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Glenrothes Scotch Whisky Distillery

Glenrothes Distillery, Rothes, Morayshire, AB38 7AA
Tel: +44 (0)1340 872300

Glenrothes Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsEdrington
Location Speyside
Water source Springs in the hills above the distillery.
Stills 5 x wash stills and 5 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 5,500,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Glenrothes Distillery History
1878 W. Grant & Co
1887 Merge with Islay Distillery Co to create Highland Distilleries Ltd
1922 Destroyed by fire
1963 Increase stills from 4 -6
1980 Distillery further extended from 6-10 stills
1982 First discussions between Christopher Berry Green (Director of Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd.) and John Goodwin (MD of Highland Distilleries Ltd) about a Glenrothes Single Malt to be sold and marketed by Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd.
1987 Launch of The Glenrothes 12 year-old Single Malt
1989 A fifth pair of stills are added bringing total capacity to 5.6 million litres a year Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd. purchase and renovate Rothes House on Manse Brae, formerly the manse, home of the Parish Minister
1994 First sales of The Glenrothes Vintage 1979 from the Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd. shop and through exports to Spain
2000 Oversupply in the industry leads to The Glenrothes working six months on and six months off in tandem with Tamdhu. Production cut to 2.8 million litres

Glenrothes Distillery Comments
Contribute to Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse blends - popular with blenders.
Marketed by Berry Bros & Rudd.
One of five distilleries in Rothes.

Glenrothes Distillery Bottlings

Glenrothes Distillery Independent Bottlings

Glenrothes Tasting Notes
Duncan Taylor Cask Strength Glenrothes 1967 35 yr old
Bright gold color. Rich, malty and peaty with a complimenting toffee flavors. Viscous and full-bodied with a long incredibly creamy finish. Excellent!
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