The Glenrothes 18 Year

Single Malt

The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    4.14
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 9 )

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.

  • age
    18 Year
  • abv
    43.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    sherry seasoned oak

Tasting Notes

"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. "

Flavor Profile

Rich & Spicy