Glenrothes 40 Years Old 1978 - 2019 Limited Release
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Glenrothes 40 Years Old 1978 - 2019 Limited Release

Speyside distillery Glenrothes has released its first 40-year-old single malt, an ‘unrepeatable’ limited edition whisky made using stills that have now been retired from use.

Distilled in 1978 and matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, the whisky has been bottled at 43% abv.

Gordon Motion, master whisky maker at Glenrothes, said: ‘To be able to release some of the last remaining spirit from Glenrothes’ original stills feels like we’re celebrating the end of an era and is incredibly rewarding.

‘This whisky will never exist again – that’s what makes the release of our 40 Year Old so special and highlights the true rarity of this expression.’

The whisky is said to be ‘exquisitely resinous and rich in sweetness’ with notes of ‘orange oil’ on the nose and ‘sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg’ on the palate.


15-12-2019 20:00


Final Bid: £ 2,400.00

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  • Strength: 43%
  • Bottle Size: 70 cl
  • Distillery / Blender: Glenrothes
  • Region: Speyside
  • Bottler: Official Bottling
  • Bottle No: 34
  • Number Bottles Produced: 594
  • Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Sherry
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Approximate Shipping Weight (!): 4.5kg