Glenrothes

Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky

 

The Glenrothes Distillery is definitely a stranger in the midst among most of the whisky brands.

Most whisky brands usually classify their single malts by the expression of its age, Glenrothes classifies its Single Malt mostly with a stated vintage, a Glenrothes brand signature of great quality which the Glenrothes Distillery still bears with pride. The Glenrothes Select Reserve is just one example of their light-tasting entry vintage editions, and the Glenrothes 20 Years Old Shieldmaiden Lagertha from independent bottler The Duchess, is a delicate and fresh must-have for every whisky collector.

 

Established in Speyside, The Glenrothes Distillery was the second distillery ever build in the city of Rothes. The distillery is located at the foot of the Mannoch Hills adjacent to the Burn of Rothes. Therefore it was called Glenrothes, which is Gaelic for “The Valley of the Rothes”.

 

The Glenrothes Distillery was founded in the year 1878 by James Stuart, a man who made his honored name in the whisky industry as The Macallan Distillery lesser and eventually the distillery owner. On the night of 28 December 1879 when a heavy storm passed over the Scottish Highlands, the first Glenrothes spirit ran of the stills. This date would become a day of both mourning and joy, as this particular night the Tay Bridge collapsed due to major engineering failure, taking the passing train and its passengers to their unfortunate fate.

 

In the year 1887, Glenrothes was acquired by the Highland Distilleries Ltd. At the time, The Glenrothes Distillery found herself in an era of prosperity. More stills were added, and the distillery’s production capacity doubled. In 1922, an unfortunate disaster struck the Glenrothes Distillery, when a fire set blaze that left ashes of desolation in its wake in one of the distillery’s warehouses, by which 200.000 gallons of maturing spirit was destroyed. According to the myth, several whisky casks exploded and whisky flowed into the Rothes Burn. Legend tells us that the Fishes in the Rothes Burn where so intoxicated by the whisky spirit that locals fished them out of the river barehanded.

 

Despite of this mayor setback, nobody was hurt that disastrous day. The lost burnt down warehouses were rebuild and the Glenrothes Distillery rose back to its former glory. Glenrothes was once again distilling at full capacity. A true legend of a distillery that was build to last.

 

The Glenrothes Distillery is currently owned by The Edrington Group.

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Whiskies from Glenrothes

DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
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Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
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We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Glenrothes • 10 Years Old McGibbon's Provenance Cask DMG10242 46% 2004 0,70 3 € 57,00 € 68,97
Glenrothes • 12 Years Old Cooper's Choice 56.3% 2007 0,70 6 € 66,00 € 79,86
Glenrothes • 15 years Old Chieftain's Cask:11894 58.6% 1999 0,75 2 € 78,50 € 94,99
Glenrothes • 1973 Restricted Release 43% 1973 0,70 85 1 € 487,60 € 590,00
Glenrothes • 1973 Restricted Release 43% 1973 0,70 85 1 € 826,45 € 1.000,00
Glenrothes • 1975 Signatory Vintage Beige Ceramic Book Quill Pen 43% (Corck stopper is missing, No original box damaged capsule) 1975 0,75 1 € 268,60 € 325,01
Glenrothes • 1978 Centenary Reserve Gordon & MacPhail 40% 1978 0,70 1 € 165,29 € 200,00
Glenrothes • 1982 Approved: 20.08.96 43% 1982 0,70 86 1 € 165,29 € 200,00
Glenrothes • 1987 Approved: 03.09.98 43% 1987 0,70 1 € 123,97 € 150,00
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old Antique Lions of Spirits The Butterflies 57% 1997 0,70 83 87 4 € 238,75 € 288,89
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old The Duchess Shieldmaiden Lagertha Cask:10/1996 1996 0,02 86 87 10 € 5,00 € 6,05
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old The Duchess Shieldmaiden Lagertha Cask10/1996 52.8% 1996 0,70 86 87 5 € 68,18 € 82,50
Glenrothes • 22 Years Old Cadenhead Small Batch 49.7% 1996 0,70 6 € 82,00 € 99,22
Glenrothes • 30 Years Old The Whisky Trail Retro Cars Cask 18169 46.1% 1989 0,70 1 € 300,00 € 363,00
Glenrothes • John Ramsay 46.7% NV 0,70 92 2 € 578,51 € 700,00


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DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
GGR
Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
Other
BOW
We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Glenrothes • 1978 Restricted Release 43% 1978 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1979 Approved: 05.10.93 43% 1979 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 14 Years Old Signatory Vintage Cask 31142 43% 1989 0,70 87 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 15 Years Old Chieftain's Cask 11894 58.6% 1999 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 16 Years Old Creative Whisky Company Exclusive Malts Bird of Prey label Cask:15717 56.2% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 16 Years Old Signatory Vintage Dumpy Cask 10322 43% 1975 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 19 Years Old Cask:9455 Jurancon Wine Finish 46% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 19 Years Old Cooper's Choice Cask:9153 53.3% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 19 Years Old Eiling Lim 13th Release 50.2% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1969 The MacPhail's Collection 43% 1969 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1972 Restricted Release Approved 26.03.1996 43% 1972 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1979 Approved: 17.09.94 43% 1979 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1982 Approved 07.10.1998 43% 1985 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1982 Approved: 20.08.96 43% 1982 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1982 Signatory Vintage Beige Ceramic Book Quill Pen 43% 1975 0,70 87 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1985 Approved: 20.08.96 43% 1985 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1985 Cooper's Choice 15 Years Old 43% 1985 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1988 Second Edition 44.1% 1988 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1989 Approved: 26.2.00 43% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1989 Approved: 26.2.00 43% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1991 Approved: 24.05.05 43% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1992 Approved 25.01.2004 43% 1992 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1995 American Oak 45% 1995 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 1996 Wemyss Malts Toasted Anise 46% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old Cadenhead Small Batch 56.2% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old Cask:10/1996 52.8% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old Creative Whisky Company Cask:14 54.5% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 20 Years Old The Whisky Fair Limburg 49.8% 1997 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 23 Years Old Hunter Laing Platinum Selection 56.5% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 24 Years Old Càrn Mòr Cask:11192 54.8% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 26 Years Old Signatory Cask Strength Collection Cask 19016 48.9% 1990 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 26 Years Old The Single Malts of Scotland cask:8172 53.8% 1990 0,70 86 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 27 Years Old The Maltman Cask:7476 46% 1989 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 33 Years Old The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. VA.MA. Bergamo Import Distiled: 1967 Bottled: 2000 48.5% 1967 0,70 92 88 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 38 Years Old Duncan Taylor Cask:383 41.5% 1969 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 44 Years Old Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Cask 18440 49.5% 1974 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glenrothes • 7 Years Old Whisky Import Netherlands Cask 2417 56.4% 2000 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • Daily Dram 20 Years Old Poisonous Frog 48.8% 1997 0,70 90 0 sold out
Glenrothes • Glenrothes 23 Years Old The Single Malts of Scotland Distilled: 12.11.1990 Botteld 25.03.2014 Cask: 35484 1 of 210 bottels 49.4% 1990 0,75 85 0 sold out
Glenrothes • Glenrothes 8 Years Old Adelphi Cask:3531 1 Of 312 Bottles 67% 2007 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • Select Reserve 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Glenrothes • Three Decades 43% NV 0,70 0 sold out