If you’re a follower of good malt whisky then you’ll have undoubtedly noticed an absence of all things Glenrothes over the past year or two. Nothing to be alarmed about, more of a calm before the proverbial storm that is the brand new Soleo Collection launching in Australia next year.
The great news of course is that as usual the Club’s got your whisky back and we’re delighted to present for your exclusive enjoyment this Christmas, the jewel in the Collection’s crown, Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion’s very own Whisky Maker’s Cut.
Last year, The Glenrothes Single Malt brand came back under the ownership of the distillery (full story coming up in our Member Whisky of the Month email) and they decided it was about time to give Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion, the absolute legend behind their iconic sherried single malts, free reign to conceive and create his perfect Glenrothes malt. And so Whisky Maker’s Cut was born: matured only in first fill sherry seasoned oak casks and bottled at an unusually high 48.8% for the most amazing candied peel, creamy vanilla, sticky raisin and rich spicy Christmassy character.
The Soleo Collections sees The Glenrothes Single Malt focus exclusively on sherry cask maturation and most notably, introduces age statements for the first time in the brand’s history. Named after the process of sun-drying palomino grapes before they’re pressed for Sherry production – the palomino grape is very pale in colour but grows darker the longer it sits in the sun – this darkening of the grape is reflected in the colour scheme of the Soleo Collection’s packaging, starting yellow with the beautifully light 10 Year Old and getting darker as the whisky gets older through to the dark, sticky 25 Year Old.
Australia’s biggest and greatest whisky community is hugely proud to partner with The Glenrothes to present the hero of their highly anticipated new Soleo range, the Whisky Maker’s Cut, exclusive to The Whisky Club. Matured exclusively in first fill sherry seasoned oak casks, non-chillfiltered and with a far higher alcohol content at Motion’s preferred 48.8% ABV, it stands apart from the rest of the Collection and it’s quite literally all we want for Christmas…
When the new flagship range launches in Aus next year it will replace all existing Glenrothes whiskies, but the centrepiece of the collection is only available right NOW at the Club and when it’s gone there’ll be no more coming into the country until it joins the rest of the collection in bottleshops in 2020.
Be quick to Sign Up while stocks last to avoid missing out on Whisky Maker’s Cut or tell your friends the best whisky news this Christmas if you’re already a Member.
Alongside Whisky Maker’s Cut, the other five expressions in the The Glenrothes Soleo Collection are:
10 Year Old: 40% ABV, matured in Sherry seasoned oak casks. Notes of vanilla, shortbread and lemon peel
12 Year Old: 40% ABV, matured in Sherry seasoned oak casks. Notes of vanilla, melon and cinnamon
18 Year Old: 43% ABV, matured in a high proportion of first-fill Sherry seasoned oak casks. Notes of vanilla, pears and fresh ginger
25 Year Old: 43% ABV, matured in a high proportion of first-fill Sherry seasoned oak casks. Notes of salted caramel, mango and coriander seeds
40 Year Old: Details will be released along with the whisky in early 2019
Merry Christmas, Whisky Lovers.
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