Last Drop Distillers unveils Glenrothes 1968By Nicola Carruthers
Rare whisky bottler The Last Drop Distillers has released a limited edition Glenrothes single malt, which was distilled in 1968.
The Glenrothes 1968 is the company’s second single malt release and comprises two single casks.
The first cask is limited to 168 bottles, while the second made 141, totalling 309 bottles for the entire release.
Both casks are described as having a “rich almost syrupy sweetness enlivened with zesty spicy notes and a cooling, mentholic after-taste”.
Whisky writer Charles Maclean describes the first cask as “a slight prickle on the nose and a complex, mellow aroma which is at once fruity and herbal – crystallised greengages, dusty dried mixed herbs – with an elusive whiff of scented smoke, a trace of cigar boxes and after a while a hint of candle wax.”
On the second, he said it has a “mellow nosefeel, with slight prickle after a while.
“The highly perfumed initial aroma – scented hand-cream, attar of roses, carnations – reduces in time, infused by notes of almond oil and oak shavings, with a trace of vanilla. A drop of water enhances the wood notes.”
Each bottle is presented in a red leather case with a 50ml miniature. It comes with a tasting book which has additional blank pages for extra notes.
The Glenrothes 1968 has an RRP of £5,400 (US$6,250).