The Glenrothes

18 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 158
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Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 158
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Very gentle at first, then creamy banana mash. It starts to sweeten up with vanilla pods and toffee pennies. Eventually earthy, a little musty and then the spices arrive.
Palate: Soft, rich and very clingy on the palate. Then the oak starts to increase with vanilla and brown sugar before the spices take over. A hint of espresso grinds.
Finish: Pretty long with the oak dominating. Slowly dries with the prunes and sherry soaked raisins.
Comment: Beautiful liquid that shows great age and balance.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Bursting with aromas of butterscotch, salted caramel popcorn, roasted hazelnuts and lemon washing up liquid. There are juicy undertones of cherries in kirsch syrup and blackcurrant jam on toast.
Palate: Chargrilled mango, freshly salted popcorn and builder’s tea with a swift flash of sugared almonds and peanut butter. Cucumber skin and paracetamol towards the back of the palate.
Finish: Short with a nut butter consistency.
Comment: A lunch box full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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