Glenrothes unveils Vintage 2004 single maltBy Nicola Carruthers
Edrington-owned single malt Scotch brand The Glenrothes has introduced a “rare” 2004 vintage to the US market.
Limited to 3,150 bottles, The Glenrothes Vintage 2004 is made from a selection of American oak Sherry-seasoned casks laid down in 2004.
The expression is described as having notes of mango, citrus, “fudge-like” honey and “sweet, oaky vanilla”.
“The vintage releases from The Glenrothes are always highly anticipated by the team at the distillery,” said Alasdair Anderson, distillery manager for The Glenrothes.
“The Vintage 2004 is among the best I’ve tasted, with a real sweetness from the Sherry casks adding the signature fruity Glenrothes spirit.”
The expression is available from specialty spirits retailers in the US at an RRP of US$65.00 per 750ml.
Based in Rothes in Speyside, all of Glenrothes’ single malts are bottled as vintages – whisky distilled and put in cask in a single year, then bottled as either a ‘Reserve’ or ‘Vintage’ when judged to be at its peak of maturity, character and flavour.
In May last year, Berry Bros & Rudd sold The Glenrothes single malt whisky brand back to Edrington after seven years of ownership.