, 56.20%

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)
$119.96

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, 51.50%

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)
$121.80

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, 52.30%

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)
$129.35

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

70cl, 54.20%

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)
$133.22

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

70cl, 53.30%

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)
$136.21

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)
$141.97

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)
$147.38

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 40 Year Old 1968 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.20%

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, 51.60%

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)
$153.37

Glenrothes 1965 - The MacPhail's (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A Gordon and MacPhail bottling and a 1965 vintage from Glenrothes matured in first fill and refill sherry hogsheads.  More info

Glenrothes 1965 - The MacPhail's (Gordon and MacPhail)

Glenrothes 33 Year Old 1972 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 56.60%

A 33 year old, single cask Glenrothes! This was bottled by Signatory, from single sherry butt number 12368. Just 549 bottles were released, all at cask strength.  More info

Glenrothes 33 Year Old 1972 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54.80%

A spicy, warming single cask Glenrothes from the Dimensions series. This was distilled in May 1987 and was aged in cask 5840 for 24 years before bottling in March 2012. A release of 193 numbered…  More info

Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$169.13

Glenrothes 1982 (Old Bottling)

70cl, 43%

A superb 1982 vintage from Glenrothes, distilled on the 17th April and bottled 14 years later on the 20th August 1996. The distillers describe this as "Ripe, fruity. Vanilla notes." Sounds good to…  More info

Glenrothes 1982 (Old Bottling)
$175.63

Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.10%

Glenrothes, sherry hogshead, only 154 bottles made... what's not to like?  More info

 Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)
$199.02

Glenrothes 41 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 43%

A wonderful palate of creamy fruits, biscuity and strawberry jam, this 41 year old Glenrothes was distilled in 1968 and was bottled for the Peerless range from Duncan Taylor.  More info

Glenrothes 41 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

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)
$236.28

Glenrothes 41 Year Old 1969 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 44.20%

Aged for 41 years, this was distilled in 1969, and was bottled at natural cask strength by Duncan Taylor for their prodigious Peerless range. A fantastic whisky with masses of character.  More info

Glenrothes 41 Year Old 1969 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

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)
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$260.44

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