The Glenrothes® is delighted to announce the release of Vintage 1998 as the latest single malt expression from the award-winning Speyside Scotch Whisky distillery. While Vintage 1998 will be in wider distribution than past vintages, as with fine wine and champagne, each Vintage from The Glenrothes is rare and finite — once sold out, they are gone forever.
The unique Glenrothes bottle, inspired by the distillery sample bottles, features hand-written tasting notes on the label describing taste and bottling information. The Vintage 1998 is described as “Tropical fruits with sweet vanilla and hints of cinnamon.” The soft, mature palate exudes citrus notes with a rich bouquet of golden syrup and lemongrass. The lingering finish is smooth and rounded with an emphasis on rich vanilla.
Malt Master Gordon Motion, who recently assumed the role after John Ramsay moved on to retirement after nearly 20 years in the position, signs his signature for the first time on The Glenrothes Vintage 1998. Motion described this expression, "It’s said that pictures speak a thousand words. My picture of this Vintage is like Carmen Miranda’s hat in a bottle. Tropical fruits lead with pineapple and mango developing into sweet bananas, coconut and classic Glenrothes vanilla pods."
The Glenrothes is an award-winning Single Malt Whisky of exceptional quality from Speyside, the heartland of Scotch Whisky distillation. Established in 1879, the distillery was known exclusively to Master Blenders and revered as a Class-A quality enhancer for their blended whiskies. It wasn’t until recently that the world was introduced to The Glenrothes as Single Malt Whisky.
The Vintage 1998 is released in keeping with The Glenrothes standard of bottling only selected casks at their peak of optimum maturity and therefore maximum flavor. The combination of tall stills, an unusually slow distillation, and unparalleled cask management policy all combine to make The Glenrothes one of the most well-balanced and flavorsome of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
Like fine wine, each Vintage has its own unique personality, underpinned by the distinctive hallmark characteristic of the distillery. It is the superior wood policy that helps to create the house style – ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla with an exquisite spicy finish all encased in the creamiest of textures and with a complex and well-poised balance.
The Glenrothes Vintage 1998 is available at fine wine & spirits locations nationwide. The recommended retail price is $54.99. The Glenrothes is marketed and distributed by Skyy Spirits LLC in the U.S.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE GLENROTHES® OFFERS ITS “TRIPLE DOUBLES”-THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT
A Connoisseur’s Selection Of The Most Sought-After Single Malts
When The Glenrothes® introduced the generously-sized “Double Double” miniature bottle – at 100ml, twice the size of a standard spirits miniature – the goal was to offer the most discerning Single Malt Whisky aficionados the perfect way to sample and share its rare Vintages. This year, The Glenrothes offers a true connoisseur’s sampling experience for the holidays with the limited-edition Triple Doubles collection, a trio of these magnificent miniatures in an attractive package including: The Glenrothes Select Reserve, Vintages 1998 and 1985.
The Triple Doubles’ generous drams allow one to not only savor but to share the rich, rounded and voluptuous aromas and flavors of three exceptional Single Malts. The 100ml bottles are instantly recognizable as replica versions of the distinctive 750ml bottle, which itself was inspired by sample bottles used at the distillery. The front label of each bottle carries the Malt Master’s tasting notes and signature.
The Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch whiskies included in the Triple Doubles Collection are:
- The Glenrothes Vintage 1998– This new Vintage is described as “Tropical fruits with sweet vanilla and hints of cinnamon.” The soft, mature palate exudes citrus notes with a rich bouquet of golden syrup and lemongrass. The lingering finish is smooth and rounded with an emphasis on rich vanilla.
- The Glenrothes Vintage 1985– This expression has a rich, fruity nose of raisins and sultanas, with plums, prunes, vanilla and chocolate. The soft, smooth palate features oak, vanilla and sultanas and has the creamy, mouth-filling texture of a café latte. This expression has a long, medium sweet finish with an emphasis on coffee and cocoa.
- The Glenrothes Select Reserve – The house style. This non-vintage Single Malt is the essence of all that is The Glenrothes. Laden with ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla, and a hint of spice – characteristically complex with a deliciously creamy texture on the palate. Wonderfully versatile, it is delicious before or after a light meal – outside or in – and is a splendid conversation enhancer.
The Glenrothes Triple Doubles Collection is the perfect gift idea for any malt drinker and will be available this October at fine wine and spirit locations in New York, San Francisco and Georgia. Suggested retail price: $34.99. For more information please visit http://www.TheGlenrothes.com.
About Skyy Spirits, LLC
Skyy Spirits, LLC is the US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Gruppo Campari (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM) and the definitive marketer and distributor of super-premium and luxury spirits brands in North America. Launched in 1992 with the introduction of its flagship brand, SKYY® Vodka, Skyy Spirits has grown exponentially, building a portfolio unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, making it a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers. Skyy Spirits manages Gruppo Campari’s portfolio in the US of such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY90®, SKYY Infusions®, Campari®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón™ Tequila, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur® and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®. Skyy Spirits is also the exclusive US distributor of Cutty Sark® Scotch Whisky, The Glenrothes® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Auchentoshan® Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glen Garioch® Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Flor de Caña® Rum, Carolans Irish Cream®, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey®, Irish Mist® Liqueur, Midori® Melon Liqueur, ZEN Green Tea Liqueur TM, Hibiki® Whisky and The Yamazaki® Single Malt Whisky.
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