The Glenrothes

12 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Rich and aromatic with cherry leather, kaffir lime leaves, green apple laces and elderflower berries. Chilli and lime cheddar, cola cubes and a dash of damp cardboard too.
Palate: Floral with heather honey, lavender and pollen with hints of tonic water, lemon zest and candyfloss. Sweet and nutty tones follow with salted caramel, popcorn and chewed tobacco as well.
Finish: A chewy, leathery finish with dry spices.
Comment: A cheeseboard and a gin ‘n’ tonic. What more do you need?
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Huge sweetness and a little nuttiness with almond paste. Barbequed banana. Crushed peppermint leaves. The sweetness of buttered pastry, Eccles cakes, then a savoury edge or chilli grilled halloumi cheese.
Palate: Gently sweet with banana split creaminess. It moves more towards dark chocolate, that dominates, raisin Yorkie bars and double cream.
Finish: Full of sherry-soaked raisins. Dries quickly leaving spices.
Comment: A little flat on the palate for me, doesn’t deliver what the nose promises.
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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