The Glenrothes Distillery was founded in 1878 by James Stuart & Co., and is located in the town of Rothes within the Speyside region. Glenrothes is renowned for their whiskies aged in sherry-seasoned European oak casks, though they also offer bourbon cask-aged products to a much smaller extent. The distillery has endured fires and explosions (remember how flammable their products are!) in 1897, 1903, 1922, 1962 but was able to bounce back each time, and has seen a steady expansion from the original two stills to the current five wash stills and five spirit stills.Since 2018, Glenrothes has replaced its vintage bottlings with non-vintage 10, 12, 18 and 25 years age statements, making this 1988 vintage bottle a real rarity. Aged for almost 23 years, this bottle received the following notes from famed whisky writer Dave Broom: "The hue is deep amber and the nose is equally resonant and rich. This is Glenrothes in its most muscular guise, so that while you have the normal layers of fruity complexity, there is an extra weight. Think of citrus peels, sticky dates, walnuts, and fruit leather. The palate is soft and rolling with light tannin. For me, it's at its best au naturel."
Size: 70 cl
Fill level: Good
With box?: Yes (Note: slight discoloration and wear, see pictures)