The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve is matured entirely in first-fill sherry casks. The casks are predominantly European oak, which often lends a different character to whiskey than American oak (less vanilla, more fruit). Sherry Cask Reserve doesn't carry a vintage year, as most Glenrothes releases do, or an age statement.
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 Typefirst-fill sherry casks
"Has a lot of familiar characteristics of a sherried whisky on the nose: plums, red fruit, chocolate-covered cherries, and raisins. It's rich on the palate, with raisin, chocolate malt, fruit cake, oaked spice, mango, and even a hint of coconut. Vanilla and orange bitters arrive during the finish. A little water brings out additional citrus. The flavors are all good, but they never quite coalesce as a whole. "