The Glenrothes 25 Year
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
Introduced in September 2018, The Glenrothes 25 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 Typehigh proportion of first-fill sherry seasoned oak
"Checks all the tick marks you'd want on a great old whisky, more full bodied than a champion bodybuilder and as rich as Scrooge McDuck. A tikka masala curry with added nutmeg, caramel, and licorice is found on the nose. The tannins are strong on the palate, but not unpleasant. The combination of sour and sweet here is reminiscent of cherry Tylenol. "