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Glenrothes Whisky

May 20, 2009 | 4 Comments


Designed by Holmes & Marchant | Country: United Kingdom

“For centuries, the folks behind The Glenrothes made blended whiskeys, mingling different vintages to make the perfect malt. But in 1994, the company broke with tradition and began offering single-year vintages in limited editions — so limited, in fact, that some years they didn’t offer one, because it didn’t meet their exacting standards. Luckily, 1985 was a good year.”

We’d love to know who is responsible for this beautiful bottle.

Via Esquire


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4 Responses to “Glenrothes Whisky”

  1. Kate Earhart
    June 1st, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    It was designed by Holmes & Marchant, a UK based firm.

  2. Lance Powell
    August 11th, 2009 @ 5:00 am

    The color of Glenrothes is medium gold,tinged with green. The nose is redolent of menthol and herbs,rosemary and thyme, while the body hits witha hefty dose of orange citrus.It is somewhat out of balance.

  3. Marquis (for Cognac)
    September 7th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    This could be a very modern cognac bottle too! Very nice

  4. Lee Newham
    December 18th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    The bottle pictured wasn’t designed by Holmes and Marchant, it was designed by Blackburn’s.

    I worked on it back in 1993 as an intern. Infact my work on this got me my first job (I worked on the type, shipper cases, label and drum).

    Holmes and Marchant tweaked the design and changed the outer packaging (the drum) many years later as well as expanding the range. But that isn’t what is pictured.

    I still have an original 1979 bottle at home along with some proofs of the original labels.

    At one point we tried to put a plimsol line in the bottle but it wasn’t possible due to the shape of the neck and filling restrictions.

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