The Glenrothes Select Reserve

Single Malt

The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 497 )

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".

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  • Cost
  • abv
  • 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-sherry and ex-bourbon, new and used

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 87

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Fruity & Vanilla