Author Archives: Dubber

One trip remembered, another planned 2

Off the back of my recent trip to The Glenrothes Distillery, we were gifted with a lovely bottle of 1985 Vintage, which, as it says on the label, has rich, creamy, dried fruits as a significant characteristic. Clutch says Garibaldis, but as that’s not a biscuit I’m familiar with, he might as well have said […]

Whisky bottle design insanity 4

There’s a great blog post about packaging design and antique bottles, inspired by this monstrosity from Highland Park. After seeing the packaging design for Highland Park 50 year old it made me think back to the days that I don't actually have any memories of; the days when there wasn't a bunch of goofy stuff on a […]

The Glenrothes Adventure part 5: Tradition & Competition 0

Now, if you’re going to enter this ‘Glenrothes Whisky Maker‘ competition that starts on Monday, you’ll want to be aware of some things. The first is that there is a tradition in Rothes House: guests cook breakfast. Competitively. Be prepared for that. Anyone who’s ever stayed in Rothes House has been up at the crack […]

The Glenrothes Adventure part 4: The Inner Sanctum 0

After all our hard work making the barrels, and touring the distillery, it was finally time to sample some of the fruits of our labour (or rather, the labour of others over the past decades). This is what we whisky writers like to call ‘the whole point of the exercise’. And what a fantastic tasting […]

The Glenrothes Adventure part 3: From grain to spirit 0

In this video, Ronnie Cox takes us on a private tour of the Glenrothes distillery – explaining the process of making the spirit that, over time, becomes The Glenrothes whisky. The four winners of The Glenrothes Whisky Maker competition will be immersed* in every part of whisky production from beginning to end – so you […]