The Glenrothes
8.1

The Glenrothes

Minister’s Reserve

ABV 43%

Classic whisky making has given this a tight flavour, if not a little lacking in personality. Very easy to drink.

Joel Harrison

Specification

The Glenrothes

Brand

Minister’s Reserve

Expression

Single Malt

Type

No age statement

Age (Years)

43%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Joel Harrison

Taster

Nose: Rhubarb and custard boiled sweets on the nose. Over time, oak appears.

Palate: Quince jelly, apricots and strawberry yoghurt make for a fruity dram which is very drinkable indeed. A very approachable whisky.

Finish: Too much oak, which is forgiven by such an easy going palate.

Comment: Classic whisky making has given this a tight flavour, if not a little lacking in personality. Very easy to drink.

Score: 8.2

Neil Ridley

Taster

Nose: Another whisky with a fruit fool note on the nose, this time raspberry. Creamy, with hints of oak ageing, some dried fruit notes and a little liquorice spice.

Palate: The dried fruit and liquorice of the nose hit the palate first, with a slightly rubbery sherry note – not unpleasant, but enough to make you take notice. It’s gone in a second with sweet caramel and figs rounding out the taste.

Finish: Very dry, with oaky overtones and a hint of dried fruit.

Comment: Fruity, dry, with a touch of sherry. Speysider done reasonably well I’d say…

Score: 8

8.1
Overall Score

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