The Glenrothes 40 Years Old 2019 Limited Release Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky



The Glenrothes’ first-ever 40 year old single malt is a whisky that marks a moment in the history of The Glenrothes that can never be repeated. Maturing in cask since December 1978, this rare liquid began life in copper stills that Glenrothes took out of action soon after; while the current still house continues to produce The Glenrothes’ exceptional spirit to the same exacting standards, that means this particular whisky can’t be repeated. A moment in history.

This 40 Year Old is the latest addition to the Soleo Collection from The Glenrothes, which was launched in 2018. An edit of six single malt whiskies, the collection is designed for the modern drinker, with every single malt celebrating a unique flavor profile, reflective of the influence of sherry seasoned oak casks and aging between 10 and 40 years. Only 594 bottles will ever be released, each individually numbered and presented in an oak box.


The whisky is described as smooth and complex, having evolved over the course of four decades in a combination of sherry-seasoned and ex-bourbon oak casks. The resulting single malt is a beautiful deep ruby color and has distinctive aromas of orange oil, peach, cedarwood, and almond. On the palate, The Glenrothes 40-Year-Old is described as resinous and rich in sweetness, with notes of sultanas, cinnamon, and nutmeg that balance elegantly with delicate tobacco and soft oak tannin.


Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Single Malt
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml