The Glenrothes Extraordinary Single Cask 1969 #11485
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
On the 10th of July, 1969 this Speyside Scotch was placed in a refill hogshead cask. Number 11485 to be exact. Then we walked on the moon, went to Woodstock and heard Abbey Road. Decades passed, and it was finally tapped at cask strength on May 28, 2015, yielding only 133 bottles.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"It's fitting this whisky comes from the Summer of Love, because it still has a fine measure of youth, vigor and passion left in it. Though of a considerable age, fresh dark berry, cherry and apple are evident both on the nose and in the glass, with dried figs and dates lending both sweetness and acidity. Dark caramel, toffee and vanilla provide a strong base to carry these flavors, with a medium finish (not long, but not too short either.) Pretty far out stuff, man!"