Extraordinary Cask Collection


The 1970 is described as being "clear and bright with rich golden hues; distinctly earthy and autumnal", it has touches of "windfall apples and cider cellar". On the palate it has "toffee apples with icing sugar, sponge fingers with custard, puff pastry with apple". It is "lightly peppery and fresh with citrus and eucalyptus". Single Cask

179 Bottles

Cask 10573

distilled 6th July 1970

bottled 2.9.2012

0,7 Liter 40,6%   Info

Berry Bros. & Rudd is proud to unveil a limited collection of single cask bottlings from the lates 1960s and early 1970s. The Single Cask is something that we at The Glenrothes bottle rarely- indeed, since 1994, an average of less than one a year. The reason is that, generally, two or more good casks deliver greater complexity than one single cask but, just occasionally, casks are found with such personality and such excellence that they can stand alone as examples of supremacy of the bloodline.

However, recently a small cache of casks of unimpeachable provenance came to the attention of Ronnie Cox. After a lengthy process of assessment, a small number of these casks was selected as being worthy of being bottled as The Glenrothes. The first of these casks to be bottled is the Single Cask 1970 #10573.

The hallmarks of The Glenrothes are quality and purity, evident in the beautifully-balanced, elegant and well-mannered single malt with peerless texture, perfectly expressed by this single cask bottling. The spirit was distilled on July 6th 1970. Cask #10573, an ex-bourbon hogshead, yielded just 179 bottles at a natural strength of 40.6% alcohol by volume. It was transferred to glass on April 2nd 2012.

As with the making of single malt Scotch whisky, the materials used in the packaging of The Glenrothes Single Cask are kept to a minimum - only crystal glass, brass, leather and oak have been used. Every element of the design exudes understated elegance; where ostentation and over-elaboration is commonplace, The Glenrothes displays proud and quiet confidence.

The shape of the instantly recognisable Glenrothes bottle has been enhanced further, using hand-blown lead crystal. A plaque made of polished brass is applied to just one front facet: engraved with the year of distillation and the bottle number to ensure the uniqueness and authenticity of each individual decanter.

The Glenrothes is also recognisable by its tasting notes label - in this instance it has been positioned around the neck of the decanter to leave the body perfectly unadulterated. The label is hand-signed by the Malt Master, Gordon Motion, and numbered and dated thus ensuring each bottle is identifiable and unique. The outer case is fine, hand-crafted leather, reminiscent of luxury travel luggage. Each bottle comes with its own oak plinth, made from solid Scottish oak, for display purposes.


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