Berrys launches Glenrothes Cask 1969 #11485

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announced the release of the second in its series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The Glenrothes Single Cask 1969 #11485 was distilled on July 10 1969. Cask #11485, a refill hogshead, gave 133 bottles at a natural strength of 42.9% alcohol by volume.

The Glenrothes 1969 Extraordinary Cask #11485 will initially be available from Berry Bros. & Rudd and its representatives in key markets. Prices start at £4,000, €5,000 or US$7,000.

Ronnie Cox, BBRS’s brands heritage director, said:“We released the extraordinary cask from 1970 in September 2012, when it was at its peak; there were a mere 179 bottles which have all sold out. The time is right to release the latest of these; a delightfully characterful Glenrothes distilled in the summer of ‘69 which, I am delighted to proclaim, is now ready to be committed to glass.”

On the palate it is described as: “Very expressive and intensely fluid; beautifully-balanced liquorice and barley sugar with the texture of raw silk.

"Finish: Mouth-watering lemon, lime and coriander; Indonesian pepper and yuzu; citrus notes are emphasised by the judicious addition of water."

BBRS says each decanter has been individually made by a master craftsman at Atlantis Crystal in Alcobaca, Portugal, using the purest form of crystal, distinguished by its great resonance, transparency, luminosity and weight. There is a brass plaque and brass hand-engraved neck collar, made by Charles Stott, of the Edinburgh-based Scottish silversmiths. The head of the stopper is made from the wood of the cask #11485 in which the whisky has matured.

The label is signed by the Edrington malt master, Gordon Motion, and numbered and dated thus ensuring each bottle is identifiable and unique.

The outer case is hand-crafted leather and each bottle comes with its own oak plinth, made from solid Scottish oak