Whisky Catalog by Alternative Whisky Academy

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Location : Rothes, Morayshire
Region : Speyside
Country : Scotland
Type : Malt
Distillery :  The Glenrothes Distillery
Rothes, Morayshire AB38 7AA
Phone : 01340-831248
Fax : 01340-831484
Manager : ?

Visitors : (As fare as we know the distillery is not open to visitors.)
Founded : 1878
Owner : Highland Distillers
Producer :  ?
Water : Local springs
Remark : They recieved a Silver medal / award in 1997 from IWSC, best malt over 21 years old (The vintage 1972 bottling.)

From Collins Pocket Refence 'Whisky':
The Glen Rothes Distillery was built in 1878 for William Grant & Sons with the backing of a group of local buisnessmen, including the provost of Rothes. It was bought in 1887 by the Islay distillery company, owners of Bunnahabhain, and then became part of the Highland Distilleries company. They still own the distillery today. Glen Rothes bas been expanded twice in the last thrity years. The Glen Rothes single malt is produced and distributed by Berry Brothers & Rudd, the owner of Cutty Sark whisky, in which Glen Rothes also features.

Source www.bbr.com :

The Glenrothes Distillery, Speyside

The Glenrothes has been producing Speyside Single Malts since 1879. The Glenrothes's distillery is in Rothes in the heart of Speyside which is acknowledged by connoisseurs as the source of Scotland's finest single malts; indeed, it has the highest density of distilleries of any region. This is due to the unusually clement climate experienced in this area and the ample supply of soft water provided by the river Spey.
The Glenrothes is sought-after by Master Blenders across the land as a 'top dresser' for their blends, contributing an extra dimension of elegance, complexity and quality.

The Glenrothes Vintage Malt is the product of one year of distillation. Unlike wine, where climate is key in determining the quality of the vintage, with Single Malts it is the quality of the wood used in the oak casks which is of greatest influence.

Once a prospective Glenrothes vintage malt has been identified, its casks are systematically checked until such time as the malt is judged to be at its best for drinking; then it is bottled.

Normally this ageing process is between 10 and 16 years after distillation, producing a malt characterised by a fruity, spicy nose and a heathery-honeyed palate. On rare occasions, this ageing process can be longer, producing classics with dried fruit character and real mellowness.

 Created by John Ramsey, the Malt Master for The Glenrothes until June 2009, this is a special edition,  the pinnacle of John's blending mastery, and the ultimate product for the Whisky Connoisseur, with only 1,400 bottles available worldwide.

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