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Glenrothes releases 42YO whisky

Edrington-owned Scotch brand The Glenrothes has debuted The 42 whisky, with only 1,134 bottles available for £6,750 each (US$8,151).

The 42-year-old whisky is said to “epitomise the character of The Glenrothes distillery”

The limited edition whisky has been aged for more than four decades, using a combination of hand-selected casks from The Glenrothes Estate.

The liquid was selected by master whisky maker Laura Rampling.

She said: “This 42-year-old whisky epitomises the character of The Glenrothes distillery.

“These four casks have taken our spirit on a journey of maturation over more than four decades, refining the original delicate and fruity character of our new make spirit without overpowering it.

“Part-science, part-alchemy and a little bit of magic, the result is a beautifully elegant whisky that truly allows the bright and vibrant character of The Glenrothes to sing.”

The 43% ABV whisky presents aromas of sun-ripened apricots, sugared almonds, orange peel and coriander seed on the nose, and creamy vanilla, honeycomb and fragrant orange oil on the palate, with a lingering finish.

Brand director Kerr Arthur said: “The Glenrothes 42 captures a true moment in time that celebrates generations of excellence, honours patience and evokes the vitality of Rothes.”

Inspired by the colour and character of The Glenrothes distillery’s home in the Highlands, the 700ml bottling is available from 15 March in the UK, from Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and The Whisky Shop.

In 2019, the brand unveiled the second bottling from its Exclusive Single Cask Series in travel retail.

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