On 28th December 1879 the first pure spirit flowed from the stills at The Glenrothes distillery.
The Glenrothes is an award winning Speyside Single Malt and a pioneer in the whisky industry. All our Single Malt is Vintage Whisky. And when we say Vintage, we don't just mean aged; we mean whisky distilled in a particular year that has reached its peak of maturity, character and flavour.
The flavours of The Glenrothes are exemplified by our distillery House Style - The Select Reserve – a marriage of mature Glenrothes from different years, selected by the Malt Master from The Glenrothes
It’s all about flavour. Take some plump, ripe Scottish barley – steep it in fresh water, then lay it out, turn it, let it germinate before drying it in a kiln: you then have your ‘malted’ barley; next mill it before mixing it with hot water, then mash it to extract the soluble starches.
Our understated rounded bottle is based on the distillery's classic sample bottle. It carries a minimalist label, which is essentially a set of tasting notes from us to you. For a Single Vintage, you'll also find the year of distillation and bottling. And the Malt Master's signature is on every selection to further endorse the sign of excellence. We then frame it in order to exhibit the whisky in all its glory.
The bottle, label and packaging all combine to highlight the quality and style of this impeccable Vintage Single Malt.