The McGibbon's Provenance

The Glenrothes

13 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 42
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes, The McGibbon's
Expression: 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas McGibbon & Co
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Heather and malt, cooked plums; notably sophisticated. Makes you want to keep nosing it.
Palate: Lovely big, malty dram, buttery and sweet, background ginger, with later claret notes creeping in.
Finish: Long, drying, very stylish.
Comment: Large, yet complex. A lovely example of this outstanding Speyside whisky which still has far too low a profile.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rich, sweet and rounded. Cake mix, malted loaf. In time burnt notes, treacle scone then Worcestershire sauce. Light peat, pecan.
Palate: Dried fruits. Rich fruit cake. Plum. Soft and deep to start then like the nose becomes grippy, charred and tannic.
Finish: Dry. Fruit cake again.
Comment: Good, but lacks a little sweetness.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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