Abbey Whisky

The Glenrothes

2006, Single Cask #5469

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Brand: The Glenrothes, Abbey Whisky
Expression: 2006, Single Cask #5469
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 67.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Abbey Whisky
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A full on honey bomb, caramel pennies, honey roasted chicken, open packets of jelly babies. There is a spicy side to it too with a rye bread pep, toasted chilli almonds and cracked black pepper.
Palate: Now the alcohol shows its face, water releases more autumnal notes. A creaminess and hints of Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Finish: Short and drying. A little salty like bacon rind. Water lengthens and sweetens this out.
Comment: A game of two halves, two totally different personalities with water and neat.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Unashamedly forward – full of rich, sweet aromas. Caramel, icing-sugar and toffee. Sherry and wine notes round out those sweet notes nicely.
Palate: Caramel and toffee notes, Christmas cake spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves with cherries too. Pecan and almonds. Citrus peels. Oak grips eventually.
Finish: Middling-length, with more of the nuts. With a drop of water this becomes longer and a little more satisfying.
Comment: Clearly one for those with a sweet-tooth certainly.
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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