The Glenrothes Robur Reserve
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
The Glenrothes Robur Reserve is Travel Retail Exclusive bottling from the Speyside distillery, aged in American oak with a large portion aged in first-fill ex-oloroso sherry oak casks. The name "Robur" comes from the Latin name of Spanish or European oak: Quercus robur. It's been bottled at 40% ABV.
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-Oloroso Sherry Spanish Oak and American Oak
"Hints of copper coins to open things up, but there's also notes of sultanas and caramel. Plenty of vanilla and a whiff of mush banana too. Similar sweet notes appear on the palate, which is pretty creamy. Now there's a fair amount of wood spices too, though. An average entry-level whisky that's not completely balanced."