Earmarked from an early stage an an ideal component in blended Scotch whiskies, Glenrothes has long been a key component 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 Brother's & Rudd. They began to promote the single malt as well, introducing vintage releases like this one. The Glenrothes "brand" was eventually returned to distillery owners, Edrington, in 2017.
This was distilled in 1985 and bottled in 2005.