Malts of Scotland

The Glenrothes

1987, 22 Years Old

ABV 53.4%
REVIEWED Issue 82
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes, Malts of Scotland
Expression: 1987, 22 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 53.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Malts of Scotland
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fat. Nail polish, strawberry, marzipan, vanilla, sweet biscuit, pencil shavings as well as dry tea leaves and weirdly, pork crackling.
Palate: Sweet and quite plump, if a little jammy, but dries nicely to the finish. Quite bready/malty. Water bring out sweet vanilla.
Finish: Lightly grassy.
Comment: There’s a lot here but it feels strangely compressed.
7.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Earthy. Wet moss, humus. Cider apples. Opening on citrus notes. Bitter orange, marmalade. Grapefruit peel. Hint of Madeira cake. Liquorice.
Palate: Crisp, dry. A drip of sweetness in an ocean of spices. Paprika, Tabasco. Liquorice root.
Finish: Intense, dry, warm.
Comment: A dash of water brings out sweeter notes and tames the fierce spiciness on the palate. A warmer up but not in the most subtle way.
7.6
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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