Berry Bros. & Rudd is proud to unveil a limited collection of
single cask bottlings from the lates 1960s and early 1970s. The
Single Cask is something that we at The Glenrothes bottle
rarely- indeed, since 1994, an average of less than one a year.
The reason is that, generally, two or more good casks deliver
greater complexity than one single cask but, just occasionally,
casks are found with such personality and such excellence that
they can stand alone as examples of supremacy of the bloodline.
However, recently a small cache of casks of unimpeachable
provenance came to the attention of Ronnie Cox. After a lengthy
process of assessment, a small number of these casks was
selected as being worthy of being bottled as The Glenrothes. The
first of these casks to be bottled is the Single Cask 1970
The hallmarks of The Glenrothes are quality and purity,
evident in the beautifully-balanced, elegant and well-mannered
single malt with peerless texture, perfectly expressed by this
single cask bottling. The spirit was distilled on July 6th 1970.
Cask #10573, an ex-bourbon hogshead, yielded just 179 bottles at
a natural strength of 40.6% alcohol by volume. It was
transferred to glass on April 2nd 2012.
As with the making of single malt Scotch whisky, the
materials used in the packaging of The Glenrothes Single Cask
are kept to a minimum - only crystal glass, brass, leather and
oak have been used. Every element of the design exudes
understated elegance; where ostentation and over-elaboration is
commonplace, The Glenrothes displays proud and quiet confidence.
The shape of the instantly recognisable Glenrothes bottle has
been enhanced further, using hand-blown lead crystal. A plaque
made of polished brass is applied to just one front facet:
engraved with the year of distillation and the bottle number to
ensure the uniqueness and authenticity of each individual
The Glenrothes is also recognisable by its tasting notes
label - in this instance it has been positioned around the neck
of the decanter to leave the body perfectly unadulterated. The
label is hand-signed by the Malt Master, Gordon Motion, and
numbered and dated thus ensuring each bottle is identifiable and
unique. The outer case is fine, hand-crafted leather,
reminiscent of luxury travel luggage. Each bottle comes with its
own oak plinth, made from solid Scottish oak, for display