10 vintages in latest Glenrothes addition

08 October, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd has released a new whisky made from 10 vintages of aged spirit from its Glenrothes distillery on Speyside.

Vintage Reserve includes spirit made and laid down in 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Technically, it could be labelled as a 25-year-old but brand heritage director Ronnie Cox said BBR preferred to do things differently with Glenrothes.

“Unlike other malts that bottle by age, we choose whiskies that represent the best of a particular year and marry them together when they are ready,” said Cox.

“Whisky enthusiasts want to know what they are buying and we are happy to oblige by being open and transparent about the 10 vintages assembled together for Vintage Reserve, our most complex Reserve to date.”

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve is bottled at 40% abv will be released worldwide next year after an initial launch in Taiwan.




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