The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve

Single Malt

The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    3.15
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 60 )

The Glenrothes typically uses both ex-bourbon, refill whisky, and ex-sherry casks for maturation of their whiskies. This bottling is their exception to the rule. Formally known as Alba Reserve, as of the end of 2015, this bottling has been re-branded as Bourbon Cask Reserve. Incidentally, it is still Certified Kosher as was their Alba Reserve bottling.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The aroma are unmistakably markers for the American wood aging with aromas of vanilla and coconut. Cinnamon and ginger are in attendance and there is a beeswax quality to the texture and taste of the whisky."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Vanilla