The Glenrothes Select Reserve
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
This bottling is a blend, or vatting, of different malt vintages produced at the distillery. The ages vary as do the barrels used, but they only use ex-bourbon and ex-sherry in a varying degrees of uses, some new and some used. A large portion of the whisky distilled here go into the blends of The Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark. A tiny percentage (2%) is bottled as a single malt. The Select Reserve is The Glenrothes example of a "House Style".
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-sherry and ex-bourbon, new and used
"The nose is full of vanilla, caramel, and toasted barley. The profile of the whisky is fruity and soft, a very mellow sort of dram save for the baking spices on the finish. This is a nice little dram to start the evening with."