The Octave

The Glenrothes

1969, 40 Years Old

ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 90
Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes, The Octave, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1969, 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Awards
Recommended
Issue 90
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dominic Roskrow
Nose: What a curiosity. Lots of fruit jelly notes, polished oak, traces of smoke, chicory coffee, and toffee.
Palate: Altogether bolder, bigger and spicier than the nose, a mouth-coating maltwith white pepper and tangy fruit.
Finish: Quite long, marmalady and peppery. Different, too.
Comment: A stylish combination of two distinctive Glenrothes styles: red berries and zesty grapefruit.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Huge cake mix like aromas, caramel, shortbread, Demerara sugar and a hint of eucalyptus. Certainly not shy. Best neat and as it develops there's citrus, spiced apple juice, celery and parsnip chips. Rounded and quite hefty.
Palate: Dense and slightly fungal, chestnut mushrooms and leaf mould.
Finish: A hefty charmer -John Betjeman or Robert Crumb would appreciate thebuild of this.
Comment: Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.
9.0
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