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Our Whisky

Whiskies of Exception since 1879.

Our delicate spirit ages in a distinctive way and so demands a maturation approach that respects it.  We use sherry seasoned oak casks, made to our specification and manage aging with a precision that harnesses both spirit and cask to create elegant and distinctive whiskies.  

The 18 bottle

The 18

After 18 years of patient pursuit, 18 years of absorbing and evolving, our crisp and fruity spirit is reimagined. The unexpected begins to emerge. What had been simple, becomes more subtle. Deeper dimensions unfurl and linger. A richly rounded flavour blooms.

Elemental elegance with effortless complexity.


The 25

After nearly 150 years of whisky making on our private estate in Rothes, Speyside, we’ve learned true wisdom is knowing when to work and, crucially, when to wait.  For, it’s only through thousands of interactions and decades of lived experiences that one can make room for beauty only time can touch.  After a quarter of a century of patience, the elegance of our whisky intensifies with luxurious depth. 

Delicate decadence born from the wisdom to wait.


The 25 bottle
The 42 bottle and brightly coloured box

The 42

A beautifully balanced whisky bottled only at the perfect moment, 42 years.  The 42 boasts an intensely aromatic fragrance, distinctly sweet taste, yet a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.  Bottled at natural colour, like all our whiskies, its naturally deep amber tone is a result of the four decades' long maturation in oak casks. 
Aged to perfection not convention.


Our Artistry

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Exceptionally Soft Water

We only use pure spring water from four private sources to make our whisky.  Filtered through rock formed millions of years ago, gravity naturally feeds the water down from the hills of our Estate to the distillery.  Extremely soft and free from impurities, this water needs no human intervention, delivering a clean, light mouth feel which is the foundation of the elegant character of our spirit.  
Pipework at The Glenrothes in Autumn

Slow Distillation

Patience is the hallmark of The Glenrothes' distillation process.  We distil at a flow rate around half the speed of other well-known distilleries. With unusually tall stills, our distillation process optimises copper contact to remove heavy flavour compounds, creating a bright, fruity and nuanced spirit with refined complexity.
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Precise Maturation

We use sherry seasoned oak casks, made to our specification and manage aging with a precision that harnesses both spirit and cask.  Initially, interaction with the cask layers bold, bright flavours onto our New Make Spirit and after around 15 years, the ripe fruity notes of our spirit progressively become more refined and fragrant.

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