If you’re looking for a drink to ease you in to the autumnal season, look no further. Scottish whisky brand The Glenrothes recently launched its new Soleo Collection, a set of six, single malt whiskies designed for the modern drinker. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this season’s must-have drink.
Over a century ago, The Glenrothes opened its award-winning Speyside distillery with the intention of making quality, authentic single-malt whisky, and its latest offering continues to do just that: The Soleo Collection is a range of six single malt whiskies, all from 100% sherry-seasoned oak casks, with distinctive bottles and packaging.
Moving away from the classic Vintage whiskies the brand is known for, The Glenrothes has created an edit of whiskies that speak to the modern drinker, with the Collection ranging from 10 years old to 40 years old, including a Whisky Maker’s Cut. This innovation doesn’t mean quality has been compromised however, with The Glenrothes being one of the last distilleries in Scotland to maintain its own in-house cooperage, meaning each bottle in the curated collection offers a full grain-to-glass traceability story.
Harking back to the origin of whisky making, the Soleo Collection celebrates the multi-dimensional flavour experience of single malt whisky entirely derived from wood and cask, with the sherry-seasoning adding an additional depth to the edit. Whether you want your whisky shaken, stirred or simply on its own, the Soleo Collection’s exclusive sherry cask maturation married with the lighter, fruitier house style of The Glenrothes means it’s slightly sweeter and much more approachable than traditional scotch – a perfect hybrid, whatever your preferred serve.
The hero of the range, the 12 year old, is smooth and mellow on the palate with comforting notes of rich, creamy vanilla and warm cinnamon. Delectable on its own, or as the basis of a Rob Roy cocktail, it’s sure to be a firm favourite for both the uninitiated and whisky-lovers alike.
The Glenrothes Soleo Collection is available now at Tesco (10 YO only), The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt and Berry Bros & Rudd, ranging from an RRP of £37.00 (10 YO) to RRP £375.00 (25 YO). For more information, visit theglenrothes.com.