The Glenrothes has just unveiled a new four decade old whisky, The 42. The Speyside distillery plans to release just 1,134 bottles of the quadragenarian Scotch.
To create the 42, the brand used a combination of four hand-selected casks from The Glenrothes Estate. Master whisky maker Laura Rampling selected the liquid.
“This 42-year-old whisky epitomises the character of The Glenrothes distillery,” said Rampling “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.”
Bottled at 43% ABV, the whisky delivers sun-ripened apricots, sugared almonds, orange peel and coriander seed aromas. The palate finds creamy vanilla, honeycomb, and fragrant orange oil, with a lingering finish.
“The Glenrothes 42 captures a true moment in time that celebrates generations of excellence, honours patience and evokes the vitality of Rothes,” brand director Kerr Arthur.
The 700ml bottling is priced at available for £6,750 each ($8,151 USD) and will be available beginning on March 15 in the UK, from Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and The Whisky Shop.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last year, The Glenrothes has unveiled a 36-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky with an interactive NFT artwork that unlocks real-life experiences across the globe.
In fall 2020, The Glenrothes has unveiled a 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, the oldest whisky the Speyside distillery has ever released.