Glenrothes-50 year old

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Lot 317
Glenrothes-50 year old

Sold for HK$ 322,400 (US$ 41,596) inc. premium
Glenrothes-50 year old
Distilled in November 1968. Distilled and bottled by Glenrothes distillery, Rothes.
Bottle number 38 of 50. Matured in Sherry & Bourbon casks. In handmade faceted crystal decanters housed in lacquered black presentation case. Buyer will be invited to an exclusive experience at The Glenrothes Highland Estate and Distillery.
700ml. Single Malt, 48% volume.
1 crystal decanter

Footnotes

  • Tasting Note:
    Aroma: A cascade of fragrant woody spices, lilting between cedar wood and cloves, with grounding notes of linseed oil and rich muscovite sugar. A hint of fragrant jasmine.
    Taste: A drama of complexity. Intensely sweet and spicy, with flares of cardamom, fennel seeds and vanilla pods, while notes of cedar play throughout.
    Finish: Delicate and refined. A gentle lingering of woody spices.


    Laura Rampling, Master Whisky Maker at The Glenrothes explained what awaits whisky connoisseurs with this milestone release: "This 50-year-old single malt is a dramatic blend of aromas with layers of complexity only a whisky of this age can deliver – truly luxurious, dark and fragrant."

    Kerr Arthur, Director of The Glenrothes brand, explained that "those who buy the 50-year-old will be given the opportunity to see behind the scenes at The Glenrothes, a rare and exclusive experience itself, as the secluded Estate, which includes the distillery, cooperage, private farms and Rothes House, is normally closed to visitors."
    Arthur added: "As our oldest ever release, this 50-year-old is a salute to the loyalty and craft of our distillery team, several of whom have over 40 years' service. They truly understand the art of whisky making The Glenrothes way, and now 50 people will have the privilege of sharing in this milestone release."

Saleroom notices

  • All the proceeds from Edrington will be donated to a charity organization called "This Life" in Cambodia. "This Life" was founded by Billy Gorter who was inspired by members of a local community who had big dreams of starting an education centre in their village to accommodate 200 students. It was one particular boy that drove this home even further by telly Billy, "This Life I have no hope. Next life, I would like to be a doctor", the poverty was so poor that the boy had to drop out of school at just 11 years of age. It was becoming apparent to Billy that communities needed a lot more support, and thus was the birth of "This Life", to work alongside with local communities, to which has grown rapidly into an award winning, well-respected community development NGO with eight programs in three Cambodian provinces.
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