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Glenrothes 1968 First Cask 26 Year Old

Lot: 222780

Glenrothes 1968 First Cask 26 Year Old

Winning Bid: £435

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenrothes
Age: 
26 Year Old
Vintage: 
1968
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Direct Wines
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenrothes 1968 First Cask 26 Year Old

The First Cask range is a no-frills collection of independent releases, simplistically labelled but with a real focus on high quality cask selection. The brand was produced by Direct Wines, a firm established in Windsor in 1973 and the casks are provided by Signatory Vintage. Often sold in mixed cases through Direct Wines' global distribution network, these bottles can be found all over the world yet have retained the allure of being a relatively boutique label, with many examples incredibly sought after.

This is a 1968 vintage Glenrothes, bottled from cask #9867.

Earmarked from an early stage an ideal component in blended Scotch whiskies, Glenrothes has long been a key part of big brands such as Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse. Its relationship with the former, lead to a two decade-long association with London wine-merchants, Berry Brothers & Rudd, when they traded their famous blend for the rights to the Glenrothes single malt brand in 2010. The distillery itself remained with Edrington through, and the two were reunited when the now hugely successful brand was returned in 2017. Releases from independent labels like this have also always been highly regarded.

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