Sansibar Glenrothes 22 Year Old, 1996Spirit Shop Selection
Earmarked from an early stage an ideal component in blended Scotch whiskies, Glenrothes has long been a key part of big brands such as Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse. Its relationship with the former, lead to a two decade-long association with London wine-merchants, Berry Brothers & Rudd, when they traded their famous blend for the rights to the Glenrothes single malt brand in 2010. The distillery itself remained with Edrington through, and the two were reunited when the now hugely successful brand was returned in 2017. Releases from independent labels like this have also always been highly regarded.
Distilled in 1996, this was selected by and jointly bottled for Sansibar in Germany and Spirits Shop’ Selection in Taiwan, at 22 years old.
One of only 504 bottles drawn from a sherry cask in 2018.
Sansibar Whisky is a German independent bottler, specialising in Scotch, Japanese whisky and rum. Founded by connoisseur, Jens Drewitz, he tastes and hand-selects almost every cask he purchases, on site at the distilleries. An impressive eye for quality, Sansibar have also supported other small independents, acting as the exclusive German distributor for Glasgow’s North Star, and Hidden Spirits in Italy.
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700ml / 52.4%