Glenrothes highlights age statements in new range

by Amy Hopkins

Speyside distillery Glenrothes will depart from its focus on vintage whiskies for a new range of age-statement Sherry cask single malts, which will launch later this month.

Targeted towards the “modern drinker”, the new Soleo Collection contains six single malts aged for between 10 and 40 years. The range is described as “slightly sweeter and much more approachable than traditional Scotch”. Gordon Motion, master whisky maker at The Glenrothes, said: “The Glenrothes is a true and honest single malt. We believe in sharing the inspiration behind how and why we create the whiskies we do – showcasing the fundamentally simple yet natural process of whisky-making, a previously undisclosed part of the story. “The Soleo Collection illustrates this perfectly and its fantastic new whiskies are testament to our commitment.” The range is priced between £37 (US$48) and £375 (US$487), but the price of the 40-year-old expression is yet to be confirmed. Last year, Berry Bros & Rudd sold The Glenrothes brand back to Edrington.