The Glenrothes

1987, 13 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 15
Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: 1987, 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sweetshops. Icing sugar. Liquorice. Very delicate hint of rooty peatiness.
Palate: Silky-smooth. Nougat. Dried apricots. Anis.
Finish: A suggestion of orange. Teasing delicate, gently soothing.
Comment: The flavour metaphors evoke childhood, but this is a very adult, sophisticated malt.
8.3
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Charming acacia honey and demerara sugar within a floral theme of pansies and violets.
Palate: Initially enclosed and oaky. Pans out to allow a richer, toffee-cream and intensely malty middle.
Finish: Medium length, simple mixture of oak and barley.
Comment: A well-sculpted malt with a restrained richness and limited complexity. Lovely weight throughout.
8.0
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