The Glenrothes launches The 42 single malt whisky

The Glenrothes launches The 42 single malt whisky

The 42-year-old limited-edition whisky is said to "epitomise the character" of the Highlands distillery

News | 15 Feb 2023

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The Glenrothes has launched a limited-edition 42-year-old single malt which the distillery says is inspired by the "colour and character" of its home in the Scottish Highlands.

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.
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