The Glenrothes

A Partnership of Craft - The 50th of 50

A Unique Creation

In 2020, The Glenrothes released 50 bottles of their first ever 50 Year Old single malt: a testament to half a century of passion and craft. The 50th of 50 is the finest jewel in The Glenrothes crown and so we partnered with them to hand-craft a worthy adornment.

Two Scottish brands steeped in history and heritage, both quietly dedicated to craftsmanship, tradition and artistry. As The Glenrothes draw whisky from the pure springs of Rothes, we drew gold from Scotland’s only gold mine, to craft a decanter beyond compare. The rare was transformed into the remarkable.

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And Then There Were None...

On a February afternoon in our grand Georgian home, this one-of-a-kind decanter went to auction, streamed live to potential bidders and a small selection of Spirit Of Rothes members.

The virtual event was expertly delivered by Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams, one of the world’s most renowned auctioneers of fine art and jewellery. 

On a February afternoon in our grand Georgian home, this one-of-a-kind decanter went to auction, streamed live to potential bidders and a small selection of Spirit Of Rothes members.

The virtual event was expertly delivered by Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams, one of the world’s most renowned auctioneers of fine art and jewellery. 

The decanter had to be extraordinary. The rarity of the whisky demanded it. Discover the joint craft, care and commitment that went into creating the 50th of 50.

The Glenrothes

The Glenrothes has been making whisky quietly, and without compromise, since 1879. Their rich and rounded single malt is immaculate and unchanging, handcrafted by a community of whisky makers.

The Spirit of Rothes is an attitude, a way of life, inspired by the people who call Rothes home. Find out more about the Spirit of Rothes today, and become part of the best kept secret in Speyside. 

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Scottish Gold

Treasure from the heart of Scotland, a fine seam of gold is being delicately and ethically extracted beneath spectacular National Park scenery at the edge of The Trossachs National Park. The Glenrothes 50YO is a spirit with such rare qualities, worthy of being adorned with the finest of gold.

Treasure from the heart of Scotland, a fine seam of gold is being delicately and ethically extracted beneath spectacular National Park scenery at the edge of The Trossachs National Park. The Glenrothes 50YO is a spirit with such rare qualities, worthy of being adorned with the finest of gold.

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“This collaboration with Hamilton & Inches unites the exceptional craft & commitment of a Master Whisky Maker & Goldsmith to ensure that our last decanter, “The 50th of 50” is very special.”

- Kerr Arthur, Director of The Glenrothes brand.
The Glenrothes 50 Year Old
Tasting Notes

Aroma: A cascade of fragrant woody spices, lilting between cedar wood and cloves, with grounding notes of linseed oil and rich muscovite sugar. A hint of fragrant jasmine.

Taste: A drama of complexity. Intensely sweet and spicy, with flares of cardamom, fennel seeds and vanilla pods, while notes of cedar play throughout.

Finish: Delicate and refined. A gentle lingering of woody spices.

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The Partnership

For such an important release, we used our rare and precious skills, passed down through generations, to help create the best of the best. This was the coming together of two masters of craft. Precious liquid combined with precious metal, both shaped right here in Scotland. Thanks to the 50th of 50, the legacy of this unique partnership lives on.

For such an important release, we used our rare and precious skills, passed down through generations, to help create the best of the best. This was the coming together of two masters of craft. Precious liquid combined with precious metal, both shaped right here in Scotland. Thanks to the 50th of 50, the legacy of this unique partnership lives on.