The Glenrothes launches 1969 vintage whisky

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

25 November 2015

Speyside distillery The Glenrothes has revealed its latest launch in its Extraordinary Single Cask Collection, and it’s a whisky that was distilled all the way back in 1969.

The whisky is the fourth release in the series, and is called The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask 1969 #11483. The barrel – a second-fill hogshead – only yielded 69 bottles, making this an incredibly rare drop.

It’s a delicate, honeyed dram, with distinct honeysuckle aromas, along with some citrus and gingerbread, which develops into sweeter caramel and vanilla flavours, with just a whisper of cured meat on the finish.

Bottled in February 2014 at cask strength (43.8% abv), the whisky is non-chill filtered and will be available to buy in February 2016.

£4,000, Berry Bros & Rudd, 020 7022 8973

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