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Issue 107 - Quite Extraordinary

Whisky Magazine Issue 107
October 2012


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Quite Extraordinary

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has unveiled a series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s. As a merchant, the role of Berry Bros. & Rudd has always been to select quality wines and spirits for its customers.

The Extraordinary Cask Collection is a continuation of this philosophy.

Since 1994 The Glenrothes has released less than one single cask a year. However, whisky enthusiasts around the world have expressed a demand for more, older, rarer bottlings.

Such has been the popularity of Glenrothes spirit among the whisky industry's master blenders that, unlike some distillers, there are no remaining parcels of ancient stock either at the distillery or in the Berry Bros. & Rudd inventory.

However, a cache of casks of unimpeachable provenance came to the attention of Ronnie Cox, Brands Heritage Director.

After a lengthy process of assessment, a small number of these casks was selected as The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask Collection.

Ronnie Cox expounds: “Extraordinary is a term associated with the heritage of the wines sourced and endorsed by Berry Bros.

& Rudd. It applies equally to these casks selected for their personality and excellence, allowing them to stand alone as examples of the supremacy of The Glenrothes bloodline.

The first of these is a whisky distilled in 1970 which, in keeping with The Glenrothes' philosophy to bottle at peak maturity, is now ready to be committed to glass. The anticipation for this release is such tha...

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