The 42 is the first whisky of its age to be released by The Glenrothes, and follows the release of its highest age statement to date, the highly sought-after 50 Years Old, in 2020.
To create The 42, The Glenrothes' master whisky maker Laura Rampling blended spirit from four hand-selected casks. Tasting notes supplied by The Glenrothes say the whisky features notes of apricots, almonds, orange peel, coriander seed, and vanilla. The limited edition has been released with a colourful and contoured pack which is designed to represent the terrain around the distillery.
Rampling said: "This 42-year-old whisky epitomises the character of The Glenrothes distillery. 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."
In total, 1,134 bottles of The 42 will be available worldwide with a recommended price of £6,750 per bottle. It will be available from 15 March in the UK via Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, and The Whisky Shop.