The Glenrothes 18 Year
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
Introduced in September 2018, The Glenrothes 18 Year is a single malt from the brand's Soleo Collection. This bottling uses a high proportion of first-fill sherry seasoned casks for its maturation and like the rest of the collection is 100% natural color. Named for the process for drying grapes when making some sherry styles like Pedro Ximenez, this collection replaces all existing Glenrothes expressions. Bottled at 86 proof.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typesherry seasoned oak
"The Glenrothes 18 Year smells like a mocha with an extra dash of chocolate. Rich sweetness and coffee bitterness make a great combination. That sweetness becomes more like thick maple syrup to taste, but this is surprisingly herbal as well. Freshly-cut hay and pine come through clearly. "