The Glenrothes

Elder’s Reserve

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 116
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: Elder’s Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Immature honey and vanilla, Sugar Puffs and a hint of spearmint.
Palate: Nectarines, orange blossom and more vanilla are wrapped up in sweet white chocolate and banana.
Finish: Fresh mint and almonds.
Comment: Better with time, this is a dram full of energy and life, but little immature on the palate.
8.0
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Red apples, some barley sugar sweetness, stewed summer fruit (red currants, blackcurrant and raspberries), a hint of chopped hazelnut and some floral soap.
Palate: Sweet initially, with some golden syrup covered nuts, malted milk biscuits and barley sugar. A dryness sets in with raisins, some moist oak and a little nutmeg spice.
Finish: The raisins and nutmeg battle with some fresher, zesty notes. Raisins are triumphant.
Comment: Some hushed flavours at work here, needs time to really develop, but once it does, it’s worth the wait.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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