Single malt whisky is Heathrow exclusive

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The 19-year-old single malt from Speyside distillery Glenrothes was launched at the start of the annual Heathrow Whisky Festival (1-30 April).

A total of 283 individually-numbered bottles are available at £185 each from all World of Whiskies stores in the airport.

Having been bottled at a cask strength of 55.4% abv, the whisky is described as having notes of ‘rich dried fruits, orange peel and a hint of vanilla’.

Jeremy Speirs, managing director for Edrington Europe, Middle East and Africa travel retail, said “The Glenrothes is a much-loved and award-winning whisky that we feel has only begun to scratch the surface of its potential in travel retail.’

The expression is the latest addition to Glenrothes’ Single Cask Collection, and is the distillery’s first release for Europe in 2019.

Edrington, which owns Glenrothes, bought the brand back from wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd in May 2017.

Since then Glenrothes has been making changes to its standard collection, including replacing its range of vintage whiskies for age-stated malts in September 2018.

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