Friday, October 09, 2020


The Glenrothes, has announced the launch of its oldest ever single malt Scotch whisky expression.

The Glenrothes 50 Year Old (48% ABV) was distilled in November 1968, and matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.

The Glenrothes 50 Year Old

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, is said to deliver notes of wood spice, clove, linseed oil, muscovado sugar and jasmine on the nose. Followed by an intensely sweet and spicy palate, with notes of cardamom, fennel seeds, vanilla pods and cedar.

Commenting on the launch, Kerr Arthur, Director of The Glenrothes brand, said: “As our oldest ever release, this 50-year-old is a salute to the loyalty and craft of our distillery team, several of whom have over 40 years’ service. They truly understand the art of whisky making The Glenrothes way and now 50 people will have the privilege of sharing in this milestone release.”

The Glenrothes 50 Year Old (RRP £25,000) is limited to just 50 bottles. Each buyer will be invited to an exclusive experience at The Glenrothes highland estate and distillery, where they will meet the distillery team, many of whom have honed their whisky making skills over the decades that the 50 Year Old was maturing in their warehouses.

Posted by Steve Rush