The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
The combination of different Vintages aged in a variety of casks creates a balance of mature experience and vibrant youth. The oldest constituent brings mellow oak and dried fruits; the greatest proportion adds soft, mature, sweet vanilla; the more youthful add exuberance and lemon citrus, creating a sharp and uplifting taste.
Unusually fragrant, soft in style, wafts of mature citrus and honeycomb accompanied with characteristic red fruits.
Very soft silky/creamy mouth-feel. Red berry fruits swirl and dominate with time over the nebulous nuttiness.
Mid to long citrus and honeyed vanilla and the faint reminder of 1st fill sherry casks.
ABV 40% vol. 70cl
This is dangerously easy to drink. It’s beautiful, smooth and without any element of harshness.
Vanilla, caramel, a light sweetness and a subtle clean lemon smell.
A tremendous hazelnuttiness (which is a word. I checked). A rounded, creamy mouth with berries and more hazelnuts. Some oak and a little heat.
Long, honeyed, initially dry then rounded sweetness, marvellous.
Vintage Reserve comprises 10 different Vintages from the last three decades: 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
The effect is a wonderfully golden, honeyed, nutty complex and delicious whisky. Tiny hints of spice and heat are some of the additional layers hidden within. There’s something for everyone here. It’s quite special.