The Glenrothes 1994
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
The very large majority (98%) of the whisky distilled at The Glenrothes is sent off to produce blends such as Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse. The Vintages are handpicked to show off certain characteristics. This was bottled in 2008 making this whisky 14 years old.
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 Typeex-Bourbon, ex-Oloroso Sherry
"This whisky seems to get a greater influence from the sherry barrels with notes of raisins covered in dark chocolate and toasted almonds. There are flashes of freshly peeled lemon zest that pop up every now and then, but especially on the finish. Despite these tastes, the whisky is not as unctuous as it sounds, but rather graceful."