The Glenrothes has unveiled a new member of its whisky portfolio: The 25.
In creating the new 25, Laura Rampling, Master Whisky Maker wanted to showcase what is described as “a few more years of patiently waiting can do.” She said in a prepared statement, “The additional seven years (between The 18 and The 25) have allowed The 25 to evolve and change quite remarkably. In the same way that wisdom is inherently gained over time, understanding how the spirit evolves makes this wait worthwhile.”
This new whisky will be housed in a fully recyclable cylinder that unfolds to reveal the bottle within. Embossed with the contours of The Glenrothes Distillery Estate, the copper external “gives way to a rich and textural verdigris inside – celebrating the transformation of copper through the passage of time. The classic Glenrothes bottle also has been subtly evolved for a smoother pour, while Laura Rampling’s handwritten tasting notes elegantly gild the transparent front label.”
The 25 will be available this fall through select outlets. The whisky is bottled at 43% ABV and has an RFP of $750. Official tasting notes are below.
- Nose: Ripe peaches, liquid caramel and zesty orange peel. An aroma rich with nutty sweetness and marzipan, complemented by gentle, fragrant notes of cedar wood, coriander seed and just a hint of jasmine.
- Palate: Creamy vanilla, ripe stone fruit and orange oil, infused with toasted almonds. Swiss milk chocolate, delicate oak notes and a lingering sweet spice.
- Finish: Rich and sweet with a silky nuttiness and persisting fragrance.