The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage is the latest expression from the distillery and, with very limited availability, is almost certainly the very last Glenrothes from the 1970s. It comprises a small selection of casks, hand-picked by Malt Master John Ramsay, at the very peak of their maturity. John Ramsey describes it as "...rich vanilla, fruit compote and intense spice". The bottle is packaged in a copper and oak frame, reflecting the distillation and maturation which create the whisky's flavours. The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage has been voted the "Best Speyside Single Malt" at the World Whiskies Awards 2008, organised by Whisky Magazine.