The Glenrothes

Sherry Cask Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 123
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Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: Sherry Cask Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 123
Tasting notes
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Lemon and pears poached with turmeric and saffron, heady and exotic. Perfumed flower pollen, frangipane and pineapple with a waxed balsa wood.
Palate: A tingle of mace at the tip of the tongue then a thicker syrup like texture. Lemon cake with sherried sultanas, ginger nut biscuits and spiced carrot cake with buttercream icing.
Finish: Big and silky texture with a clean finish.
Comment: Sultry and brooding. Katharine Hepburn in a glass.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Initially, a little whiff of sulphur, then talcum powder, chopped nuts, ginger cake and brown sugar. Given time in the glass, the sweeter notes begin to open up.
Palate: Quite dry, with a big hit of vanilla, some dried fruit (dates and raisins), a little nuttiness and a rich caramel.
Finish: A slightly thin note creeps in, but the palate is left with a dry, slightly spicy oak, alongside the dried fruit.
Comment: Well rounded and nicely balanced, despite a slight off note at the beginning.
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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