The Glenrothes 12 Year Old Vintage 1987
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Glenrothes
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1987
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 1999
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • berries
  • orange peel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • seaweed
  • woody
  • floral
  • raisin
  • figs

The Glenrothes

12 Year Old Vintage 1987 (0.75l, 43%)

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Hear that? Of course you don’t. That’s because this Glenrothes vintage series left everyone damn well speechless. Distilled in 1987 and bottled 12 years later, this Whisky serves up an extra kick thanks to its Sherry cask influence—a well-known aspect of Glenrothes’ gems.

You won’t find the age printed on this bottle, though. Just the year of distillation. That goes with the Glenrothes philosophy: maturity not age. That’s something we can get behind.



*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.
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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery The Glenrothes
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1987
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 1999
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • berries
  • orange peel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • seaweed
  • woody
  • floral
  • raisin
  • figs
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Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
The Berry Brothers gave Cutty Sark back to the Edrington Group, when they acquired Glenrothes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Casks are filled with an average strength of 68.9% ABV, which is higher than most distilleries.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
The Berry Brothers gave Cutty Sark back to the Edrington Group, when they acquired Glenrothes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Casks are filled with an average strength of 68.9% ABV, which is higher than most distilleries.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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