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Glen Rothes

No: 30
Producer: Highland Distillers
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside(Rothes)  -   Multimap view
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 275 491 ; Latitude 57 32° N, Longitude 3 12° W
Founded 1878 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

The venerable wine and spirit merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd of St. James's, London (where they trace their origins to the 1690s) have in their blended Scotch whisky Cutty Sark long used a proportion of Glen Rothes. Now, they are marketing Glen Rothes as a bottled single malt by arrangement with the distillery's proprieters. Berry Brothers & Rudd also independantly bottle a number of other malts but with a discretion that borders on invisibility.

Glen Rothes has long been prized by blenders and will surely be more widely appreciated as a single malt now that the distllery's owners have entered into this marketing arrangement. It had previously been on sale only when independant bottlings were made.

The distillery is one of five tucked along the tiny main street of Rothes. Glen Rothes was built in 1878 and enlarged in 1963 and 1980.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: 4*

Rothes, Morayshire, IV33 7AA
Tel: 01340-3248

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