The Last Drop 1970 Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky
On 6th December 1970, three single casks were filled with Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Over the following half-century, that Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured undisturbed in those self-same barrels.
The relationship between each individual cask, the distillate and the surrounding air brings about a marvellous alchemy; each cask yields a whisky that is slightly different from those around it. To celebrate the differences in personality between individual casks, we have therefore chosen to bottle each of these “sibling casks” separately.
This trio of whiskies comprises our third and final Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky release. The first, from 1968, was launched in 2018, and the second, from 1969 followed in 2019; this latest marks the close in a unique trilogy of remarkable Glenrothes whiskies.
MARK GILLESPIE OF WHISKYCAST’S TASTING NOTES CASK NO. 10586
The nose is malty with gentle kisses of peat smoke, vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and touches of dried apricots, mango, and papaya. The taste starts off light and fruity at first, followed by a nice balance of spices, barley sugar, and a hint of smoke. The finish has a whiff of peat smoke, along with chocolate and a lingering touch of spices. Overall, it’s luscious and vibrant with a gentle smokiness. (96 Points)
Cask No. 10586: 45.3%