Berry Bros. & Rudd have released a limited edition single malt that commemorates not only the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic but the heroism of the Countess of Rothes, the Titanic’s “Plucky Little Countess”.
A Dr Leader who gave a contemporary account of the event stated: “The countess is an expert oarswoman. She practically took command of our boat when it was found that the seamen who had been placed at the oars could not row skillfully. Several of the women took their place with the countess at the oars and rowed in turns while the weak and unskilled stewards sat quietly in one end of the boat”.
Douglas McIvor, Berrys’ Spirits Manager chose the 13 year old single cask matured in Oloroso barrels for its distinctive vanilla, deep citrus, dried fruits, figs, coffee and spice nose together with the characteristic deep fruity notes and honeyed texture of The Glenrothes on the palate. He adds that the whisky shows the aromas of Brazil nuts with a liquorice edge and a lingering sweet fruitiness balanced with soft oak tannins on the finish.
As only 100 bottles of the whisky have been produced it’s not surprising that it has already sold out. So if you really have your heart set on a bottle you will certainly be paying more that the £100 price set by Berry Bros. & Rudd.