About The Glenrothes 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (G&M Bottling)
Situated adjacent to the Burn of Rothes in the Speyside region of Scotland, The Glenrothes
Distillery was founded in 1879 by James Stuart, who had previously been employed at The Macallan Distillery. The distillery's history is marred by tragedy — in 1897, construction workers who were attempting to expand the capacity of the distillery started a fire that consumed much of the distillery's infrastructure and equipment. Twenty-five years later, a fire at the distillery's original warehouse caused the loss of 200,000 gallons of maturing whisky. Despite having lost ten copper-pot stills in various accidents since its founding, the Glenrothes Distillery is now a picture of harmony and tranquility.
Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from plump, ripe Scottish barley that is malted and fermented for up to 55 hours using water sourced from the Ardcanny and Brauchhill springs (the springs are situated just a few miles upstream from the distillery). Following fermentation, the grains are twice distilled through Glenrothes' copper-pot stills. The stills, which were designed and fashioned to be exact replicas of the original stills installed in 1879, are incredibly tall and uniquely shaped, which contributes to the overall light and sweet flavor of the whisky. After distillation, The Glenrothes' stillmen remove the heads and tails of the distillate and preserve only the "hearts"for maturation (the hearts comprise less than 20% of the entire distillate).
Glenrothes 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (G&M Bottling) was distilled in 1973 and matured for forty years in first fill sherry casks. As a result of this incredibly long maturation process, the whisky has an aroma of toasted malt, ripe fruits, pears and heathered honey. Notes of dark plums, espresso beans, berries and dark chocolate dominate the palate, and lead to a finish accented by hints of vanilla, milk chocolate, citrus and butterscotch.
In addition to a forty year-old bottle of Scotch whisky, this feature includes a unique nosing and tasting glass. Pick up a gift set today!
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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