The Distillery

The Glenrothes is one of the great Speyside distilleries located in the village of Rothes. It was built in 1878 by James Stuart who at the time worked for the famed Macallan distillery. It released its first whisky in 1879.

Glenrothes gets its water from a private spring called “’The Fairies’ (or Lady’s) Well” which runs nearby. It still uses exact replicas of the stills installed when it was founded, although the numbers have increased to ten in total, five being wash stills, five being spirit stills.

Its malt is well known for its structure and flavor and is partly used in some of the most popular blends in the world, including the Cutty Sark and the Famous Grouse. It is also a bit unusual in the sense that it does not mark its whisky by years but by vintage, the reason being that the distillery releases only when it is satisfied with its spirit, irregardless of how long it has aged. Having said that, independently bottled releases do feature age statements.

Most of its whiskies are matured in sherry casks but some bourbon casks are also used.

Well known for its spicy and rich character, you might want to give Glenrothes a try if you have not already. Exquisite whisky.

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This Glenrothes 11 Year Old is a beautiful single cask expression distilled at the Speyside distillery in 2006 and matured in a sherry butt before being bottled by Douglas Laing for Shinanoya and The Whiskyfind. It brings an array of delicious sherry notes that work wonders on the nose and palate, as well artistic Japanese […]

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The Latest Addition to the Glenrothes Soleo Range! This Glenrothes 18 Year Old is the latest addition to the distillery’s popular ‘Soleo’ range. The range was named after the process of sun-drying grapes for sherry production in Jerez, Spain, and this dram features sherry matured whisky at its core. It starts with sweet vanilla followed […]

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This stunning new 29 Year Old single cask single malt from the brilliant Glenrothes distillery was distilled in 1990 and laid to mature in a single hogshead cask that has imparted a range of delicious notes onto the spirit, before being bottled by Or Sileis in 2019. Butterscotch, buttered toast, melted chocolate and a range […]

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This beautiful Glenrothes 9 Year Old is a single cask whisky that was distilled in Speyside before being matured for just over 9 years and bottled at cask strength as part of the Animal Collection. It features a stunning panda on the label and the liquid inside is equally as majestic. Sweet, sticky and fruity […]

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Glenrothes 26 Year, experience the structure and flavor that has made a mark for the Glenrothes distillery. A 26-year-old single-cask Speyside whisky distilled at Glenrothes in 1990 and bottled at 45.6% after maturing for 26 years. About The Glenrothes Distillery The Glenrothes is one of the great Speyside distilleries located in the village of Rothes […]

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This excellent Glenrothes 1995 single malt was distilled at the famous Speyside distillery and matured in a mix of American oak and Spanish oak casks for around 9 years before bottling in 2014. It brings spiced oak, sweet honey and freshly sliced apples on the nose, before dried cherries, cranberries and cinnamon spice make themselves […]

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