The Glenrothes

1978 Vintage Malt

ABV 43%
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Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: 1978 Vintage Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 71
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Restrained. Obvious maturity. Great concentration of mellowed fruits, chestnut puree, caramel flan,fadedvanilla,some mushroom,leaf mulch.
Palate: Very soft with a beautiful flow of flavours over the tongue. Pontefract cakes (liquorice),hot cross buns. A'slow' whisky. Then just as it seems to be dying like an autumn bonfire...
Finish: ...the spices light up the finish.
Comment: You need to concentrate hard on this one as it does not give up its complexities immediately.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense,fruity. Raisins. Fruit loaf. Crème caramel. A pleasant balsamic note. Pine needles. Thesherry signature shows up.
Palate: Crisp and a bit stiff at start. The fruit cake notes,so luscious on the nose,are like being squeezed in anoaky grip.
Finish: Dry,spicy and slightly bitter.
Comment: Strange fellow with an austere halo. Seems unable to jump out of its oaky frame. It needs time to open up.
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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