Glenrothes 1970 Extraordinary Cask whiskey sells for $5,000

Andrea Divirgilio / September 27, 2012

The Glenrothes, a Speyside single malt scotch brand owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd, that has made a name for itself with a highly collectable series of vintage malts, has now proudly unveiled one of its most exclusive series of single cask bottling of ‘The Glenrothes’ from the late 1960s and early 1970s. With the release of this ‘extraordinary cask collection,’ Berry Bros. & Rudd as a merchant is actually continuing its philosophy of selecting the finest quality wines and spirits for its customers. However, this cask collection has been made possible by the discovery of vintage casks of unrivaled provenance from a private collector in Scotland, by Berry Bros & Rudd’s brand-heritage director Ronnie Cox. Notably, this whiskey has been chosen as a supreme example of the Speyside distillery’s supple, silky style. The rare cask found is the last of its year, and once the 179 bottles yielded by this cask are gone, the 1970 vintage will be no more available.

Glenrothes 1970 Extraordinary Cask whiskey sells for $5,000

And, the first of series is a whiskey distilled in 1970 which, in continuing with the brand’s philosophy to bottle at peak maturity, is now ready to be committed to glass. The series being called The Extraordinary Cask Collection will be sold in a handcrafted crystal decanter, which is reminiscent of a luxury perfume bottle; with each bearing a brass plaque engraved with the distillation year and cask number, and the stopper made from the very same wood that held and nurtured the whiskey, effectively.

Costing $5,000, the whiskey comes packed in an impressive handcrafted leather travelling case.

Also, we have earlier seen some of the finest single malt whiskeys including the Macallan 1824 single malt whiskey, the Glenfiddich 1937 bottle of whiskey which fetched $71,700, the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Scotch whiskey, and the world’s oldest single malt whiskey, besides the world’s most expensive whiskey at $1.4 million, the Aisla T’Orten.

Via: GothamMagazine

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