Wild about Whisky: 90 years ago Cutty Sark was created with Glenrothes as the key malt but it was only 6 years ago that the Glenrothes malt began to stand out....
Glenrothes Distillery The Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt 43% Vanilla pod and cocoa. Intensely sweet on the nose with demerara sugar dominating the top notes and chocolate with lemon malted barley in support. The palate thin but with a touch of honey is no reflection of the intense sweetness of the nose, then a squirt of grapefruit on the mid palate and a finish of grape and dark chocolate. 80 The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage 14yo Single Malt 43% The malted barley dominates this nose with orange marmalade, toffee and the sweetest orange citrus. Viscous and gorgeously mouth coating this dram is velvety on the tongue with sweet sherry, ginger and pepper and a finish of sherried oak. 87
The Glenrothes 1995 Vintage 17yo Single Malt 43%
Vanilla, orange citrus, a touch of smoke and toffee 'n spice.
Viscous, oily and sherry sweet on the palate with sweet allspice, ginger and citrus with a touch of pepper and peat on the finish. 87
The Glenrothes 1994 Vintage 12yo Single malt 43%
Rich, warm sherry, vanilla, toffee with stewed blueberries and cranberries with a generous sprinkling of icing sugar on top. What an exquisite nose!!
The Oloroso sherry comes through on the palate in barrel loads, rich and warming like the nose with a touch of pepper 'n spice and an oak 'n sherry finish. Gorgeous! 88
All The Glenrothes above available for tasting and purchase at Wild About Whisky, Dullstroom.