Thursday, November 26, 2015


Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the launch of a new 1969 vintage single cask bottling, from its award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes.

The Glenrothes 1969 Extraordinary Cask #11483 (43% ABV) has been bottled from a second-fill hogshead cask, which was filled on 31st July 1969.
The Glenrothes 1969 Extraordinary Cask #11483

Limited to 69 bottles, this is the fourth bottling in the series, and follows on from the 2014 release of The Glenrothes Single Cask 1969 #11485, which was limited to 133 bottles.

The Glenrothes 1969 Extraordinary Cask #11483 was launched on Tuesday, at a very special Vintage Vinyl Session at Abbey Road Studios in London, where in the same vintage year of the bottling,The Beatles recorded their last studio album, Abbey Road.

The inaugural Vintage Vinyl Session began with an introduction to the Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask 1969 by host Ronnie Cox, The Glenrothes Brands Heritage Director. Then music specialist Colleen Murphy introduced The Beatles album before guests settled in to listen to the music whilst sampling the new limited vintage release.

The idea behind these sessions is to offer a unique experience, to listen to a specially chosen album made in the same year as the Glenrothes Vintage in its entirety, one that compliments a particular Glenrothes expression and illustrates the connection between Vintage whisky and Vintage music.

Commenting on the launch, Ronnie Cox, said: “There is nothing like the influence of music to enhance this liquid, music is after all an incredibly powerful emotional trigger; Singles, on 45RPM, are like our Single Vintages: good enough to be released on their own. Albums on 33RPM are like our Reserves: A selection of Single Vintages that, when married together, deliver a truly rounded and complete savouring experience: greater even than the sum of their parts.” He goes on, “the 1969, extraordinary cask? Now that’s like a platinum album: that good, that rare”.

The Glenrothes 1969 Extraordinary Cask #11483, will initially be available from Berry Bros. & Rudd, in February 2016, for a RRP of £4,000.

Posted by Steve Rush