BottlesGlenrothes’ New 42-Year-Old Scotch Costs More Than $8,000

Glenrothes’ New 42-Year-Old Scotch Costs More Than $8,000


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.

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